§ Mr. Pethick-Lawrence
May I ask the Leader of the House to state the forthcoming Business of the House?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
The Business will be as follows:
First Sitting Day.—Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill. A Debate on the Coal Situation will take place.
Second Sitting Day.—Committee and remaining stages of the Consolidated Fund Bill. A Debate on Agriculture will take place.
§ Mr. Tinker
With regard to the Business for the First Sitting Day, will it be possible to suspend the Rule, because the 1210 Debate is on an interesting subject on which many hon. Members wish to speak?
§ Mr. Mander
Could my right hon. Friend say whether he has any statement to make about the inquiry which was to be held by the Lord Privy Seal into the affairs of the British Red Cross?
§ Mr. Stokes
May I ask whether the Government propose to make any statement in the near future on the report of Mr. Justice Bucknill in regard to the passage of the German ships through the Channel?
§ Mr. Stokes
How long will it be before a decision is taken, because the Prime Minister promised that the matter should be dealt with promptly and an announcement made to the House?
§ Captain Godfrey Nicholson
Can my right hon. Friend say whether there is any chance of my hon. Friends being able to raise the question of the Mercantile Marine on one of these days?
§ Sir H. Williams
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether a Debate on the capitulation of Singapore will take place before Easter?
§ Sir W. Davison
With regard to the Red Cross inquiry, I hope there will be no delay in a matter of great urgency. 1211 Has the right hon. Gentleman any idea when we may expect the report of the Lord Privy Seal?
§ Mr. Mathers
Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind that to carry out this inquiry thoroughly is more important than to do it quickly?