HC Deb 10 July 1950 vol 477 c960
Mr. Oliver Lyttelton

May I ask the Leader of the House if he has a statement to make on the Business for this week?

Mr. Herbert Morrison

Yes, Sir, I have a statement to make about an alteration in the Business for Tomorrow. At the request of the Opposition, the Debate on Education previously announced for Tomorrow will be postponed. It is proposed to take Supply formally and then move the Adjournment of the House, in order that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War may make a statement on his recent speech at Colchester, upon which a Debate may arise.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to Debate questions relating to war damage claims. Then, as already announced, we shall proceed with the Motion relating to the Census Order.

Mr. Emrys Hughes

Was consideration given to the view that education is far more important than the Opposition's miserable vendetta against the Secretary of State for War?

Mr. Morrison

This is a Supply Day, and the responsibility for the choice of business lies with the Opposition.

Mr. Lyttelton

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether we are to have a discussion on education next week, in which case the apprehension of the hon. Member for Ayrshire, South (Mr. Emrys Hughes) will shortly be allayed?