HC Deb 14 May 1970 vol 801 cc1453-4
Mr. Heath

Would the Leader of the House please give us some indication of future business?

The Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Fred Peart)

Yes, Sir. The business after the Whitsun adjournment will be as follows:

MONDAY, 1ST JUNE—Second Reading of the Industrial Relations Bill and of the Republic of The Gambia Bill [Lords].

Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Bill.

TUESDAY, 2ND JUNE—Further Progress on the Committee stage of the Finance, Bill.

WEDNESDAY, 3RD JUNE, and THURSDAY, 4TH JUNE—Remaining stages of the National Superannuation and Social Insurance Bill.

FRIDAY, 5TH JUNE—Second Reading of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill [Lords] and of the Atomic Energy Authority Bill [Lords].

Remaining stages of the Republic of The Gambia Bill [Lords].

MONDAY, 8TH JUNE—Remaining stages of the Gas Bill and of the Industrial Training Bill.

Motion on the National Insurance (Occupational Pensioners) (Unemployment Benefit) Regulations.

Mr. Roebuck

Has the attention of my right hon. Friend been drawn to my Motion No. 243?

[That, in view of the reduction of one per cent. in Bank Rate in recent weeks, this House calls upon the building societies to make an appropriate reduction in mortgage interest rates.]

Is my right hon. Friend aware that when my hon. Friends and I return triumphantly from the hustings we shall expect him to arrange a debate so that we can put the building societies in the dock on this issue?

Mr. Peart

I have noted my hon. Friend's Motion, and I am sure that the building societies, also, will have noted it.

Mr. Thorpe

May we take it that the right hon. Gentleman's list of business is definite, or is it subject to minor change, or to total change without notice?

Mr. Peart

I have announced the business, and that is what it will be if we come back.

Mr. Lipton

Will my right hon. Friend now tell us when the House will rise for the Summer Recess?

Mr. Peart

Not next week.