§ Mr. C. R. Attlee
May I ask the Patronage Secretary if he has any statement to make with regard to business?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. P. G. T. Buchan-Hepburn)
Yes, Sir. It has been found possible to meet the Opposition request for the business on Wednesday and Thursday next week to be interchanged. Therefore, Wednesday will be the First Allotted Day in Committee on the Transport Bill. We had simply suggested Thursday for this business to give more time after the Second Reading, but now, on Thursday, we shall take the Second Reading of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; and the Motion to approve the Draft Civil Defence (Billeting) Regulations.
I should like also to inform the House that the report of the Business Committee which has worked out the Time-table for the Committee stage of the Transport Bill will be taken at the beginning of business on Tuesday, and that we shall then proceed with the Committee and remaining stages of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, which has already been announced.