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Business Of The House

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 12 April 1949

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The hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg) has informed me that he is not prepared to withdraw his Motion relating to the Chairman of Ways and Means and he has come to this view after carefully considering the exchanges which took place across the Floor of the House at the end of Questions last Thursday.

In view of this, the Government feel that time should be afforded for the consideration of the Motion and we propose to the House that it should be taken as third Order tomorrow (Wednesday) after the Report stage of the Budget Resolutions and the Report from the Business Committee on the Iron and Steel Bill. We hope that the House will agree to dispose of this issue after about an hour's debate.

We should then proceed with the other Business already announced, namely, the Second Reading of the Housing (Scotland) Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution and the Committee and remaining stages of the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Bill (Lords) which is a consolidation Measure.

What opportunity will be given to make up the hour for the Housing (Scotland) Bill?

My hon. Friend may be sure that that aspect of the matter will not be overlooked.