HC Deb 20 July 1950 vol 477 cc2484-6
Mr. Eden

May I ask the Leader of the House to tell us the Business for next week?

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

Sir, the Business for next week will be as follows:

MONDAY, 24TH JULY—Supply (26th allotted Day), Report.

Debate on Civil Defence.

At 9.30 p.m. the Report stage of all outstanding Votes will be put from the Chair.

Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Coal Mining (Subsidence) Bill and to the Highways (Provision of Cattle-Grids) Bill. Consideration of Motions to approve the Town and Country Planning (Development Charge) Exemptions Regulations and similar Regulations for Scotland.

TUESDAY, 25TH JULY—Debate on the Reports of the British Electricity Authority and Area Boards.

Consideration of Motions to approve the Representation of the People Regulations and similar Regulations for Scotland and for Northern Ireland; the Draft Civil Defence (Demolition and Repair Services) Regulations and similar Regulations for Scotland; and the Draft Wool Textile Industry Order.

WEDNESDAY, 26TH JULY—Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill. Debate on Defence.

THURSDAY, 27TH JULY—Committee and remaining stages of the Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill.

Debate on the Annual Report of the Colonial Development Corporation, 1949, until 7.30 p.m. [Copies of the Report will be available in the Vote Office tomorrow (Friday).]

Afterwards, a debate on Newsprint Supplies.

During the week it is hoped to pass the following Consolidation Measures which have been received from another place: the Matrimonial Causes Bill; the Arbitration Bill; the Adoption Bill; and the Shops Bill.

We propose to take Second Readings at the end of Business on Tuesday, and the Committee and remaining stages either on Wednesday or Thursday.

If all the necessary Business has been disposed of, including any further Amendments to Bills which may be received from another place, it is hoped to take the Motion for the Summer Recess on Friday, 28th July, and meet again on 17th October, it being understood, of course, that if it were necessary for the House to meet specially or earlier, then the Government would make representations to the Speaker under the Standing Orders.

Ordered: That this day, Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken before Ten o'clock; and that if the first Two Resolutions proposed shall have been agreed to by the Committee of Supply before half-past Nine o'clock, the Chairman shall proceed to put forthwith the Questions which he is directed to put at half-past Nine o'clock by paragraph (6) of Standing Order No. 16 (Business of Supply)."—[The Prime Minister.]

Proceedings on Government Business exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).—[The Prime Minister.]