§ LORD NEWTON
My Lords, on the Motion for the adjournment of the House, 258 may I ask my noble friend the Leader of the House whether he has any objection to an early discussion of the Note recently addressed to the Soviet Government? In any ordinary circumstances I should imagine the procedure would be to wait until a reply had been received, but I ask the question because I have observed a statement that an almost immediate discussion is going to take place in another place.
§ THE EARL OF BALFOUR
My Lords, I cannot conceive that there is any objection to meeting the views of my noble friend and having a discussion on the subject. Perhaps my noble friend will allow me to consult with the Foreign Office and with those who are responsible for the business of the House. If he will put off his Question, or if he will put down a Motion tentatively for, let us say, next Thursday, without prejudice to anything that may be said by the Marquess of Salisbury when he returns—he is more responsible than I am for the general conduct of business in the House—I am sure that would meet with general approval.
§ House adjourned at a quarter past six o'clock.