HL Deb 11 July 1956 vol 198 cc995-6

11.28 p.m.


My Lords, In moving the Adjournment of the House I should like to announce the arrangements which have been reached with regard to the further progress of this Bill. It has been agreed that the House shall meet tomorrow Thursday at two o'clock, and after Questions and formal Business the Committee stage of the Restrictive Trade Practices Bill, will be resumed. The Committee stage will, unless it has been finished earlier, be adjourned at 3.45 p.m., and the Second Reading of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Bill and the Marriage (Scotland) Bill will then be taken. If necessary, if it has not been finished earlier, the Committee stage of the Restrictive Practices Bill will be resumed at 6 p.m. and carried to an end.


My Lords, I think the general arrangement made is very satisfactory. I think it would probably suit both sets of Whips if the main Division which must take place on Clause 24 could be taken before the adjournment for the Royal Garden Party. If it could be taken at twenty-minutes to four or a quarter to four, that would suit everybody and there would not be the difficulty for either side about the people who may or may not return after the Party.


That is not in my hands. It depends how long the noble Lords wish to speak on that particular Amendment.

On Question, Motion agreed to, and House adjourned accordingly at half past eleven o'clock.