HC Deb 19 March 1946 vol 420 cc1696-7
Mr. Eden

Before the Motion on Business standing in the name of the Prime Minister is moved, may I ask the Leader of the House, for the guidance of hon. Members, what are the Government's intentions, and, in particular, whether they propose to sit late tonight?

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

We desire to obtain the Second Reading of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill, the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution, and the three Draft Orders proposed to be made under the Ministers of the Crown (Transfer of Functions) Act.

I was asked last Thursday, and undertook, to suspend the Rule for an hour for the Second Reading of the Scottish Housing Bill. It has been necessary, however, to table a Motion for a general suspension of the Rule, and I hope the House will agree that we should come to a conclusion on the Second Reading of the Scottish Housing Bill not later' than 10.15, and thereafter consider the Money Resolution and other Motions to which I have referred. I hope that we can obtain this Business without sitting unduly late.

Sir Henry Morris-Jones

May I ask the Leader of the House when the National Health Service Bill will be available to hon. Members in the Vote Office?

Mr. Morrison

I gather it will be ready this week.

Sir H. Morris-Jones

But can the right hon. Gentleman give the day?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Gentleman is talking about a Bill which has not been presented to the House. We ought to wait until then.