HC Deb 30 November 1944 vol 406 cc68-9
Mr. Arthur Greenwood

May I ask the Leader of the House to state the Business for this week and next week; and may I, at the same time, ask the Prime Minister whether he will regard the warmth of his greeting to-day as a sincere expression of our feelings?

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

The general Debate on the Address in reply to the King's Speech will be continued to-day and tomorrow. The Debate will also occupy the whole of next week, and will, we hope, be brought to a conclusion then. Subject to your approval, Mr. Speaker, it may be convenient for the House to debate specific subjects or Amendments next week. Perhaps you, Sir, will he in a position at the beginning of Business to-morrow, to inform the House of your suggestions.

The only other important matter to which I would like to refer, briefly, is that it has been represented to me that there is a desire to discuss at an early date the Polish situation, separately from the general situation. It seems to the Government that that is a reasonable request. I propose to make arrangements for such a Debate—although I cannot say this morning exactly when it will be—separate from the Debate in which we are engaged now. I think that will be for the convenience of the House and will meet the desire of hon. Members.

Sir Herbert Williams

May I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman will arrange, when the Scottish Hydro-Electric Bill is reintroduced—it was formally introduced for information purposes in the last Session—that some explanatory memorandum will be attached to it, because it is quite unintelligible in its present form?

Mr. Eden

I would like to look into that matter, if I may.