§ Mr. Arthur Greenwood
May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the Business to be taken after the Adjournment?
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
Yes, Sir. In the first week after the Summer Recess, supposing that the date agreed to has not been altered in the meantime, the Business will be:
Tuesday, 26th September—Conclusion of the adjourned Debate on the Second Reading of the Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution. Committee and remaining stages of the Housing (Scotland) Bill.
Wednesday, 27th September—Committee stage of the Town and Country Planning Money Resolution; Second Reading of the India (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill [Lords] and of the Diplomatic Privileges (Extension) Bill [Lords.]
Thursday, 28th September—Committee stage of the Town and Country Planning Bill.
Friday, 29th September—Committee and remaining stages of the Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Bill and, if there is time, further progress will be made with the India (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill [Lords] and the Diplomatic Privileges (Extension) Bill [Lords.]
§ Mr. Shinwell
May I ask my right hon. Friend for information on two points? I understand the Chancellor is laying a White Paper on the full text of the Bretton Woods Monetary Conference. If that is correct, do the Government intend to have an early Debate? Secondly, what are the Government's intentions about a Debate on the subject of shipping and shipbuilding?
§ Mr. Eden
I will take, first, the second question, about shipping and shipbuilding. That is one of the subjects we have noted for a Debate when we come back, before the end of the Session. With regard to my hon. Friend's first question, the White Paper is being laid to-day and I have it in mind that we should have an early discussion after we come back.
Arising out of that reply, is my right hon. Friend aware that information about the United States proposals for the conference have already been given to certain members of Congress? Will he be in a position to inform hon. Members of this House at a very early date the details of our plans that are being discussed?
§ Mr. Eden
That is another point. Of course, as I explained to the House this is a meeting on the official level which will not commit the Government. I do not know what Mr. Hull may have said to Congress but our course is quite clear, and the hon. Member may be assured that we shall take the necessary steps in order to carry the House with us in any proposals that are made.
May we have an early discussion on the World Security Conference, because that is equally important?
§ Sir H. Williams
Could I ask my right hon. Friend what Minister will reply to The continued Debate on the emergency houses, because both the Ministers concerned have exhausted their right of speech? Secondly, when will the Second Reading of the Redistribution Bill take place? Thirdly, is he aware that there may be some prolonged discussion on the Extension of Diplomatic Privileges Bill?
§ Mr. Tinker
The Prime Minister said a White Paper would be published during the Recess on the Beveridge plan for social reform; will that promise be carried out? If so, may we expect a Debate upon it after we return?
§ Mrs. Cazalet Keir
Is my right hon. Friend aware of the great dissatisfaction that is felt at the fact that the Government have not been able, after three months, to set up a Royal Commission on Equal Pay?
§ Mr. Gallacher
I understand that we are to discuss the Housing Bill on Tuesday and at the tail end of the discussion take the Scottish Bill. May I ask my right hon. Friend not to carry on this practice but to set in motion the Scottish Grand Committee once again, so that it can take the Committee stage of the Scottish Bill?
§ Mr. Quintin Hogg
Will my right hon. Friend consider in the next series of Sittings giving time for a discussion on overseas trade? One realises that it has taken second place to other considerations for some time, but in view of the turn which events are taking, would my right hon. Friend consider the possibility of such a discussion?
§ Mr. Cocks
The Leader of the House said that one of the Committee days would be devoted to the Town and Country Planning Bill; will it be the first day of the Committee stage?
§ Sir Richard Acland
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that when we resume it may be really urgent to have an early discussion on the question of Service voting and registration?
§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
Is it possible for facilities to be given to discuss the broadcast of the Governor of the Bank of England on 27th July, which was extremely misleading to the public?