HL Deb 24 October 1939 vol 114 cc1489-90

My Lords, the ordinary weekly statement of the Government is to be made on Thursday, instead of to-morrow. To-morrow therefore, our business will be the Motion on the Paper by Lord Midleton on the staffing of the Ministry of Information, and the Second Reading of the two Bills which we read a first time to-day—namely, the Local Elections and Register of Electors Bill and the Cotton (Reorganisation) (Postponement) Bill. On Thursday I propose, unless other important business arises, that the House should meet at four o'clock, when the Government's statement will be made in reply to the usual Question which the Leader of the Opposition is good enough to put on the Paper, preceded by the remaining stages of the two Bills we shall read a second time to-morrow. On Tuesday there will be only a formal meeting of the House in order to have a Royal Commission to give the Royal Assent to the two Bills we are going to read a second time to-morrow. There is no other business on the Paper that day. The House will meet at half-past three tomorrow.

House adjourned at ten minutes past four o'clock.