HC Deb 11 June 1953 vol 516 cc473-4
Mr. Attlee

Will the Leader of the House make a statement on the business for next week?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

The business for next week will be as follows:

It is proposed that the House should not sit on MONDAY NEXT, 15TH JUNE, which is the day of the Naval Review. The necessary Motion will be moved before we enter upon business today. I hope it will be acceptable.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, 16TH AND 17TH JUNE.—We shall make further progress with the Finance Bill in Committee.

THURSDAY, 18TH JUNE.—We shall resume and hope to conclude the Committee stage of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Federation Bill.

FRIDAY, 19TH JUNE.—Private Members' Motions.

During the week we hope that it will be possible to obtain the Draft Coastal Flooding (Acreage Payments) Scheme, the Compensation for Emergency Work Order and the schemes relating to ploughing grants.

Mr. Maude

Will it be possible to find time before the House rises for a discussion on the recently published accounts of the National Coal Board?

Mr. Crookshank

I could not say anything about that at this stage.

Mr. Robens

Has the right hon. Gentleman had an opportunity to consider whether or not we can have an early debate on the Council of Europe, about which he has already given a half promise?

Mr. Crookshank

This is one of the matters which are constantly in my mind. Whenever I see the right hon. Gentleman I think of it. I will leave it at that.

Mr. P. Morris

Has the right hon. Gentleman now received the Report of the Council of Wales, and will he make provision for it to be debated, as he has suggested?

Mr. Crookshank

I do not know that I have suggested anything of the sort. In point of fact, my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Welsh Affairs informs me that the Report is not due to be published for some time, I cannot possibly deal with questions of debating matters of a hypothetical nature.

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