HC Deb 17 October 1944 vol 403 cc2326-7
The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)

I said this morning that I would inform the House as to when the compensation Clauses of the Town and Country Planning Bill would be available. Clause 45 of the Bill as introduced and the Clause dealing with the owner-occupier will be on the Order Paper tomorrow, but the new Clause dealing with post-1939 improvements, which raises a distinct issue, and a machinery Clause for operating both the owner-occupier Clause and the improvements Clause, will be tabled to-morrow.

Mr. A. Greenwood (Wakefield)

Does that announcement involve any change in the Business arrangements? I pointed out this morning that if the Clauses were not tabled to-morrow, the Debate could not take place on Thursday, but now that they will be tabled, may I ask if it is proposed to carry on the discussion later in the week; and will an alteration of Business for Friday be necessary?

Mr. Attlee

We can perhaps discuss the matter through the usual channels. I know that the House wants to make progress with the Bill and it is just as well, when we have seen the Clauses, to see how far we can get.

Sir Percy Harris (Bethnal Green, South-West)

Will the right hon. Gentleman table now the Clause dealing with post-1939 improvements, merely formally, so that it will be available to Members to-morrow afternoon? Then hon. Members can study the Clause and be ready to deal with it on Thursday.

Mr. Attlee

I think so. I will try to make it available as soon as possible.

Captain McEwen (Lord of the Treasury)

I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Motion for the Adjournment.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.