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Television Bill (Allocation Of Time)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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Report [ 13th May] of the Business Committee to be considered forthwith.— [ Mr. Crookshank.]

Considered accordingly.

With great respect, Mr. Speaker, surely this is a debatable Motion?


(a) the remaining proceedings in Committee on the Television Bill will be divided into the parts specified in the second column of the Table set out below;
(b) the days which under the Order [11th May] are given to the said proceedings and portions of those days shall be allotted in the manner shown in that Table; and
(c) subject to the provisions of the Order [11th May], each part of the proceedings shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the third column of that Table.
Allotted DayProceedingsTime for conclusion of Proceedings
First dayClause 1 and First Schedule6·30
Clause 2, to end of subsection (1)7·30
Clause 2, so far as not previously disposed of, to second "the" in line 3 on page 49·00
Clause 2, so far as not previously disposed of
Second dayClause 2, so far as not previously disposed of10·30
Third dayClause 3 to end of line 21 on page 55·00
Clause 3, so far as not previously disposed of, except the Question "That the Clause stand part of the Bill"8·00
Clause 3, so far as not previously disposed of9·00
Clause 410·30
Fourth daySecond Schedule9·00
Clause 5 and Third Schedule
Fifth dayClause 5 and Third Schedule, so far as not previously disposed of6·30
Clauses 6 to 17, new Clauses and new Schedules10·30

debated and to do so would be contrary to the spirit of the Standing Order, which says that the Question must be put forthwith.

Question, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Report," put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 41 (Business Committee), and agreed to.

The following is the Report of the Business Committee: