HL Deb 08 March 1934 vol 91 cc95-6

May I ask the Leader of the House if he has any statement to make about the business for next week?


My Lords, there is not very much to tell your Lordships beyond what appears on the printed Paper. On Tuesday, as your Lordships will see, there is the Committee stage of the Arbitration Bill; the Second Reading of the Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Bill; the Committee stage of the Shops Bill; and the Report stage of Lord Amulree's Bill dealing with the supply of water in bulk. In addition to that there is the Second Reading of the Solicitors Bill, which is a small and, I think, wholly uncontroversial measure. There is also a starred question by Earl Peel. On Wednesday the noble Lord, Lord Hutchison of Montrose, has a Motion with regard to a proposed Ministry of Defence: Viscount Templetown has a Question with regard to the Dead Sea Oilfield; and Lord Davies has a Question with regard to the formation of an International Police Force. On Thursday we have the Committee stage of the Gas Undertakings Bill; the Second Reading of the British Hydrocarbon Oils Production Bill, which has just come from another place; the Committee stage of Lord Rankeillour's Judiciary (Safeguarding) Bill; and, it may be, a Motion, which at present stands in the name of Lord Allen of Hurtwood, with regard to Disarmament. I am not quite sure whether that Motion is effective for Thursday next. I shall have to find out whether Lord Allen proposes to postpone it or to raise it for discussion then.