HC Deb 15 June 1911 vol 26 cc1683-5

May I ask the Prime Minister if he can now make a statement as to the business of the House?


To-morrow the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill will be taken. If time permit, we shall

make progress with some of the other small Orders on the Paper.

On Monday the Committee stage of the Consolidated Fund Bill will be taken. Thereafter the Postmaster-General will propose the Money Resolution introducing the Telephone Bill, and will make an explanatory statement. Then we shall take the Second Reading of the Telegraph Construction Bill. Following that will be the Second Reading of the Old Age Pension Bill. According to the understanding when the Private Members' Bill was under discussion, this should not occupy much time. If time permits, we shall take some of the other Orders on the Paper.

On Tuesday the Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill will he taken. It will be necessary to have a Motion adjourning the House until Monday, the 26th. In view of the recent Adjournment Motion and the several opportunities arising during these days on points of administration, probably the House will not wish for a long discussion on the Adjournment motion, but may be prepared to rise early.


Does the Prime Minister propose to take the Declaration of London on the 26th?


I do not think so. I will make a statement on Monday.

Motion made and Question put, "That the Proceedings on the Business of Supply, if under discussion at Eleven o'clock this night, be not interrupted under the Standing Order (Sittings of the House), and may be entered upon and proceeded with at any hour, though opposed."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 161; Noes, 74.

Division No. 250.] AYES. [3.45 p.m.
Abraham, William (Dublin Harbour) Boland, John Pius Cory, Sir Clifford John
Adamson, William Booth, Frederick Handel Cotton, William Francis
Agnew, Sir George William Bowerman, C. W. Cowan, William Henry
Ainsworth, John Stirling Brace, William Crawshay-Williams, Eliot
Alden, Percy Brocklehurst, William B. Dalziel, Sir James H. (Kirkcaldy)
Anderson, Andrew Macbeth Burke, E. Haviland Davies, David (Montgomery Co.)
Armitage, Robert Burns, Rt. Hon. John Davies, Timothy (Lincs., Louth)
Anguith, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Burt, Rt. Hon. Thomas Davies, Sir W. Howell (Bristol, S.)
Atherley-Jones, Llewellyn A. Buxton, Rt. Hon. Sydney C. (Poplar) Dawes, J. A.
Baker, Harold T. (Accrington) Byles, William Pollard Denman, Hon. R. D.
Baring, Sir Godfrey (Barnstaple) Cameron, Robert Dewar, Sir J. A.
Barlow, Sir John Emmott (Somerset) Carr-Gomm, H. W. Dickinson, W. H.
Barran, Rowland Hurst (Leeds, N.) Chapple, Dr. William Allen Duncan, C. (Barrow-in-Furness)
Barry, Redmond J. (Tyrone, N.) Clough, William Edwards, John Hugh (Glamorgan, Mid)
Beale, William Phipson Collins, Godfrey P. (Greenock) Elibank, Rt. Hon. Master of
Benn, W. W. (T. H'mts., St. George) Collins, Stephen (Lambeth) Elverston, Harold
Bethell, Sir John Henry Compton-Rickett, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Esslemont, George Birnie
Birrell, Rt. Hon. Augustine Corbett, A. Cameron Falconer, J.
Black, Arthur W. Cornwall, Sir Edwin A. Fenwick, Charles
France, G. A. Macnamara, Dr. Thomas J. Robertson, John M. (Tyneside)
Furness, Stephen MacVeagh, Jeremiah Roch, Walter F. (Pembroke)
Gelder, Sir William Alfred M'Callum, John M. Rowlands, James
George, Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd McKenna, Rt. Hon. Reginald Seely, Colonel Rt. Hon. J. E. B.
Goddard, Sir Daniel Ford M'Laren, H. D. (Leics.) Smith, Albert (Lancs., Clitheroe)
Greenwood, Hamar (Sunderland) M'Laren, F. W. S. (Lincs., Spalding) Smith, H. B. Lees (Northampton)
Griffith, Ellis Jones (Anglesey) Markham, Arthur Basil Spicer, Sir Albert
Guest, Hon. Frederick E. (Dorset, E.) Martin, Joseph Strachey, Sir Edward
Hall, Frederick (Normanton) Mason, David M. (Coventry) Strauss, Edward A. (Southwark, West)
Hancock, John George Menzies, Sir Walter Sutton, John E
Harvey, T. E. (Leeds, West) Millar, James Duncan Taylor, John W. (Durham)
Harvey, W. E. (Derbyshire, N.E.) Molteno, Percy Alport Taylor, Theodore C. (Radcliffe)
Haslam, Lewis (Monmouth) Montagu, Hon. E. S. Tennant, Harold John
Herbert, Col. Sir Ivor Morgan, George Hay Thomas, J. H. (Derby)
Higham, John Sharp Morrell, Philip Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton)
Hobhouse, Rt. Hon. Charles E. H. Morton, Alpheus Cleophas Toulmin, George
Holt, Richard Durning Neilson, Francis Trevelyan, Charles Philips
Howard, Hon. Geoffrey Nicholson, Charles N. (Doncaster) Verney, Sir Harry
Hughes, Spencer Leigh Nolan, Joseph Wadsworth, John
Isaacs, Sir Rufus Daniel Norton, Captain Cecil W. Walsh, Stephen (Lancs., Ince)
Johnson, W. O'Brien, Patrick (Kilkenny) Ward, John (Stoke-upon-Trent)
Jones, Sir D. Brynmor (Swansea) O'Connor, John (Kildare, N.) Ward, W. Dudley (Southampton)
Jones, Edgar R. (Merthyr Tydvil) O'Grady, James Wardle, G. J.
Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Parker, James (Halifax) Wason, Rt. Hen. E. (Clackmannan)
Jones, Leif Stratten (Notts, Rushcliffe) Pease, Rt. Hon. Joseph A. (Rotherham) Wason, John Cathcart (Orkney)
Jones, William (Carnarvonshire) Pickersgill, Edward Hare Wedgwood, Josiah C.
Jones, W. S. Glyn- (Stepney) Pirie, Duncan V Wiles, Thomas
Kellaway, Frederick George Pollard, Sir George H. Wilkie, Alexander
King, J. (Somerset, N.) Price, C. E. (Edinburgh, Central) Wilson, John (Durham, Mid)
Lambert, George (Devon, S. Molton) Price, Sir Robert J. (Norfolk, E.) Winfrey, Richard
Leach, Charles Pringle, William M. R. Wood, T. McKinnon (Glasgow)
Lewis, John Herbert Rainy, A. Rolland Yoxall, Sir James Henry
Logan, John William Rea, Rt. Hon. Russell (South Shields)
Lynch, A. A. Richards, Thomas TELLERS FOR THE AYES:—Mr. Illingworth and Mr. Gulland.
Macdonald, J. Ramsay (Leicester) Richardson, Thomas (Whitehaven)
Maclean, Donald Roberts, George H. (Norwich)
Acland-Hood, Rt. Hon. Sir Alex. F. Flannery, Sir J. Fortescue Parker, Sir Gilbert (Gravesend)
Agg-Gardner, James Tynte Fletcher, John Samuel (Hampstead) Parkes, Ebenezer
Amery, L. C. M. S. Forster, Henry William Pease, Herbert Pike (Darlington)
Anstruther-Gray, Major William Foster, Philip Staveley Perkins, Walter Frank
Archer-Shee, Major M. Goulding, E. A. Peto, Basil Edward
Ashley, W. W. Gwynne, R. S. (Sussex, Eastbourne) Rawson, Colonel Richard H.
Bagot, Lieut.-Colonel J. Hamilton, Lord C. J. (Kensington, S.) Remnant, James Farquharson
Baird, J. L. Hardy, Laurence (Kent, Ashford) Roberts, S. (Sheffield, Ecciesall)
Baker, Sir R. L. (Dorset, N.) Hoare, Samuel John Gurney Sanderson, Lancelot
Balcarres, Lord Hope, James Fitzalan (Sheffield) Snowden, Philip
Barnston, H. Horne, W. E. (Surrey, Guildford) Spear, John Ward
Beach, Hon. Michael Hugh Hicks Houston, Robert Paterson Starkey, John Ralph
Beckett, Hon. William Gervase Hunt, Rowland Staveley-Hill, Henry (Staffordshire)
Benn, Arthur Shirley (Plymouth) Jewett, Frederick William Stewart, Gershom
Bennett-Goldney, Francis Kerry, Earl of Swift, Rigby
Bird, Alfred Knight, Captain Eric Ayshford Terrell, George (Wilts. N.W.)
Boyle, W. Lewis (Norfolk, Mid) Law, Andrew Bonar (Bootle, Lancs.) Thomson, W. Mitchell (Down, North)
Bridgeman, W. Clive Lawson, Hon. H. (T. H'mts., Mile End) Thorne, William (West Ham)
Burn, Colonel C. R. Locker-Lampson, G. (Salisbury) Tobin, Alfred Aspinall
Campion, W. R. Lockwood, Rt Hon. Lt.-Col. A. R. Tullibardine, Marquess of
Carlile, E. Hildred Lyttelton, Rt. hon. A. (S. Geo.,Han. S.) Ward, Arnold S. (Herts, Watford)
Cecil, Evelyn (Aston Manor) Lyttelton, Hon. J. C. (Droitwich) Warde, Col. C. E. (Kent, Mid)
Courthope, George Loyd Magnus, Sir Philip
Craig, Charles Curtis (Antrim, S.) Mason, James F. (Windsor) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—Mr. Fell and Mr. Stanier.
Croft, Henry Page Newton, Harry Kottingham
Falle, Bertram Godfray O'Neill, Hon. A. E. B. (Antrim, Mid)

Resolution agreed to.