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Business Of The House

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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The Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(Mr. Edward Short)

Following representations, the business for the remainder of the week has been rearranged as follows:

TUESDAY 18TH MARCH—Second Reading of the Social Security Pensions Bill.

Motion on the Prices Act 1974 (Continuation of Section 2) Order.

Proceedings on the following consolidation Bills—the Industrial Injuries and Diseases (Old Cases) and Social Security, and the Northern Ireland Bills, and Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Bill.

WEDNESDAY 19TH MARCH—Remaining stages of the Oil Taxation Bill.

THURSDAY 20TH MARCH—Debate on the motion on Financial Assistance to Opposition Parties, until seven o'clock.

Afterwards, a debate on the Textile industry, on a motion for the Adjournment of the House.

Motion relating to the Firearms Certificates and Permits (Northern Ireland) Order.

FRIDAY 21ST MARCH—Private Members' motions.

MONDAY 24TH MARCH—Second Reading of the Housing Finance (Special Provisions) Bill.

Motion on the Census Order.

Remaining stages of the Reservoirs Bill [ Lords].

I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his statement, which is fairly helpful, but I should be grateful if he could confirm that the Attorney-General will be taking part in the Second Reading debate on the Housing Finance (Special Provisions) Bill.

My right hon. and learned Friend is in Strasbourg this week engaged on a case about Northern Ireland arising out of the last Government's administration. But certainly he will be back next week.

What I asked the right hon. Gentleman was whether he could confirm that the Attorney-General would be taking part in the debate.

Will right hon. Gentleman arrange for a written account of the change of business to be made widely available?

Yes, Sir. I very much regret that this has had to be done quickly and at short notice. I shall ensure that it is made available to the hon. Gentleman and to the other parties.