I understand that the answer given by the Prime Minister the other day with regard to the business for the remaining portion of this part of the Session was merely provisional in its character. Perhaps he will be good enough now to give his final programme?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
1450 On Monday we shall take the Third Reading of the Appropriation Bill, the Report stage of the Civil List Resolution, both of which I hope will be regarded as formal, and the Report of the Budget Resolutions.
On Tuesday we shall take the Indian Budget, and following that the Second Reading of the Civil List Bill.
On Wednesday we shall take the Second Reading of the Accession Declaration Bill, and on that and the following days of the week we shall complete the later and final stages of the Civil List and Accession Declaration Bills. We shall also take whatever opportunities are available for concluding the small non-controversial Bills on the Paper and of considering Amendments to Bills now under discussion in another place.
My hon. Friend will communicate in the usual way with the right hon. Gentleman as regards these small Bills.
The House will have to sit one day early in the following week to receive any business that may come from the House of Lords and to pass the Adjournment Resolution.
§ Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
May I ask the Prime Minister why Report of the Budget Resolution is to be put down as third Order on Monday? Does he not consider it ought to be the first Order?
§ Mr. DILLON
Before the right hon. Gentleman finally decides to do that I would ask him to consider whether it is not in accordance with custom to put the Third Reading of the Appropriation Bill first, and has not that Third Reading a special claim this year, inasmuch as three extra days have not been given for Supply?
§ Mr. GIBSON BOWLES
May I also ask the right hon. Gentleman to consider whether the Budget Resolutions have not special claims this year, as the Budget Bill is to be founded upon them, and that Bill will not be considered until November?