HC Deb 17 December 1953 vol 522 cc574-6
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal to state the business for the week after the Recess?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

Yes, Sir. The business for the first week after the Christmas Recess will be as follows:

TUESDAY, 19TH JANUARY—Second Reading: Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

Committee stage: Money Resolution.

Second Reading: Licensing (Seamen's Canteens) Bill [Lords].

WEDNESDAY, 20TH JANUARY—Committee stage: Housing Repairs and Rents Money Resolution, until about 7 o'clock;

Afterwards, we propose to consider the following Scottish business:

Committee stage: Housing (Repairs and Rents) (Scotland) Money Resolution.

Report and Third Reading: Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill.

THURSDAY, 21ST JANUARY—Second Reading: Mines and Quarries Bill.

Report stage of the two Housing Money Resolutions.

FRIDAY, 22ND JANUARY—Conclusion of Second Reading debate on Mines and Quarries Bill.

Committee stage of necessary Ways and Means Resolution relating to the Bill.

As the House is aware, provision already exists for the House to be recalled if an earlier meeting should be necessary in the public interest.

Sir H. Williams

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal whether any opportunity will be given to discuss the Report of the Committee of Privileges, which has become available today?

Mr. Crookshank

As my hon. Friend rightly says, that Report is now available. Of course, reports from the Committee of Privileges are not always discussed in this House by any manner of means. Perhaps, on further consideration, the House may agree with the Committee itself that the dignity and the interest of the House would be best looked after by leaving the matter where it stands.

Mr. Stokes

May I ask the Lord President of the Council whether he has yet given consideration to the Report of the Committee on Accommodation and Amenities, and whether he is aware that not much can be done until the Report has been approved or disapproved by the House?

Mr. Crookshank

In my personal capacity I have, naturally, looked at it, but it is all part and parcel of a larger problem, and I am not able to make any statement today.