Business of the House

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30 May 1945.

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Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse 12:00, 30 May 1945

May I ask the Leader of the House whether he has any statement to make about any alterations in the Business for to-day?

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

We desire to obtain to-day the Report and Third Reading of the Requisitioned Land Bill, and the two formal Motions to bring the Local Government (Boundary Commission) Bill and the Liabilities (War-Time Adjustment) (Scotland) Bill back to the Floor of the House. If there is time, and if it is agreeable to the House, we would like also to take the Report and Third Reading of the Forestry Bill and the Second Reading of the Camps Bill. [Lords].

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I take it that it is not the desire of the Government that the House should sit very late? We have no objection to these Bills.

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

I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman. I have been encouraged by the fact that the Committees have been making such progress to think that we might get through this Business.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Will the right hon. Gentleman be in a position to let the House know to-morrow when he proposes to ask the indulgence of the House in regard to Supply days?

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

Yes, Sir, I can give information about it. I do not propose to move the Motion to-morrow, because I want to see where we stand in relation to Supply before I move the Motion.

Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to proceed with the Scottish Bill dealing with war-time adjustments?

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

Yes, Sir. I am sure the hon. Gentleman would welcome that Bill, because it gives Scotland privileges which England at present enjoys.

Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are a number of Amendments down which would make the Bill more acceptable to the Scottish people?

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

Yes, Sir, I am aware of that; but I thought we might reach some measure of agreement.