HC Deb 16 December 1943 vol 395 c1697
Mr. Arthur Greenwood

May I ask the Leader of the House to state the Business on the resumption of Sittings?

The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)

The Business when we meet again in the New Year will be as follows:

First Sitting Day—Committee stage of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Bill. If agreeable to the House, we would like to obtain the concluding stages also.

Second and third Sitting Days—Second Reading of the Education Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Sir H. Williams

Can the Leader of the House say when it is probable that a Motion will be tabled with regard to the provision of additional Judges? May I also ask whether consideration has been given to the suggestion made recently that the Order Paper should contain an intimation of the hon. Member whom the Speaker contemplates calling on the Adjournment Motion each day?

Mr. Eden

With regard to the first Question, I have no information. With regard to the second, we are considering that matter, and I hope to make a statement.

Mr. W. J. Brown

Can the Leader of the House give any indication when the Government will be able to introduce the Bill for the improvement of the pensions of State servants?

Mr. Eden

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer says he hopes to be ready with the Bill pretty soon after the House resumes.

Mr. John Dugdale

Will there be any opportunity of discussing the Oliver Report on detention barracks when the House resumes?

Mr. Eden

I have had no representations about that. If they are made, I will consider them.

Captain Cobb

If it appears that a great many Members wish to take part in the Debate on the Education Bill, will my right hon. Friend consider extending the time for the Debate?

Mr. Eden

We had two days' Debate on the White Paper, and I thought that two more days on the Second Reading of the Bill would be a fair arrangement.