HL Deb 04 July 1940 vol 116 cc801-2

5.28 p.m.


My Lords, in the absence of my noble friend Lord Addison, I should like to ask the noble Viscount, the Leader of the House, whether he can make any statement about business next week.


My Lords, on Tuesday the Colonial Development and Welfare Bill will be taken in Committee. It is also proposed to take the Second Reading of the Truck Bill, and the consideration of Commons Amendments to the Courts (Emergency Powers) Bill. My noble friend Lord Munster is asking a question about the charge to the Exchequer for the maintenance of evacuated children, and is moving for Papers. On Wednesday the remaining stages of the Truck Bill will be taken and the Report stage of the Colonial Development and Welfare Bill, and there will be a Royal Commission that day. On Thursday there will be the Third Reading of the Colonial Development and Welfare Bill and my noble friend Lord Denman has a question relating to the Local Defence Volunteer Force. It is expected also that the Unemployment Insurance Bill and the Merchant Shipping (Salvage) Bill will be received from another place that day. I have also been informed that my noble friend Lord Barnby will raise a question concerning the British Purchasing Commission in America and Canada and will move for Papers.

House adjourned at half-past five o'clock.