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Business Of The House

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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May I ask the Lord Privy Seal whether he has a statement to make about the business of the House on our resumption after the Recess?

Yes, Sir. The business for the first week after the Summer Recess will be as follows:

TUESDAY, 19TH OCTOBER and WEDNESDAY, 20TH OCTOBER—Report and Third Reading: Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill, until 7 o'clock.

Second Reading: Overseas Resources Development Bill.

Committee stage: Money Resolution.

THURSDAY, 21ST OCTOBER—Draft Housing (Review of Contributions) Order.

Motions for Addresses: International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) Orders.

Draft Insurance Contracts (War Settlement) (Finland and Italy) Orders.

FRIDAY, 22ND OCTOBER—Second Reading: Pests Bill [ Lords].

Committee stage: Money Resolution.

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman, for the convenience of hon. Members, having regard to the forthcoming debate, whether there have been any more Ministerial resignations this morning?

Since the Civil Defence Bill is one of the few sensible steps taken in this field recently, and since it has already left another place, why is it not to be dealt with as soon as we get back in the autumn?

I am only talking about the first week when we return. I thought the hon. Gentleman was among those who were wanting the Pests Bill.

I want the Civil Defence Bill as soon as possible, and "as soon as possible" means the first week when we return.

Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to take the Overseas Resources Development Bill late at night, or is it to be taken at a reasonable time of day?

What I said was that the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Bill would be taken until about 7 o'clock on the Wednesday. I hope the right hon. Gentleman considers that a proper arrangement.

Would the Lord Privy Seal take the Teachers Superannuation Bill during the week we come back, so as to prevent another Cabinet resignation?