HC Deb 28 November 1945 vol 416 cc1334-5
Mr. Eden

May I. ask the Leader of the House whether he has any statement to make about Business tomorrow, and also if he can give any indication of how far the Government hope to get today?

Mr. H. Morrison

With regard to the Business today, we should like to finish the Committee stage of the Finance Bill, but it is recognised that that may not be possible. With regard to Business tomorrow, in addition to that already announced for tomorrow, we hope there will. be time to consider the Lords Amendments to the Supplies and Services Bill and the Motion to approve the Greenwich Hospital and Travers' Foundation statement of income and expenditure.

Mr. Eden

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman to bear in mind, in relation to the Finance Bill, that we made good progress yesterday and that at least as much time was taken up by supporters of the Government as by hon. Members on this side and, as he is adding some more to the programme, may I ask if we shall not have to sit very late tonight and tomorrow?

Mr. Morrison

I hope not. I gather that good work was done on both sides of the Committee yesterday. I am not complaining and I hope that if reasonable progress is made, it will not be necessary to sit unduly late today and tomorrow. Fortunately their Lordships have not unduly interfered with the Supplies and Services Bill.