HL Deb 14 June 1945 vol 136 c600

2.43 p.m.


My Lords, may I make a statement on the general business of the House at this time? In the first place I should like to inform your Lordships that we propose the House should meet to-morrow morning at eleven o'clock and the Royal Commission is expected to be about 11.15. Regarding the business of this afternoon, for reasons that your Lordships will understand, we are anxious that the debate on India should take place substantially at the same time in both Houses. In another place they will begin it at 3.15 p.m. and in those circumstances I think it would be greatly to the convenience of your Lordships if the noble Viscount, Lord Cecil, would be good enough to make his Motion now and if the noble Viscount, Lord Samuel, would be willing to fall in with that arrangement.


My Lords, I very readily fall in with the wishes just expressed by the noble Lord and will ask your Lordships' leave to postpone my Motion until after the discussion on the Motion of the noble Viscount, Lord Cecil.