Orders of the Day — Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Francis Acland Sir Francis Acland , Camborne

I think it will be for the convenience of the House if I ask the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury what the Government intend with regard to the remaining business to-day and in the early hours of the morning. I understand that the Allotments Bill is to be postponed, and I want to know what Bills the Government propose to take in its place.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leslie Wilson Lieut-Colonel Leslie Wilson , Reading

It had been hoped, as the House, knows, that. we should have been able to take the first three Orders on the Paper to-night, at, any rate, but none of,is anticipated—certainly I did not—that the Order we have just disposed of would have occupied the Rouse until after 10 o'clock. As it is essential we should get the Report stage of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and its Third Reading, in order that it may go to another place this week, my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House has suggested that we should postpone the Allotments Bill until another day. Therefore, it is proposed to take it as the first Order on Friday, and to proceed immediately with the Criminal Law Amendment Bill. I hope the House will be able to help us to rise, as anticipated, at the end of next week by taking three other Orders which are not controversial.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

There is no Question before the House, and no Debate can arise.