Business of the House

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Gaitskell Mr Hugh Gaitskell , Leeds South 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the business for the first week after the Easter Recess?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

Yes, Sir. The business for the first week after the Easter Recess will be as follows:

TUESDAY, 7TH APRIL—My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer will open his Budget.

WEDNESDAY, 8TH APRIL, AND THURSDAY, 9TH APRIL—General debate on the Budget and the Economic Situation, which will be continued and brought to a conclusion on Monday, 13th April.

FRIDAY, 10TH APRIL—Consideration of Private Members' Bills.

Sir, perhaps I may make a short statement on Oral Questions.

The House is aware that recently there have been representations about further opportunities for asking Questions on matters affecting the Ministry of Labour.

After discussion through the usual channels, it has been decided that after the Easter Recess Ministry of Labour Questions should be answered twice weekly—on Mondays and Wednesdays. It is hoped that this change will commend itself to hon. Members.