HC Deb 20 December 1956 vol 562 c1470
Mr. Gaitskell

Will the right hon. Gentleman the Lord Privy Seal announce the business for the first week after the Christmas Recess?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. R. A. Butler)

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

TUESDAY, 22ND JANUARY—Second Reading of the Customs Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill, which it is hoped to obtain by about 7 o'clock.

Afterwards, Report and Third Reading of the Transport (Railway Finances) Bill.

WEDNESDAY, 23RD JANUARY AND THURSDAY, 24TH JANUARY—Committee stage of the Homicide Bill.

FRIDAY, 25TH JANUARY—Second Reading of the Empire Settlement Bill.

Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Second Reading of the Occupiers' Liability Bill.

Mr. Speaker

Mr. Sandys.

Mr. C. Pannell

Are there no questions arising from business?

Mr. Speaker

We have finished with business. I did not see any hon. Member rise.

Mr. Sandys

With permission, I should like to make an interim statement on local government finance.

Mr. C. Pannell

You may not have seen me rise, Mr. Speaker, but I put this as a point of order. Bearing in mind the tardiness and the procrastination in other cases, I should like to know whether we are to have a report from the Committee of Privileges before we rise for the Christmas Recess.

Mr. Speaker

I did not see the hon. Member or any other hon. Member rise to ask a question and I do not know whether anything can be said about that. Let us have Mr. Sandys's statement first.