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Business Of The House

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 19 May 1949

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Monday, 23rd May—Supply (14th allotted Day); Committee. Debate on telephone charges until 7 o'clock; afterwards Debate on the Central Office of Information.

Tuesday, 24th May—Second Reading of National Health Service (Amendment) Bill;

Consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Landlord and Tenant (Rent Control) Bill.

Wednesday, 25th May—Consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Lands Tribunal Bill;

Report and Third Reading of the Legal Aid and Advice Bill;

Committee stage of a further Money Resolution which is required in connection with the Colonial Loans Bill.

Thursday, 26th May—Supply (15th allotted Day); Committee. Debate on bulk buying and disparity of prices.

Friday, 27th May—Committee stage of the Colonial Loans Bill;

Second Reading of the Colonial Development and Welfare Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; and

Report and Third Reading of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Bill.

It may be convenient for me to inform the House that it is proposed to adjourn for Whitsun on Friday, 3rd June, until Tuesday, 21st June.

I should like to ask the Lord President a question on a very important matter. Might I ask him whether, in view of the peculiar changes taking place in policies and parties in this House, he would not next week provide a day for clearing the rubbish off the Opposition Front Bench and providing that Bench for the new independent Labour group as a real Opposition?