HC Deb 08 April 1963 vol 675 cc919-20
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Mr. Iain Macleod)

With permission, I should like to make a short business statement.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9th April, my hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General will make a statement on points of law raised on Tuesday, 26th March, in relation to the case of Chief Enahoro, and on Wednesday, 10th April, before entering upon consideration of the Bills already announced for that day, the adjourned debate on the case of Chief Enahoro will be brought to a conclusion.

Mr. H. Wilson

The debate on Chief Enahoro will inevitably take some time. Do the Government intend to proceed after that debate with all the business announced last Thursday as set down for Wednesday? Is the right hon. Gentleman now hoping to get in half a day what, last week, he thought would require a whole day?

While all of us wish to facilitate the Fort William Pulp and Paper Mill Bill, may I ask whether the right hon. Gentleman is aware that it might be better if he made that Bill second Order after the Enahoro debate and not come to any too optimistic a conclusion about how long will be required for the rest of the business?

Mr. Macleod

I will be glad to consider the suggestion that I make the Fort William Pulp and Paper Mill Bill the second Order. Clearly, the main business will be to dispose of the debate on Chief Enahoro. I am not wildly optimistic about getting all the business that we had put down for Wednesday.