House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 October 1947

  • Preamble

    The House—after the Adjournment on 13th August, 1947, for the Summer Recess—met in St. Stephen's Hall at Half-past Two o'Clock.

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Whitehaven Colliery Accident

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that during the Recess I have received a communication from the President of the French National Assembly transmitting the following Resolution: The National Assembly...

  • New Writs

    1 speech

    I have also to acquaint the House that I have issued during the Adjournment Warrants for new Writs for the Borough of Liverpool (Edge Hill Division), in the room of Richard Clitherow, Esquire,...

  • Prorogation

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