§ Mr. Greenwood
May I ask the Leader of the House to state the Business on the resumption of the Sittings of the House?
§ First Sitting Day—Committee stage of a Supplementary Vote of Credit for War Expenditure. If necessary, a statement will be made on the war situation.
§ Second Sitting Day—Report stage of the Supplementary Vote of Credit, which will afford an opportunity for the promised Debate on Service Pay.
§ Third Sitting Day—We shall ask the House to pass a special Consolidated Fund Bill through all its stages, which is required for the Supplementary Vote of Credit.
§ During the week we shall consider any outstanding Business, including the Courts (Emergency Powers) (Amendment) Bill [Lords], the Greenwich Hospital Bill [Lords], and the Purchase Tax (Exemption) Orders.
§ Earl Winterton
May I call the attention of the Leader of the House to the point which I raised yesterday, which was supported by my right hon. Friend beside me, that an opportunity should be given, if possible, for a statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, followed by a Debate, on our short and long-term borrowing policy? Will he consider 1200 whether that can be done on the third Sitting Day on the Consolidated Fund Bill?
§ Mr. Greenwood
May I take it that this proposed Business is really provisional, and that the House will understand that should circumstances so change the programme might be changed?
§ Major Milner
Will the Leader of the House say whether the Government will open the Debate on Service Pay and Allowances by a statement of their intentions?