HC Deb 26 July 1954 vol 531 cc33-4
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal whether he has any statement to make on business?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

Yes, Sir. It may be convenient for the House to know that the proposed date of meeting after the Summer Recess will be Tuesday, 19th October.

Perhaps I might also state that on Wednesday, at the end of business, we shall ask the House to consider the Lords Amendments to the Slaughter of Animals (Amendment) Bill, which is a Private Member's Bill brought forward by the hon. Member for Oldbury and Halesowen (Mr. Moyle).

Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Leader of the House whether he is prepared to say definitely that, if any matter of the Bonn Agreement without E.D.C. were to come forward during the Recess, the House will be called together before any decision was come to?

Mr. Crookshank

I think the right hon. Gentleman ought to give me notice of that question. On the general issue about the recall of the House, I did say on Thursday that a Standing Order now provides for this to be done if necessary.

Mr. Attlee

The right hon. Gentleman will recall that I have raised this matter before, and that I made a special point that it should be considered.