HL Deb 09 July 1953 vol 183 cc429-30

My Lords, I should like to take this opportunity of informing the House that there will be a meeting of the House to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock for formal business only. We expect to receive the Rating and Valuation Bill and the New Towns Bill from another place. It has been arranged, through the usual channels, that these Bills shall be debated on Second Reading in your Lordships' House next Tuesday afternoon. I should also like to remind the House that there will be a Sitting for Public Business on Monday next at 2.30 p.m., when the Committee stage of the Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bill will be taken. There will be no meeting of the House for Public Business on Wednesday, July 15, when Her Majesty is holding a Review of the Royal Air Force. On Thursday, we shall meet at 2.30 p.m. to transact the business on the Order Paper. As my noble friend the Leader of the House has already informed your Lordships, the Sitting that day, when there is a Royal Garden Party, will, in accordance with our usual custom on such occasions, be adjourned at about 3.45 p.m. The Sitting will be resumed about 6 o'clock if the business on the Paper has not been concluded by 3.45. Finally, I have to inform your Lordships that my noble friend Lord Munster will make a statement this afternoon at about 3.30 o'clock on the Public Service in the Gold Coast.


My Lords, as I had asked a question privately about this matter may I thank the noble Earl for his full statement? And may I ask whether it would be possible to have such a statement about the Business of the House made as a regular practice after Prayers on Thursday, Or whatever is the last Sitting day of the, week? I believe it would be a great convenience to private Members of the House, like myself, who try to attend industriously to their business.


My Lords, in reply to the noble Viscount, I may say that I will certainly bring his remarks to the notice of the noble Marquess, the Leader of the House.