§ Sir W. Darling
On business, Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Leader of the House if he is aware that the Scottish Grand Committee this morning by midday unanimously passed without division the Public Libraries (Scotland) Bill? Can my right hon. Friend give me any indication as to the future progress of this agreed Measure?
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)
I must congratulate my hon. Friend on the success of his Bill so far. If it is agreeable to the House as a whole, I think that the Government would be prepared to give facilities perhaps tomorrow night after Government business.
§ Mr. Attlee
As far as I can understand, there is no opposition on this side of the House to the Bill.
That this day, Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken before Ten of the clock.—[The Prime Minister.]
§ Proceedings on Oil in Navigable Waters Bill [Lords] and the Public Service Vehicles (Travel Concessions) Bill (changed from Public Service Vehicles (Contract Carriages and Special Travel Facilities) Bill) exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).—[The Prime Minister.]
§ Mr. Crookshank
I beg to move,That, for the purpose of concluding the Business of Supply for the present Session, Fourteen days shall be substituted for Twenty-six days in paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 16 (Business of Supply).This is the Motion which was foreshadowed by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister last Thursday about concluding the Business of Supply before the dissolution. I hope that it will be agreeable to the House.
§ Question put and agreed to.