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Business Of The House

Volume 237: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1930

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May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what subjects will be debated on the Second and Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill?

On Wednesday, the day for the party opposite, I understand the subject to be debated is beam wireless telephony, and, after that, the situation in Russia will he discussed. On Thursday, which is the Liberal day, I am informed that the conditions of the cotton industry will be the subject of debate.

Will it be possible to raise the question of the West Indies sugar industry?

That is not a matter which is in the hands of the Government. It is a matter for the two sections of the Opposition.

Ordered,

"That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, the Report of Ways and Means [24th March] may he considered this day before Eleven of the Clock and the Business of Supply taken after Eleven of the Clock, and that the Business of Supply shall be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. P. Snowden.]