Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 29th October 1920.

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Mr. DEPUTY - SPEAKER (Mr. Whitley):

A Royal Commission is appointed, and I understand will be here in a few minutes.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

While we are waiting, could the Noble Lord the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury tell us what will be the business for Monday and Tuesday of next week?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

In the temporary absence of my Noble Friend, I understand that small Bills, probably two Home Office Bills and a Scottish Bill, will be taken on Monday.

Photo of Mr Ronald McNeill Mr Ronald McNeill , Canterbury

Did not the Leader of the House say that as soon as the Irish Bill was disposed of, the Government would proceed with the Agriculture Bill?

Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVAISIS:

That is true, but the expectation was then that the Agriculture Bill would be taken not on Monday, but on Tuesday or a later date.

Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East

As the Parliamentary Secretary has now entered, will he give us the business for next week?

Photo of Lord Edmund Talbot Lord Edmund Talbot , Chichester

On Monday we shall take as the first Order the Shops (Early Closing) Bill, Report Stage; then the Report Stage of the Women, Young Persons and Children (Employment) Bill; next the Married Women's Property (Scotland) Bill: then the British Empire Exhibition (Guarantee) Bill; and afterwards the Juvenile Courts (Metropolis) Bill.

Photo of Lord Edmund Talbot Lord Edmund Talbot , Chichester

Yes, all we can get. On Tuesday we shall take the Agriculture Bill.

Photo of Mr John Hills Mr John Hills , City of Durham

When will the Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill be taken?

Photo of Lord Edmund Talbot Lord Edmund Talbot , Chichester

Certainly one day next week, possibly Thursday or Friday.

Major BARNES:

When is the discussion to be taken as to the position of women in the Civil Service?

Photo of Lord Edmund Talbot Lord Edmund Talbot , Chichester

There is a question to be put about that on Monday. Some arrangement, I think, has been come to.