HL Deb 28 April 1932 vol 84 c284

Can the noble and learned Viscount the Leader of the House say what business there will be for Tuesday next?


My answer is that at the moment there is no business down for Tuesday next. I had rather hoped that we should have taken the Report stage of the Wheat Bill, but I think on reconsideration, having regard to the phraseology of the Bill and the fact that a good many drafting Amendments have been made, and that one point has been deliberately postponed to the Report stage, it would be better if we waited until Thursday for the Report stage, which would give us a little more time for consideration. That leaves Tuesday vacant. One of the noble Lord's noble friends has a Motion which he was proposing to bring forward on May 10. There is a certain amount of business down for that day, and I have asked that inquiry may be made as to whether it would be convenient for Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede to bring forward his Motion on Tuesday next, in which case he would have first place. I think we had better keep our sitting on Tuesday, in case it should be possible to bring forward Lord Ponsonby's Motion on that date.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before eight o'clock.