HL Deb 20 May 1970 vol 310 c1052

My Lords, I hope that it will not prove necessary for the House to return after to-day until Thursday, May 28, for the completion of outstanding Business. On that day a debate may arise on consideration of the Finance Bill. It is not yet possible to be certain of this, but after consultation through the usual channels I hope to make a further statement about it later to-day.

May I also say that it is intended to consider on that Thursday the Report of the Offices Committee. I mention this because the Committee meet to-day and their Report will not be available until to-morrow. It will be quite an important Report to this House, and those noble Lords who are interested may well wish to make arrangements with the Printed Paper Office to receive a copy if it.


My Lords, arising out of that Statement, may I ask the noble Lord to bear in mind that it is rather important that this House should consider the Finance Bill before the Dissolution of Parliament?


That will be taken into account, my Lords.