HL Deb 31 January 1940 vol 115 c456

3.47 P.m.


My Lords, I beg to ask the noble Earl, the Leader of the House, whether he can give us any information about the business of the House for next week.


My Lords, I am much obliged to the noble Lord for giving me this opportunity. I propose that on Tuesday we should take the Second Reading of the Mental Deficiency (Scotland) Bill, to which we gave a First Reading as our first business to-day. On Wednesday there is a debate on a question by the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury, on educational policy, and my noble friend the President of the Board of Education will make, I think, an important statement on that occasion. On Thursday there will be the Committee stage of the Mental Deficiency (Scotland) Bill, and we shall also, I hope, give a First Reading to the Industrial Assurance and Friendly Societies (Emergency Protection from Forfeiture) Bill and the Trade Boards and Road Haulage Wages (Emergency Provisions) Bill, both of which we expect to receive from another place on that day. I am not in a position to say whether the Government will make a general statement on war policy next week, but if so I think it is likely to be made on Thursday. I propose that the House should meet each day at half-past three o'clock.

House adjourned during pleasure.

House resumed.