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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Richard Crossman Mr Richard Crossman , Coventry East 12:00 am, 24th November 1966

On Rhodesia, all I can say is that we expect a statement by the Prime Minister early next week. I think that we ought to consult through the usual channels the moment we have that statement to see when the debate should take place.

On the London Government Bill, we are, perhaps, a little more optimistic than the Leader of the Opposition is. We had better see how we go, and we might discuss it afterwards.

On the Orders, I recognise the difficulty. There are really two groups, and there might be some other Orders as well coming along. On the Prices and Incomes Orders, we have to bear in mind that next week we are to have a two-day debate on economic affairs, when the issue can be discussed all over again. I think that we ought to see the Orders more in proportion in relation to that debate and the two days to be devoted to it, and we can, I think, regard them as normal business for after 10 o'clock.