Business of the House

– in the House of Commons on 20th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Wakefield

May I ask whether the Leader of the House has any statement to make with regard to the Business to-day?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

It is necessary to obtain the Committee stage of the Supplementary Vote of Credit, the Supplementary Estimate for Supplementary Pensions, and the formal Resolutions in Committee of Ways and Means. I propose, therefore, to move the suspension of the Rule as a precautionary measure, but I hope it will be possible to obtain the Business without the House sitting beyond the usual hour.

Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

Is it contemplated that before the House adjourns there will be any statement or opportunity for Debate on the question of the chaining of prisoners?

Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

No, Sir; it is not contemplated that that would be advisable or convenient