HL Deb 20 November 1945 vol 137 c1012

My Lords, I hope it will be for the general convenience of the House if I make the following announcement regarding future business. The foreign affairs debate in another place will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week. By agreement with the noble Lords who lead the Opposition Parties, it has been decided that the debate on foreign affairs in your Lordships' House should take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, November 27 and 28. Lord Perth, who has had a Motion on the Paper for Wednesday, November 28, for some time has very kindly consented to meet the general convenience by postponing it. I believe Lord Fortescue has been able to arrange the other Motions on the Paper.

I am afraid that in addition I must ask the House to meet for a short time on an extra day next week—namely, on Monday next at four o'clock, in order that We may take the Second Reading of three Bills which we have received from another place. They are the Inshore Fishing Industry Bill, the Civil Defence (Suspension of Powers) Bill and the Police (Overseas Service) Bill. I am informed they are not controversial.