HC Deb 30 April 1953 vol 514 cc2348-9
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Leader of the House if he will state the business for next week?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

Yes, Sir. The business for next week will be as follows:

MONDAY, 4TH MAY—Supply [13th Allotted Day]: Committee.

At the request of the Opposition it is proposed to take the Supply Day formally and then debate the Motion on the Order Paper relating to Central African Federation (Select Committee).

It is hoped that there will be an opportunity to take the Committee stage of a second Money Resolution which has been found necessary in connection with the Coastal Flooding (Emergency Provisions) Bill.

TUESDAY, 5TH MAY—Debate on the Opposition Motion of Censure relating to the consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Transport Bill.

WEDNESDAY, 6TH MAY—Second Reading: Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federation Bill.

Report and Third Reading: Local Government Superannuation Bill.

THURSDAY, 7TH MAY—Second Readings: Finance Bill; Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill.

FRIDAY, 8TH MAY—Private Members Bills.

Mr. Attlee

The right hon. Gentleman will remember that there has been anxiety that we should have a debate on foreign affairs as soon as possible, in view of the pronouncements that have been made elsewhere. Can he make any statement about that?

Mr. Crookshank

As a result of further discussions which have taken place through the usual channels it is proposed to arrange for a debate on foreign affairs to take place at the beginning of the week after next.

Proceedings on the Motion relating to Leasehold Property in England and Wales and Leases in Scotland exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House) for one hour after Ten o'clock.— [The Prime Minister.]