House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 21 October 1947

  • Preamble

    The House met in St. Stephen's Hall at Eleven o'Clock.

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • New Members Sworn

    Arthur James Irvine, Esquire, for the Borough of Liverpool (Edge Hill Division).

  • Sessional Orders

    • Elections

      Ordered: That all Members who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom do make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses

      Resolved: That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police

      Ordered: That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and...

      Votes and Proceedings

      Ordered: That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint...


      Ordered: That a Committee of Privileges be appointed.

      Outlawries Bill

      "for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries."


      Ordered: That the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session with an Index thereto, be printed.

  • King's Speech

    4 speeches

    I have to acquaint the House that the House has this day attended His Majesty in the House of Peers, and His Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses of...

  • Debate on the Address

    36 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty as follows:Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great...

  • Sittings of the House

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That(1) Standing Orders" Nos. 1, 6, 7, 8 and 14 shall have effect as if, for any reference to a time mentioned in the first column of the following Table there were substituted a...

  • National Coal Board

    48 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Mr. Simmons.]

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