Business of the House

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

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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.