HC Deb 09 November 1944 vol 404 cc1537-8
Mr. Pethick-Lawrence

May I ask the Leader of the House what will be the Business for next week?

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

The Business for next week will be as follows:

Tuesday—Committee and remaining stages of the Ministry of Social Insurance Bill.

Wednesday—On the Motion for the Adjournment of the House, there will be an opportunity for a Debate on release from the Forces after the defeat of Germany.

Thursday—Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Town and Country Planning Bill. We expect to receive the Amendments from another place during the course of Tuesday, and they will be printed and made available in good time on Wednesday.

If all the necessary outstanding Business, including the Lords Amendments to the Town and Country Planning Bill, has been disposed of, the Government will propose a short interval from Friday, 17th November, to Tuesday, 28th November, so that final preparations may be made for the new Session. Hon. Members are aware that, under existing powers, the House can be recalled at short notice should this prove necessary.

Mr. Tinker

Would my right hon. Friend consider extending the time for to-day's Business, as yesterday quite a number of hon. Members could not speak, and I think Mr. Speaker is in difficulty in accommodating all who wish to speak in the time given?

Mr. Eden

I understand we did well yesterday and got in a lot of speeches. From information which has reached me, it is hoped that we shall do equally well to-day.

Mr. Turton

With regard to Wednesday's Business, will my right hon. Friend consider having a Motion on the Paper to debate the White Paper, in order to allow the discussion to be wider than it could be on the Adjournment?

Mr. Eden

With respect, I think my hon. Friend is on the wrong tack there. I do not think that would have the effect he wants.