Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 29th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Edinburgh East

May I ask the Lord Privy Seal to tell us the Business for the next Sitting Days?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The forthcoming Business is as follows:

First Sitting Day.Second Reading of the Restoration of Pre-War Trade Practices Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Second Sitting Day.—Committee stage of Supplementary Estimates, beginning with the House of Commons, Miscellaneous Expenses and Government Hospitality; Committee stage of the Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Bill.

Third Sitting Day.—Debate on the Report from the Select Committee on Offices or Places of Profit under the Crown.

If there is time, we shall make further progress with the War Orphans Bill and Patents and Designs Bill [Lords], and Motions to approve the Fish Sales (Charges) Order and the Timber (Charges) (No. 5) Order.

Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Edinburgh East

In view of the importance attached to the question of shipping, as emphasised during our present Debate, may I take it that facilities will be available for discussion of the subject at an early date; and, further, in regard to production, may I take it that similar facilities will be given for a Debate on the subject?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

Certainly, Sir. The Government will take these requests into account and will endeavour to see what arrangements can be made.

Photo of Sir Geoffrey Mander Sir Geoffrey Mander , Wolverhampton East

When will the Minister without Portfolio be able to make his promised statement as to the contents of his portfolio?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

That will also be considered.

Colonel Sandeman Allen:

Will the Debate on shipping be held in secret or not?

Photo of Mr Irving Albery Mr Irving Albery , Gravesend

Will the Securities (Validation) Bill be taken in the next series of Sitting Days?