§ The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)
The business for next week will be as follows:
MONDAY, 2ND FEBRUARY—Second Reading:
Debate on Agriculture, which will take place on an Opposition Motion.
TUESDAY, 3RD FEBRUARY—Motion to approve:
Report of Business Committee relating to the Report stage of the Transport Bill.
Committee and remaining stages:
Debate on the Commonwealth Economic Conference which will take place on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House.
It is hoped to take the stages of the special Consolidated Fund Bill formally 1191 on both days, in order to meet the Opposition requests for debates on the subjects which I have announced.
Motion to approve:
Purchase Tax (No. 10) Order relating to bicycle sidecars.
WEDNESDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY—Report stage:
Transport Bill [1st allotted Day].
THURSDAY, 5TH FEBRUARY—Report stage:
Transport Bill [2nd allotted Day];
Motions to approve:
Five Draft House of Commons (Redistribution of Seats) (Scotland) Orders.
FRIDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY—Private Members' Motions.
§ Sir H. Williams
May I ask my right hon. Friend why a debate on agriculture is taking place on the Consolidated Fund Bill, which relates almost entirely to defence matters?
§ Mr. Crookshank
The answer to that is that it is not. The Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill will be taken first, and then there will be a debate on an Opposition Motion.