§ LORD SNELL
My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Lord Ponsonby, who is called away, I desire to ask the noble Viscount the Leader of the House when the House will rise for the Whitsuntide Recess and for how long, and also whether there will be any business beyond what is announced on the Paper before the House rises.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (VISCOUNT HAILSHAM)
My Lords, so far as I know, there will be no business beyond that which is upon the Paper for Tuesday next, except possibly a question with regard to the speed of aircraft which, I believe the noble Lord, Lord Gorell, is putting down to be answered by my noble friend the Secretary of State for Air, and possibly the remaining stages of some of the Bills we have dealt with this afternoon. These presumably will go through without discussion; but there is no substantial business beyond these matters. That being so, it seems to me that it would probably be for the general convenience if we adjourned on Tuesday next. In that event I think we could safely adjourn for a fortnight and come back on Tuesday, June 13. We shall be able to see that day what substantial business, there is during that week. I think there is one Motion for Wednesday, June 14, and I think the Committee stage of the Administration of Justice Bill may very likely form the business for Thursday, June 15. Therefore I suggest that next Tuesday, we adjourn for the Recess at the conclusion of that day's business, and resume on Tuesday, June 13.
§ House adjourned at ten minutes past six o'clock.