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Business Of The House

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1952

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May I ask whether the Leader of the House can state the business for today.

We desire today to obtain the Second Reading of the Pensions (Increase) Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution, as well as the concluding stages of the Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) Bill.

The Motion relating to the Licensed Premises in New Towns Bill will not be moved today. We propose to take this on Thursday, after the other business already announced for consideration on that day.

In view of the fact that such a Motion has not been moved since 1917 and that it is described in Erskine May as a "most unusual occurrence," will the right hon. Gentleman give an adequate opportunity and reasonable time to debate this remarkable departure from Parliamentary tradition?

We propose to take it after other business on Thursday.

Proceedings of the Committee on Pensions (Increase) [Money] and on the Agriculture (Ploughing Grants) Bill exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).—[Mr. Crookshank.]