§ Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ [Mr. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith) in the Chair.]
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That towards making goad the Supply granted to His Majesty for the Service of the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1905, the sum of £73,083,164, be granted out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom."—(Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.)1689
§ MR. MCKENNA (Monmouthshire, N.)
said he might take this opportunity of asking the First Lord of the Treasury how far he meant to go with business at that time of the morning?
§ THE PRIME MINISTER AND FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (MR. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
said it was all a question of balance of convenience. He understood that no length of time would be occupied in discussing the Eleventh Order, Education (Local Authority Default) Bill. He did not propose to take the Committee on the Cunard Agreement Bill. He hoped there would be no difficulty on the score of the Indian Councils Bill and there were several other measures of minor importance which he thought the House might agree to.
§ *MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
said he hoped the First Lord would not take the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill. They had had a Coercion Act in Ireland since 1881 with subsequent amending Acts, and year after year they were continued in force by being smuggled through the House under the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill at three o'clock in the morning. The Irish Members thought that if this Bill was to be passed they should have
§ an opportunity of entering their protest at a time when they could fairly discuss and when the House could understand the Bill.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said he hoped the hon. Member would remember that, however objectionable these Acts seemed to him, and in some respects to others, the Government were only following the universal practice in including them in the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets. Poplar)
asked if the Government intended to take Order No. 13 that night.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
said that it was not proposed to take that Order; but he hoped the hon. Gentleman would facilitate the passage of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.
§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland)
asked if the right hon. Gentleman would give facilities for the Criminal Aliens Bill.
§ Question put.
§ The Committee divided:—Ayes, 126, Noes, 33. (Division List No. 328.)1691
|Agg-Gardner, James Tynte||Dalkeith, Earl of||Hunt, Rowland|
|Anson, Sir William Reynell||Davenport, W. Bromley-||Jameson, Major J. Eustace|
|Arkwright, John Stanhope||Davies, Sir Horatio D. (Chatham||Jessel, Captain Herbert Merton|
|Arnold-Forster, Rt. Hn. Hugh O.||Dickson, Charles Scott||Keswick, William|
|Arrol, Sir William||Disraeli, Coningsby Ralph||Knowles, Sir Lees|
|Atkinson, Rt. Hon. John||Douglas, Rt. Hon. A. Akers-||Law, Andrew Bonar (Glasgow)|
|Bain, Colonel James Robert||Doxford, Sir William Theodore||Lawrence, Win. F. (Liverpool)|
|Balcarres, Lord||Durning-Lawrence, Sir Edwin||Lee, Arthur H. (Hants., Fareham|
|Balfour, Rt. Hn. A. J. (Manch'r||Fergusson Rt. Hn. Sir J. (Manc'r||Legge, Col. Hon. Heneage|
|Balfour, Rt Hn Gerald W. (Leeds||Finlay, Sir Robert Bannatyne||Leveson-Gower, Frederick N. S.|
|Bathurst, Hon. Allen Benjamin||Firbank, Sir Joseph Thomas||Loder, Gerald Walter Erskine|
|Bingham, Lord||Fisher, William Hayes||Long, Col. Chas. W. (Evesham|
|Blundell, Colonel Henry||Fitzroy, Hon. Edward Algernon||Long, Rt. Hon. Walter (Bristol, S.|
|Boscawen, Arthur Griffith-||Flannery, Sir Fortescue||Lonsdale, John Brownlee|
|Brassey, Albert||Forster, Henry William||Lucas, Col. Francis (Lowestoft)|
|Brodrick, Rt. Hon. St. John||Galloway, William Johnson||Lucas, Reginald J. (Portsmouth|
|Butcher, John George||Gardner, Ernest||Lyttelton, Rt. Hon. Alfred|
|Carson, Rt. Hon. Sir Edw. H.||Gordon, Hon. J. E. (Elgin & Nairn||Macdona, John Cumming|
|Cavendish, V. C. W. (Derbyshire||Gordon, J. (Londonderry, South||Maconochie, A. W.|
|Cecil, Evelyn (Aston Manor)||Goschen, Hon. George Joachim||M'Arthur, Charles (Liverpool)|
|Cecil, Lord Hugh (Greenwich)||Gray, Ernest (West Ham)||Malcolm, Ian|
|Chamberlain Rt Hn. J. A. (Worc.||Greene, Henry D. (Shrewsbury)||Massey-Mainwaring, Hn. W. F.|
|Clare, Octavius Leigh||Grenfell, William Henry||Montagu, G. (Huntingdon)|
|Cochrane, Hon. Thos. H. A. E.||Gretton, John||Morgan, David J. (Walthamstow|
|Colston, Chas. Edw. H. Athole||Hamilton, Marq. of (L'donderry||Morpeth, Viscount|
|Compton, Lord Alwyne||Heath, James (Staffords., N. W.)||Morrell, George Herbert|
|Corbett, T. L. (Down, North)||Helder, Augustus||Murray, Rt, Hn. A. Graham (Bute|
|Craig, Chas. Curtis (Antrim, S.||Hope, J. F. (Sheffield, Brightside||Murray, Charles J. (Coventry)|
|Crossley, Rt. Hon. Sir Savile||Hudson, George Bickersteth||Myers, William Henry|
|Newdegate, Francis A. N.||Ridley, Hon. M. W. (Stalybridge)||Tomlinson, Sir Wm. Edw. M.|
|Nicholson, William Graham||Roberts, Samuel (Sheffield)||Tuff, Charles|
|Parkes, Ebenezer||Robertson, Herbert (Hackney)||Valentia, Viscount|
|Pease, Herbert Pike (Darlington||Round, Rt. Hon. James||Warde, Colonel C. E.|
|Percy, Earl||Rutherford, W. W. (Liverpool)||Webb, Colonel William George|
|Pierpoint, Robert||Sackville, Col. S. G. Stopford-||Whiteley, H. (Ashton und. Lyne|
|Platt-Higgins, Frederick||Sandys, Lieut.-Col. Thos. Myles||Williams, Colonel R. (Dorset)|
|Plummer, Sir Walter R.||Sharpe, William Edward T.||Wrightson, Sir Thomas|
|Powell, Sir Francis Sharp||Skewes-Cox, Thomas||Wyndham, Rt. Hon. George|
|Pretyman, Ernest George||Smith, Hon. W. F. D. (Strand)|
|Pryce-Jones, Lt.-Col. Edward||Spear, John Ward||TELLERS FOR THE AYES—Sir Alexander Acland-Hood and Mr. Ailwyn Fellowes.|
|Randles, John S.||Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Lancs.)|
|Ratcliff, R. F.||Talbot, Lord E. (Chichester)|
|Reid, James (Greenock)||Taylor, Austin (East Toxteth)|
|Remnant, James Farquharson||Thornton, Percy M.|
|Brigg, John||Jones, David Brynmor (Swansea||Thomas, David Alfred (Merthyr)|
|Bright, Allan Heywood||Jones, William (Carnarvonshire||Toulmin, George|
|Caldwell, James||Kilbride, Denis||Tully, Jasper|
|Delany, William||Layland-Barratt, Francis||Warner, Thomas Courtenay T.|
|Doogan, P. C.||Lewis, John Herbert||White, Luke (York, E. R.)|
|Elibank, Master of||M'Kenna, Reginald||Whitley, J. H. (Halifax)|
|Emmott, Alfred||Moss, Samuel||Wilson, Henry J. (York, W. R.|
|Ffrench, Peter||Norman, Henry|
|Grant, Corrie||Roberts, John Bryn (Eifion)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES—Mr. MacVeagh and Mr. Boland.|
|Griffith, Ellis J.||Samuel, Herbert L. (Cleveland)|
|Helme, Norval Watson||Samuel, S. M. (Whitechapel)|
|Higham, John Sharpe||Shackleton, David James|
|Hobhouse, C. E. H. (Bristol, E.)||Sullivan, Donal|
Bill read a second time, and committed for to-morrow.
§ Resolution to be reported to-morrow.