Business of the House

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th July 1944.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Wakefield 12:00 am, 25th July 1944

Has the Leader of the House any statement to make about an alteration in Business and will such alteration affect the Prime Minister's forthcoming statement?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

There is no change in the arrangement for the Prime Minister's statement and the Debate on the war situation but, as regards this week, in order to allow more time for consultation, we propose to postpone the Second Reading of the Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Bill, which was announced for Friday, and to take instead the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, upon which a Debate on Indian affairs will take place. We propose to take the Housing (Temporary Accommodation) Bill in the following week.

Photo of Mr Francis Bowles Mr Francis Bowles , Nuneaton

Will the Prime Minister's statement be made on the Consolidated Fund Bill?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Yes, and the Debate will take place.

Photo of Sir Godfrey Nicholson Sir Godfrey Nicholson , Farnham

Is there any likelihood of extending the time for the Indian Debate if a large number of Members want to speak? We have had only one Debate on India in the whole of the Session, and it is a large subject.

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

It is a Friday and it has never been our custom to extend our hours on a Friday. I should like to consider it.

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

In view of the conclusion of the Bretton Woods Conference, can my right hon. Friend say if an opportunity will be offered to the House for consideration of the results of that Conference before we rise?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

No, it was not the intention of the Government to provide facilities for that before the House rises.

Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

If the right hon. Gentleman gets any information about the position in Germany, I suppose he will make it known to the House?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

Yes, I think the hon. Member may be assured of that. If I have been specially cautious to-day, it was after consideration by the Cabinet last night and we thought that a cautious note was the right one to strike.

Photo of Sir Richard Denman Sir Richard Denman , Leeds Central

Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to make any reference to the German reply to our representations on the shot officers?

Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington

I should like to see that on the Paper.