HC Deb 12 November 1952 vol 507 c1080

10.5 p.m.

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

After the business already announced for consideration tomorrow, which is the Second Reading of the New Valuation Lists (Postponement) Bill and the consideration of Purchase Tax (No. 7) Order, we propose to take the following business, which we have been unable to obtain today:

Second Reading of the Civil Contingencies Fund Bill and Committee stage of the Money Resolution;

Second Reading of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill and Committee stage of the Money Resolution.

Last Thursday, when the implication was that the business for tomorrow was somewhat thin, a request was made by the Leader of the Opposition for the Prayer relating to the Shops (Revocation of Winter Closing Provisions) Order to be moved at an early hour. I agreed to consider this on behalf of the Government, but I pointed out that it must depend upon the progress of business and on the right hon. Gentlemen and his hon. Friends facilitating the business that we have put down.