HC Deb 08 February 1952 vol 495 cc952-3
The Minister of Health (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

It is proposed that the hour of meeting on Monday next should be 2 o'Clock.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister will bring a Gracious Message from Her Majesty the Queen respecting the death of His late Majesty. The House will then consider an Address in reply to Her Majesty, a Message to Her Majesty the Queen Mother, and to Her Majesty Queen Mary.

Arrangements are being made for Business to be completed so that the House may go to Westminster Hall to be present when the body of the late King arrives at about 4 o'Clock for the Lying-in-State.

After the Ceremony in Westminster Hall, the House will adjourn until Tuesday, 19th February.

The Business for that day and the rest of the week, which it may be convenient for me to give now, will be as follows:

TUESDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY—Committee and remaining stages of the Festival Pleasure Gardens Bill; the Merchant Shipping Bill, and of the Judicial Offices (Salaries, &c.) Bill;

Second Reading of the Income Tax Bill [Lords]; the Customs and Excise Bill, and of the Miners' Welfare Bill;

Consideration of Motions to approve the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Training) Act Extension Order; and the Additional Import Duties (Cotton Sacks) Order.

WEDNESDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY—Second Reading of the Agriculture (Fertilisers) Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution till 7 p.m.

Consideration of Motions to approve the Agriculture (Special Directions) (Maximum Area of Pasture) Extension of Period Order, 1951, and a similar Order for Scotland.

Second Reading of the Export Guarantees Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Consideration of Motions to approve the Draft Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Scheme, and the Draft National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) (Colliery Workers Supplementary Scheme) Amendment Order.

THURSDAY, 21ST FEBRUARY—The Business will be announced later.

FRIDAY, 22ND FEBRUARY—Consideration of Private Members' Motions which will be balloted for on Tuesday, 19th February.

Mr. Speaker

It may be convenient for me now to inform the House that on Monday, after the speeches and proceedings on the Address to Her Majesty and other Motions, hon. Members who have not yet been sworn in will be able to take the Oath if time permits. I may then suspend the Sitting until it is time for me to lead the House in procession to Westminster Hall, where we should be in position by about a Quarter-to-Four. I will on Monday give the House further details of our procession.

I am asked to announce that there will be a Memorial Service held in St. Margaret's on Friday, 15th February, at Half-past Two o'Clock for Members of Parliament and their wives.

Resolved, "That this House do meet on Monday next at Two o'Clock."—[Mr. Crookshank.]