HL Deb 07 March 1939 vol 112 c50

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now adjourn.

Moved, That the House do now adjourn.—(Earl Stanhope.)

LORD ADDISON, who had given Notice to ask His Majesty's Government if they have any proposals to deal with unemployment and, if so, of what character, said: My Lords, in reference to my Motion may I be allowed to say that in view of the fact that previous business has occupied your Lordships for a considerable time, it has been represented to me by several noble Lords that it would be a convenience to defer debate on the Question that I had intended to raise. I think it will be generally agreed, whatever our views on the subject may be, that the subject is one of first-class importance which ought to be debated. Several noble Lords have told me that they would have liked some considerable time devoted to the debate, and the most reverend Primate, in particular, told me that it would be very convenient and agreeable to him if the matter could be discussed at a later date. Therefore, if it meets with the approval of your Lordships and those in charge of the business of the House, I should propose to put down a Notice for Wednesday, March 22.


My Lords, as far as I know there is only one notice on the Paper for that date. It is a formal Motion by the Lord Chairman of Committees, which I understand will take only a very short time.

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House adjourned at seven o'clock.