HL Deb 15 March 1939 vol 112 cc287-8

My Lords, I beg to ask the noble Earl the Leader of the House if he is able to make any provision for the discussion of the statement made by the noble Viscount the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.


My Lords, I understand that it would be to the convenience of your Lordships and of my noble friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if we held the debate on the Czecho-Slovakia situation on Monday next; and I should be grateful if noble Lords who propose to take part in the debate will send in their names to my noble friend the Earl of Lucan, and that as soon as possible, so that we may decide at what hour the House should meet. As your Lordships know, I try not to call the House together sooner than is necessary, and therefore if there are not a large number of speakers I shall propose that we should meet on Monday at our usual time—at a quarter past four o'clock. If, however, there are many speakers I understand that we can meet on Monday at three o'clock, and therefore I should propose in such circumstances that we should meet at that hour.

House adjourned at ten minutes past seven o'clock.