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Business Of The House

Volume 155: debated on Monday 12 June 1922

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May I ask the Leader of the House what business he proposes to take to-day? Before he answers, may I, on behalf of those who sit beside me and behind me, offer to the Joint Patronage Secretary to the Treasury (Colonel Leslie Wilson) our very hearty congratulations upon the merited dignity which the King has conferred upon him?

(rising at Mr. Chamberlain's wish, that he might personally acknowledge the cheers which greeted his appearance as a member of the Privy Council)

I beg to thank my right hon. Friend and the House for the congratulations which have been so kindly extended to me.

In view of representations made by hon. Members, it is not proposed to take the Law of Property Bill to-day, but we shall put it down as first Order on Wednesday next, to be followed by the Summer Time [Lords] Bill and the Criminal Law Amendment Bill.

To-day, after the Burma Rules, we shall proceed with the Allotments Bill [Lords]—Second Reading—and, if time permit, the Naval Discipline Bill [Lords]—Second Reading—and the Report stage of the Post Office (Pneumatic Tubes Acquisition [Expenses]) Resolution.

On Friday, we propose to take the Third Reading of the Law of Property Bill, as the first Order, and other Measures, but it is difficult to say which until we see what progress is made today and on Wednesday.

Is my right hon. Friend correct? Can the Government take the first Friday after Whitsuntide? Does it not belong to Private Members?

If the hon. Member will look at the Standing Orders, he will see it is the second and third Fridays that belong to Private Members.