HC Deb 31 October 1956 vol 558 c1445
Mr. Gaitskell

May I ask the Leader of the House whether he has any statement to make on business?

Mr. R. A. Butler

Yes, Sir. The Opposition have removed their Motion on the state of the Armed Forces from the Order Paper and a debate will take place instead today on the situation in the Middle East, on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House.

I have also to inform the House that in view of the international situation Prorogation will not now take place tomorrow, but will be deferred until Monday next at about 5 p.m. The arrangements for the opening of the new Session will not be affected.

Accordingly, the House will meet tomorrow at the usual hour of 2.30 p.m. and the Motion now on the Order Paper to provide for an earlier sitting will not be moved.

At the request of the Opposition, the business for tomorrow will be a debate on an Opposition Motion relating to the present situation.

On Friday, the House will meet at 11 a.m., when a debate will take place on Civil Aviation.

I ought to add that the Sitting on Friday will follow the normal hours.

Mr. Gaitskell

I am obliged to the Leader of the House for meeting the wishes of the Opposition and enabling the House to continue in more or less normal session owing to the Middle East situation.