§ The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)
Yes, Sir, the business for next week will be as follows:
MONDAY, 31sT OcToBER—Report stage of the Budget Resolutions.
Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to debate a Motion on the Economic Situation, which is to be tabled by the Opposition.
TUESDAY, 1ST NOVEMBER—We shall afford an opportunity for the promised debate on Education in Scotland until about 7.30 p.m.
Afterwards, we shall take the Report and Third Reading of the Agriculture (Improvement of Roads) Bill.
WEDNESDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER—A de-bate on National Service, which will take place on a Government Motion.
Consideration of the Motion to approve the Additional Import Duties (No. 1) Order relating to Wood Wool.
THURSDAY, 3RD NOVEMBER—Second Reading of the Clean Air Bill, and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.
FRIDAY, 4TH NOVEMBER—Second Reading of the Dentists Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.
§ Mr. Edelman
Will the Leader of the House say whether he will provide time for a debate on the 14-day rule applying to broadcasting?
§ Mr. Crookshank
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said something about that on Tuesday in answer to Questions. It will certainly not be in the immediate future.
May I ask the Leader of the House, on the question of the debate on National Service, which is by far the most important debate which the House has had for a long time and one in which many hon. Members on this side v^ ill want to take part, how back-benchers can be heard at all if, as is the custom, Privy Councillors on both sides are to take an undue part? I know that it is unpopular to ask the Government to extend the time for debate, but if we cannot have two days—and we ought to have two days on a question like this, which is fundamental to every home in the land—can the time be extended to enable all who wish to take part in the debate to do so?
§ Mr. Crookshank
It is not for me to control the course of debates, and I cannot imagine a debate taking place in which everybody wanting to speak in it had the opportunity to do so. However, I think that one day next week will probably be enough.