Business of the House.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at on 23 November 1931.

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Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

With regard to business.

Thursday: Indian Pay (Temporary Abatements) Bill, remaining stages; and the National Health Insurance (Prolongation of Insurance) Bill, Committee stage.

Friday: National Health Insurance (Prolongation of Insurance) Bill, Third Reading.

If it is unnecessary to consider any other Government Orders on these days, there will be opportunities of debating, at a reasonable hour, the Motions relating to Unemployment Insurance—on Thursday the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Gentleman the Member for Chester-le-Street (Mr. Lawson), and on Friday the Motion standing in the name of the hon. Gentleman the Member for Gorbals (Mr. Buchanan).

As regards broadcasting, I am sorry to say that I have nothing to add to what I have already said on that subject. As it is a question of policy that is asked for and an opportunity to discuss it, I still think that the Adjournment is the most convenient and appropriate time when it can be taken.