HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c645
Mr. Speaker

Mr. Joel Barnett—Public expenditure debate.

Hon. Members

Business Statement?

Mr. Speaker

There was a double Business Statement last week, and I consider that that was an act of mercy.

Mr. Wigley

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We have no knowledge of the business on the Monday after the recess. This information is usually given to us in the Business Statement. Perhaps the Lord President's attention can be drawn to that.

Mr. Speaker

If there is any statement to be made, it will no doubt be made at some other time.

The Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Michael Foot)

I am sorry that the assistance that I sought to give to the House last week has not been fully appreciated, although it was appreciated in some quarters at the time. I shall, of course, be making an announcement next week, on Wednesday, about the business when we return after the recess. I hope that that will give the hon. Member for Caernarvon (Mr. Wigley) and the House full notice.