HC Deb 23 November 1953 vol 521 c29
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal two questions on business? First, is there any alteration in this week's business owing to the failure to get the Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill on Friday; and, secondly, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether further consideration has been given to having a debate on foreign affairs before the conference at Bermuda?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

It is proposed to resume the debate on the Second Reading of the Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill and take the Committee stage of the Money Resolution on Wednesday after the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill. We had previously announced the Committee and remaining stages of the Cinematograph Film Production (Special Loans) Bill for this day.

I have considered further the other matter which the right hon. Gentleman raised, but I ask the House to accept the opinion which I expressed last Thursday that, in view of the fact that we have had several debates on foreign affairs recently, it would not be convenient to have one now.

Mr. J. Johnson

Can the Leader of the House say whether the hon. Member for Cheetham (Mr. H. Lever) will have the Floor when the debate on the Films Bill is resumed?

Mr. Crookshank

That is not for me to say, but I am quite sure that, whatever may be the result, all those who have been in the House for a long time will agree that the achievement of the hon. Member for Cheetham on Friday was remarkable.