HC Deb 28 April 1955 vol 540 cc1072-3
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal to state the business of the House for next week?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

Yes, Sir. The business for next week will be as follows:

MONDAY, 2ND MAY—Supply [13th Allotted Day]—Committee:

Debate on Development Areas.

Consideration of Lords Amendments which are expected to be received to the Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Bill.

TUESDAY, 3RD MAY—Supply [14th Allotted Day]—Report:

Debate on Agriculture.

Motions to approve: Draft Potato Marketing Scheme.

Draft Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) Schemes for England and Wales and Scotland.

On Monday at 9.30 p.m. and on Tuesday at 9.30 p.m. the Question on the Vote under discussion and on all other outstanding Votes will be put from the Chair in Committee and on Report respectively.

WEDNESDAY, 4TH MAY—Second Reading: Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill.

Debate on the Social Services.

THURSDAY, 5TH MAY—Committee and Third Reading: Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill.

Debate on Cyprus until about 7 o'clock.

Afterwards, a debate on Northern Ireland.

FRIDAY, 6TH MAY—The House will meet at 11 a.m. and after the Royal Assent has been given to Bills agreed upon by both Houses it is expected that Parliament will be Prorogued.

During the week we shall ask the House to consider any other Lords Amendments which may be received to Bills, and dispose of any other business of an urgent character which might be found necessary.

Mr. Warbey

On Wednesday's business, will an opportunity be provided for the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance to make a statement about the cutting of parents dependants' pensions, about which we on this side of the House are very much concerned?

Mr. Crookshank

The choice of the subject for debate rests with the Opposition. If they like to make special representations about any point they want discussed, they would, of course, be considered.

Mr. Follick

In view of the fact that yesterday the National Chamber of Trade carried a resolution urging the Government to adopt a decimal currency, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether time can be provided to discuss my Bill which deals with this subject?