We will not be sitting on Monday of next week.
Arterial Drainage Bill, 1944—First Stage.
The Deputy should know that the House is not obliged to sit on the day fixed for the Second Reading; but the Bill may not be taken earlier without the consent of the House to rescind the order made.
Seriously speaking, is the Government fixing the Second Stage of the Bill for a day that it is known perfectly well it cannot be taken? I assume that the House is going to sit on Tuesday of next week.
I suggested Monday next and I was told that we would not be sitting then. I then suggested the first day the House was sitting next week, and I was told that I must name a day.