Skip to main content

Business Of The House

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1922

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

May I ask the Leader of the House what business he proposes to take to-night, and if he can tell us what business he proposes to lay before the House when it reassembles?

We propose to take the Orders on the Paper, 1 to 6 inclusive and 8 and 10. None of these, I think, are of a controversial character.

On the reassembling of the House, we propose, on Monday, 12th June, to take the Burma Constitution Rules, the Allotments Bill Second Reading, and minor Orders on the Paper.

On Tuesday, Supply, and the Votes for the Cabinet Offices and Ministry of Health have been asked for.

On Wednesday, the Summer Time Bill, Second Reading, the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, Second Reading, and minor Orders on the Paper.

On Thursday, the India Office Vote, in Committee of Supply.

The business for Friday, I will, with permission, announce after we return.

May I ask whether, in case we get through the non-controversial Measures early, it will be possible for the Government to move the Adjournment in order to get rid of some of the subjects that might be discussed to-morrow, so that we may get away a little bit earlier to-morrow?

Yes, if that be the desire of the House, as soon as we have got through the business we will move the Adjournment of the House, and that will enable a discussion to be taken.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say on what date the Resolutions for the Constitutional Reform of the House of Lords will be brought forward?

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the Rules for the Burma Constitution are laid before the Adjournment, so that any Amendments that we wish to make may be put upon the Paper and not sent in in manuscript on the actual date on which we meet?

They will be circulated to-morrow with the Papers. The reason for the delay has been that my Noble Friend felt that it would not be proper for him to lay them on the Table of the House until the Joint Committee appointed by the two Houses had had an opportunity of considering them. It is now being done, and they will be circulated with the Votes to-morrow.