§ LORD PONSONBY OF SHULBREDE
Perhaps the noble Viscount the Leader of the House can tell us what will be the business for next week, and also when we shall rise for the Christmas Recess
§ VISCOUNT HAILSHAM
On Tuesday next there is the Second Reading of the Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Bill, which this House passed last Session but which, through lack of time, was not fully discussed in another place. It is proposed to pass it through this House again. Then there is a Motion in the name of Lord Kilmaine, to call attention to the congestion of traffic in the London streets, and also a Motion by Lord Con way of Allington with regard to building operations at Carlton House Terrace. On Wednesday, I understand, Lord Denbigh is putting down again a Motion which he had on the Paper last Session, and which he removed for the time being, with regard to the action taken by the Soviet Government in regard to certain charges made in official Soviet publications. On Thursday I anticipate that we shall he in a position to take the Second Reading of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill. It goes through Committee in another place to-day. The Second Reading is almost a formality in this House. Any debate which takes place is usually on the Committee Stage. I believe also that Lord Melchett is going to put down the Motion which stands in his name for no day named with regard to productive capacity and economic reform.
That, I think, will conclude the business for next week. I understand that there are to be certain supplementary Estimates in another place which will involve a Consolidated Fund Bill, and therefore I am afraid we cannot rise for the vacation until December 22, a fortnight from to-day. The business of the final week will be the remaining stages of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill and the Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Bill, and also of the Consolidated Fund Bill, which is very little more than a formality in your Lordships' House.
§ House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before seven o'clock.