Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 3rd February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

May I ask whether the Lord Privy Seal has any statement to make on Business?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

Yes, Sir. After the Second Reading of the Restoration of Pre-War Trade Practices Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution, we desire to make progress with the War Orphans Bill and the Patents and Designs Bill We also propose to take the Motions to approve the Fish Sales (Charges) Order and the Timber (Charges) (No. 5) Order.

On the next Sitting Day, after the consideration of Supplementary Estimates and the Committee stage of the Landlord and Tenant (Requisitioned Land) Bill, we desire to take the Motion to approve the Purchase Tax (Exemptions) (No. 1) Order.

Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

Does my right hon. Friend propose to make any alteration in the usual procedure of the House in regard to questions relating to Business? If all the Government Whips are to sit on this Front Bench and to ask this kind of question, is not the situation completely farcical?

Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

Is it not much better for a member of the Government to ask the Government what the next Business will be?

Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

When is it proposed to take the Motion in the name of the hon. Member for Kidderminster (Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne) relating to the special report of the Select Committee on National Expenditure?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

On the third Sitting Day.