HC Deb 29 January 1953 vol 510 cc1190-1
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Leader of the House to 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, 2ND FEBRUARY—Second Reading:

Consolidated Fund Bill.

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:

Consolidated Fund Bill;

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 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.


Transport Bill [1st allotted Day].


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.

Mr. Peart

Will the debate on agriculture cover agriculture in Wales and Scotland as well as in England?

Mr. Crookshank

The hon. Member must ask his own Front Bench. It is their Motion, not mine.