HL Deb 10 April 1962 vol 239 cc462-4

My Lords, in rising to propose that the House do now adjourn, I should like to answer the Question which was put to me earlier to-day regarding the Business of the House. Whilst we were debating this important subject, my noble friend beside me has been very busy, and I am happy now to tell the House that it has been agreed through the usual channels that the Report stage of the Pipe-lines Bill will be taken on Monday next, April 16. It will be continued on Tuesday next, April 17, and if not then finished, will be concluded on Thursday, April 19. It will probably be necessary to sit late both on Monday and Tuesday next. The Third Reading will be taken on Tuesday, May 1.

The Second Reading of the Housing (Scotland) Bill and of the Grangemouth Burghs Bill, which were to be taken on Monday next, April 16, will now be taken after Easter, on Monday, May 7. I beg to move that the House do now adjourn.

Moved, That the House do now adjourn.—(Viscount Hailsham.)


My Lords, I will not be caught to-night. I rise only to thank the noble Viscount the Leader of the House for the arrangement which has been made, which is much more satisfactory to us and to noble Lords opposite who supported our position in the Lobby yesterday. I will try to be at the debate on Monday to give all the help I can, because we shall greatly miss my noble friend Lord Silkin, who, unfortunately, has had to go abroad.

On Question, Motion agreed to and House adjourned accordingly at thirteen minutes before eight o'clock.