HL Deb 20 May 1954 vol 187 c810

My Lords, I should like to take this opportunity of informing your Lordships that it is proposed to take the Second Reading of the Pharmacy Bill, which is only a formal stage of a Consolidation Bill, and the Report stage of the Atomic Energy Authority Bill, upon which it is not expected there will be much further debate, on Tuesday next before we resume the Committee stage of the Housing Repairs and Rents Bill. This should not mean any real delay in dealing with the principal Business of the Sitting, while it will certainly save the time of officials who will be called upon to attend the House in connection with other Bills. For this purpose, with your Lordships' agreement, we shall put down a Motion for suspending the Standing Order on Tuesday, to give effect to the proposed change of the order of Business that afternoon.


My Lords, I think the noble Earl is quite right. None of the matters which it is proposed to take before the Committee stage of the Housing Repairs and Rents Bill should take up any material time, and I have no doubt that it would be for the general convenience that they should be so taken.