HC Deb 23 November 1948 vol 458 c1083
The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Herbert Morrison)

The Government have decided to ask the House to consider a Time-Table Motion on Thursday for the Iron and Steel Bill. The terms of the Motion appear on this morning's Order Paper. If there is time after the Motion has been disposed of, we hope to conclude the Committee stage of the Wireless Telegraphy Bill. The Second Reading of the Coal Industry Bill previously announced for Thursday will be postponed.

Mr. Eden

I take it that this will be the first Motion on the Order Paper and that, if necessary, a full day will be given for its discussion. May I also ask the Leader of the House if he can tell us whether it is intended to take the Second Reading of the Coal Industry Bill next week?

Mr. Morrison

The Allocation of Time Order will be the first business on Thursday. I am not sure whether it will be necessary to spend a whole day on it, but we shall see how we go. With regard to the Coal Industry Bill, I cannot be quite sure, but we hope to take it next week.