HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc339-40
Mr. Eden

May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will be good enough to tell us what are the Government's intentions about Business tonight, in the event of the Motion on the Paper being approved?

The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

Yes, Sir. Discussions have taken place through the usual channels, and it was thought that the House would like a little extra time in which to discuss the Housing Bill. Therefore, it has been agreed—and I hope the House will concur—that the Debate on the Second Reading of the Housing Bill shall continue until 10.15, and that thereafter the Financial Resolution shall be taken. We trust that the Debate on that Resolution will not take unduly long. That is the purpose of the Suspension of the Rule, and I hope the arrangement will meet with the general approval of the House.

Lieut.-Colonel Dower

Would the right hon. Gentleman give some indication of what he means by "not unduly long "?

Mr. Morrison

I would not like to do that, Sir. The hon. and gallant Gentleman is a most reasonable person, and I am sure he can place a reasonable interpretation on those words.