HC Deb 14 April 1954 vol 526 cc1147-9
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal whether he will state the business for the week after the Adjournment?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

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

TUESDAY, 27TH APRIL—Supply [13th Allotted Day]:

It is proposed to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on Civil Estimates and Estimates for Revenue Departments, 1954–55.

The hon. Member for Itchen (Mr. Morley) will call attention to the need for a reduction in the size of classes in schools under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Education.

WEDNESDAY, 28TH APRIL — Second Reading: Slaughterhouses Bill [Lords.]

Committee stage: Money Resolution, which it is hoped to obtain by about 7 o'clock.

Second Reading: Transport Charges, &c. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill.

Committee stage: Money Resolution.

THURSDAY, 29TH APRIL—Report and Third Reading: Atomic Energy Authority Bill, which it is hoped to obtain by about 7 o'clock.

Second Readings: Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill: and

Supreme Court Officers (Pensions) Bill.

Superannuation (President of Industrial Court) Bill.

Committee stages: Money Resolutions.

FRIDAY, 30TH APRIL—Private Members' Motions.

Mr. Assheton

Would it be convenient for the Leader of the House to let us know when the Finance Bill will be available?

Mr. Crookshank

It is being brought in today, and I hope that copies will be available tomorrow morning.

Mr. Donnelly

Is it not true that yesterday a very important statement was made; that tomorrow this House will adjourn for 10 or 12 days; that when it meets again the Foreign Secretary will be out of the country; and that the Geneva Conference will have started? Does the right hon. Gentleman tell us that there will be no opportunity for the British House of Commons to express its opinion or to hear some explanation from the Foreign Secretary about that very important statement before the international conference takes places, when, undoubtedly, it is bound to influence that conference?

Mr. Crookshank

I have given the House the information for which the right hon. Gentleman asked, and that is the proposed business for the first week after the Recess.

Mr. J. Johnson

Would it be convenient for the right hon. Gentleman to tell us when we shall discuss the Teachers (Superannuation) Bill, in view of the fact that all the teachers will be meeting this weekend at their various conferences?

Mr. Crookshank

I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will have noticed that it will not be in the week after we come back.

Mr. Ede

Are we to understand that the Slaughterhouses Bill is put so early to be ready for dealing with the teachers?

Mr. Crookshank

It deals with the derationing of meat, which is tnuoh welcomed in all parts of the country.