HC Deb 04 August 1965 vol 717 c1694
33. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

asked the Lord President of the Council what further legislation Her Majesty's Government propose should be completed during the current Session.

The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Herbert Bowden)

Her Majesty's Government intend to complete all the legislation they introduced this Session.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

Will the Lord President give an undertaking that no new Bills will be introduced before another Queen's Speech?

Mr. Bowden

I cannot give the firm undertaking, but that is probably the position.

Lord Balniel

As we now know that the minimum guaranteed income scheme is not to be introduced this Session, or next Session, or in this Parliament, is it proposed to introduce subsidiary legislation, for instance, to provide the help for non-contributory elderly persons which has been postponed on the promise that a guaranteed income scheme would be introduced?

Mr. Bowden

I am sure that the noble Lord would not expect me to anticipate the next Queen's Speech, or the one after that.