Business of the House

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

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Wakefield

May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the Business of the House for the next series of Sitting Days? As I imagine a large number of people will wish to speak in the coal Debate, may I also ask whether it will be possible to extend the time for that Debate?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

As already announced, we propose to-day to take the Second Reading of the Courts (Emergency Powers) Amendment Bill [Lords] and of the Greenwich Hospital Bill [Lords]. These Bills have been before the House for some time, and, if there is no objection, we also propose to ask the House to take the Committee and remaining stages at to-day's Sitting.

On the next Sitting Day, after the Second Reading of the Prolongation of Parliament Bill and of the Local Elections and Register of Electors Bill, we shall ask the House to approve a Motion for the appointment of an additional Judge.

If it is the general wish of the House, the Government are prepared to allocate a Second day for the Coal debate, namely, the First Sitting day of the next Series of Sittings which will probably be more convenient than suspending the Rule.