HL Deb 31 May 1945 vol 136 cc300-2

My Lords, in moving the adjournment of the House, I think it will be for your Lordships' convenience if I give some preliminary notice of the programme of business which we propose for next week, so far as we can foresee it at present. We shall sit on Monday next, June 4, meeting at the usual hour of 2 p.m. We propose to take the Com- mittee stage of the Water Bill, on which I understand there are some Amendments for debate. After that, we shall take the Second Readings of the Welsh Church (Burial Grounds) Bill and the Requisitioned Land and War Works Bill. The latter Bill has been a good deal changed during its passage through another place, and steps have been taken to circulate prints of the Bill as received front the Commons to your Lordships this evening.

On Tuesday next, we shall take the two Scottish Bills which are down on the Paper for Second Reading, the Town and Country Planning Bill and the Hydro-Electric Undertakings (Valuation for Rating) Bill; and also the Second Reading of the Forestry Bill. On Wednesday we shall take the Second Readings of the Scottish Education Bill, the Emergency Powers (Defence) Bill and the Distribution of industry Bill, which we expect to have received from another place earlier in the week. On Thursday, we hope to take the Committee stages of the Requisitioned Land, Town and Country Planning, Hydro-Electric Undertakings, and Forestry Bills; and the Second Reading of the Income Tax Bill. On Friday, we propose to meet at half-past eleven in the morning when we shall take the Committee stage of the Scottish Education Bill and shall proceed with other measures which may have been received from the Commons during the week.

In making that statement of somewhat rapid progress which we propose, your Lordships will realize that we are all the time subject to your Lordships' consent as to whether we get through so much business in the time. Perhaps your Lordships will let me take this opportunity of thanking noble Lords who have very kindly facilitated the passage of Government business by removing Motions which stood in their names for the coming week. I beg to move that the House do now adjourn.

Moved, That the House do now adjourn.—(Lord Woolton).

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House adjourned at twenty-nine minute past three o'clock