HL Deb 15 July 1937 vol 106 cc537-8

My Lords, I would like to ask the noble Viscount, the Leader of the House, whether he is able to make any statement about the transaction of business next week.


My Lords, I am very much obliged to the noble Earl. It is proposed to have a purely formal sitting to-morrow, Friday morning, with a view to receiving the Agriculture Bill from another place. On Monday it is proposed to ask your Lordships to meet at three o'clock, when the Third Reading of the Marriage Bill will be taken and further stages of various measures which have already been before your Lordships. On Tuesday we shall meet at three o'clock, when we shall take an important debate on the Motion in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Snell, on the subject of the Report of the Royal Commission on Palestine and the Government statement of policy thereupon, to which we shall ask your Lordships to give first place. After that debate, we shall take the Second Reading of the Agriculture Bill, and the Second Readings of two measures of minor importance. It is recognised that that day will be a very full one, and it may be necessary to ask your Lordships to sit after dinner. On Wednesday we shall meet at three o'clock for the discussion of the noble Marquess, Lord Crewe's Motion dealing with the Report of the Imperial Conference and economic policy of His Majesty's Government. On Thursday we shall meet at three o'clock, when it is proposed to take the Report stage of the Factories Bill and the Committee stage of the Agriculture Bill.

The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificate from the Examiners that the Standing Orders applicable to the the following Bill have been complied with:—Ministry of Health Provisional Order (Clevedon Water). The same was ordered to lie on the Table.