§ Redistribution of Seats.
§ 1. The names, contents, and boundaries of each Parliamentary borough and county and division thereof shall be as specified in this Schedule.
§ Lords Amendment:
§ At the beginning of paragraph I insert the words, "Subject to the provisions regarding Parliamentary boroughs returning three or more members in this Act contained."—Disagreed with.
§ Lords Message:
§ The Lords insist upon their Amendment to the Seventh Schedule (to leave out paragraph 6) for the following Reason:
§ "Because it is consequential upon the Amendment proposed by the Lords in lieu of the first Amendment made by the Lords in Clause 18 [Alternative Vote], to which the Commons have disagreed."
§ Sir G. CAVE
On a point of Order. Will the Bill be lost if we disagree with a purely consequential Amendment on an Amendment with which we have already disagreed? The position is this: The other House, having inserted proportional representation, made a change in the Schedule relating to the return of county councillors for the county of London. That was consequential upon their adoption of proportional representation. This House disagreed with the general Amendment introducing proportional representation throughout the country, and, as a consequence, disagreed with the Amendment relating to the return of the county councillors for London. Now the other House has inserted a new Amendment reintroducing proportional representation in a modified form with which we have disagreed already. The Lords, also consequential on their new Amendment, have revived their old Amendment relating to the county of London. It would, of course, appear natural that, having disagreed with the main Amendment, we should also disagree with the consequential Amendment, but I want to know from you, Sir, whether we can take that course without losing the Bill, or whether we 2192 must, as a matter of order, introduce some Amendment, or disagree in some modified form, so that we do not, by disagreeing with this minor Amendment, lose the Bill?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I am hardly in a position to give a decision on this matter. This is rather sprung upon me. It appears that this Amendment is consequential on what, we have done, and, therefore, we cannot accept something which contradicts the view which the House has taken.
§ Sir G. CAVE
If there is any doubt about the effect of our disagreeing with this Amendment, I would rather postpone it, and see whether we can introduce it in some new form.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
It will give me, at any rate, some little time to consider it.
Question, "That the further consideration of the Lords Reason be postponed," put, and agreed to.
§ Mr. HEMMERDE
Would it be in order to postpone the question of the alternative vote for exactly the same reason?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
We cannot go on postponing. We have to consider something.
The Lords insist on their Amendment in Clause 18 [Alternative Vote] (to leave out Sub-section (1), to which the Commons have disagreed, for the following Reason:
"Because in then view the adoption of the alternative vote would introduce serious complexities into the electoral system without any corresponding advantage in the way of fair representation."
§ Sir R. ADKINS
On a point of Order. May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, what is the exact position we have reached by this action of the House of Lords? Is it open to this House to reinsert in the Bill an Amendment giving generally the alternative vote which the other House has now twice rejected; and would such an insertion involve the loss of the Bill? If it would, is it open to us to amend the Lords Amendment in any form which falls short of restoring the full alternative vote of universal application which the House de63led on previously?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
The House of Lords has struck out this particular Section, and it has insisted on striking out this particular Section. If this House does not accept the proposal as amended, of course these two Houses are not ad idem, and the Bill must drop. Two courses are open to the House—either to accept the Lords proposal as it stands or to send back an Amendment.
Mr. H. SAMUEL
If this House were to insist on its original proposal and disagree with the Lords, the Bill then would not go back to the House of Lords at all, but would die here on the floor of the House now?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
I do not exactly know what place it would die in. It would certainly not be included in the list of Bills to which the Royal Assent has been given.
The point is that there would he no opportunity for the Lords to reconsider their decision.
§ Sir W. DICKINSON
I beg to move as an Amendment, in lieu of the Amendment upon which the. Lords insist, to insert, "(I) If at an election for one Member of Parliament in any Parliamentary borough there are more than two candidates, the election shall be according to the principle of the alternative vote as defined by this Act."
I do not propose to keep the House by any long speech, but I desire to move the reinsertion of the alternative vote in a form in which the House of Lords will be able to give it their consideration—and, I hope, their sympathetic consideration. They are evidently very partial to dealing with the country in parts and not as a whole. This is to reintroduce the principle of the alternative vote in all elections in Parliamentary boroughs, and I do not myself think there is any necessity for me to use any arguments in this matter. This House has once, twice, thrice declared its adhesion to the principle by which the minority is not to be enabled to obtain its candidate in cases where there are 2194 more than two candidates. I hope that the House will send this back again to the House of Lords in order that they may again be able to give consideration to the wishes of the Commons in this very important matter. I beg to move in the form I have indicated.
Mr. J. A. BAKER
I beg to second the Amendment, formally, seeing that the matter has been so fully debated.
Mr. H. SAMUEL
I think those of us who are in favour of the alternative vote would deeply regret, even if it were limited to the boroughs, where we desire to see it alike throughout the whole of the country. The other House, however, has voted differently—that it should not be applied to the whole country. If we were to insist upon our view the consequence would be that this great Statute would not become law. As an alternative, my right hon. Friend opposite has proposed that the matter should again be brought before. this House and the other House, not in its original form, but with the limitation to the boroughs only. Imperfect as is that measure, it is one which all friends of the alternative vote will certainly support. I do not propose again to argue the case which has been before us so often. I would only say this in a word: that if the next Parliament were to be elected, not with the assistance of the alternative vote, if a large number of members were returned, as might very well be the case, not by the majorities of their constituents, but notoriously by the minorities, and if, as might very likely occur, those minority members themselves determined the political complexion of this House, and determined, possibly for four or five years, the character of our legislation, and if this anomaly were due to the action of the House of Lords to-day in rejecting the alternative voting method for elections, the political consequences could not fail to be most grave. Therefore, I earnestly hope that on further consideration, in view of the difficulties through which the country may be passing when this War is over that their Lordships will reconsider the matter, and not by their action secure the possibility, or the probability, of returning a large number of members to this House to determine its character who have been elected, not by the majority, but by the minority of their constituents.
§ Mr. ROWLANDS
I shall, of course, vote, as I hope all my Friends will vote, in favour of the alternative vote, but I 2195 regret that it is only confined to the boroughs. Like many others here, I represent a large industrial constituency where the elements are very similar to those of hon. Friends about me. I have to express this feeling: that a large number of the industrial classes will resent most strongly this action; that those within the area of the county divisions will not have the same privilege and freer choice given by the alternative vote that I hope their Lordships will give to the boroughs. I only want to say that while' I accept this as a compromise I accept it only as a compromise, because I believe the alternative vote should be applied to the whole country.
§ Mr. HEMMERDE
I should not like this subject to leave this House without making, at any rate, one final, and, I hope, one short protest against what has happened. We have heard the reasons why the other House has deprived us of the only safeguard that we have possibly got for a system of free and fair elections. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh!"] The hon. Member will be able to answer me, possibly, after I say what I have to say. The reason the House of Lords give is that, "in their view the adoption of the alternative vote would introduce serious complexities into the electoral system without any corresponding advantage in the way of fair representation." This although the alternative vote, having been submitted to a Royal Commission composed of men of all parties, unanimously reported favourably upon it! That is the position we have reached! A non-elective Chamber can deprive us of a system that is in use throughout the world in one form or another. [HON. MEMBERS: "Divide, divide!"]
§ Mr. HEMMERDE
I shall be considerably shorter if hon. Members will answer me afterwards, and not during my speech. I only want to say that it is perfectly clear that the reason why this thing has been considered by the Second Chamber in this way is, not that they have considered in any way alternative schemes for redressing what the Royal Commission unanimously thought to be an evil that needed redress; they have made no attempt to deal with this question at all. Their desire to protect the rights of minorities—which they have shown in proportional represen- 2196 tation—has gone so far that they actually want to protect minorities at the expense of majorities throughout the country. Depriving us of this machinery is what that really means. We may put in this Amendment knowing that we are face to face with this, that the House of Lords in a matter like this does but register the decrees of one party in the State. [Interruption.] Everybody knows that to be true ! When this measure went up to the House of Lords there was practically no debate upon it. One or two persons, quite unknown in politics, proposed its rejection. This, a measure which had been reported upon unanimously by Royal Commission! Their Lordships can give no alternative at all except the exaltation of the minority into the position of the majority, with the possibility, as my right hon. Friend below me has suggested, of creating a position that will last four or five years—it may very well be ten years ! — because the Parliamentary effect of the minority vote all over the country may actually — [HON. MEMBERS: "Divide, divide!"]—I know perfectly well that party —[HON. MEMBERS: "Divide, divide!"] I have got very few more words to say, but I know perfectly well which party it is that gains by this system, and that it is delighted at the result. Though all further speeches are unnecessary now, I wish to protest; and I appeal to my hon. Friends in this House to protest against the other House arrogating to itself the right to tell us how our elections are to be determined—whether by their attempt to insert proportional representation, whether by their refusal to allow us to have this system of the alternative vote recommended by an impartial Royal Commission. They are arrogating to themselves functions that they have no right to, and the only good feature about the whole thing is that action like this, unblushing and flagrant, \will soon bring —[HON. MEMBERS: "Divide, divide!"]—sweep away—[HON. MEMBERS: "Divide, divide!"]—that party which exists merely to register the decrees of the Tory—[Interruption].
§ Sir G. YOUNGER
I only desire to say two words, to ask the House to accept the Amendment which my right hon. Friend behind me seeks to amend. We have already rejected the Lords Amendment on proportional representation, and it appears to me to be a perfectly fair deal that we should accept this.
§ Mr. PETO
The House might have listened to what I said earlier in the Debate. [HON. MEMBERS: "Divide, divide!"] This Amendment proposed by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for St. Pancras — [HON. MEMBERS: "Divide!"]—runs very close to what I ventured to suggest as a compromise. The hon. Member for Dartford said a moment ago that the House had refused part of the compromise which deal, with proportional
§ representation, and he has referred to this as a compromise. I wish to make it perfectly clear that by that action they have Left me perfectly free to vote against the alternative vote, as I certainly intend to do, as it is no compromise whatever.
§ Question put, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."
§ The House divided: Ayes, 195; Noes, 194.2199
|Division No. 155.]||AYES.||[5.59 p.m.|
|Acland, Rt. Hon. Francis Dyke||Harris, Percy A. (Leicester, S)||Ponsonby, Arthur A. W. H.|
|Adamson, William||Harvey, T. E. (Leeds, West)||Price, C. E. (Edinburgh, Central)|
|Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher||Haslam, Lewis||Price, Sir Robert J. (Norfolk, E.)|
|Adkins, Sir W. Ryland||Havelock-Allan, Sir Henry||Priestley, Sir W. E. B. (Bradford, E.)|
|Ainsworth, Sir John Stirling||Helme, Sir Norval Watson||Raffan, Peter Wilson|
|Alden, Percy||Henderson, Rt. Hon. Arthur (Durham)||Raphael, Sir Herbert H.|
|Allen, Arthur A. (Dumbartonshire)||Henderson, J. M. (Aberdeen, W.)||Rees, G. U. (Carnarvonshire, Arfon)|
|Allen, Rt. Hon. Charles P. (Stroud)||Henry, Sir Charles (Shropshire)||Randall, Atheletan|
|Anderson, W. C.||Higham, John Sharp||Richardson, Aiblon (Peckham)|
|Armitage, Robert||Hobhouse Rt. Hon. Sir Charles E. H.||Richardson, Arthur (Rotherham)|
|Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry||Hogge, James Myles||Richardson, Thomas (Whitehaven)|
|Baker, Joseph Alien (Finsbury, E.)||Holmes, Daniel Turner||Roberts, Sir J. H. (Denbighs)|
|Balfour, Sir Robert (Lanark)||Holt, Richard Durning||Robertson, Rt. Hon. J. M.|
|Baring, Sir Godfrey (Barnstaple)||Howard, Hon. Geoffrey||Robinson, Sidney|
|Barlow, Sir John Emmott (Somerset)||Hudson, Walter||Roch, Walter F. (Pembroke)|
|Barran, Sir John N. (Hawick Burghs)||Hughes, Spencer Leigh||Rowlands, James|
|Barton, Sir William||Jacobsen, Thomas Owen||Rowntree, Arnold|
|Beale, Sir William Phipson||Jardine, Sir John (Roxburghshire)||Samuel, Rt. Hon. H. L. (Cleveland)|
|Beauchamp, Sir Edward||Jones, Sir Edgar (Merthyr Tydvil)||Scanlan, Thomas|
|Bentham, George Jackson||Jones, J. Towyn (Carmarthen, East)||Scott, A. MacCallum (Glas., Bridgeton)|
|Bethell, Sir J. H.||Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Notts, Rushcliffe)||Seely, Lt.-Col. Sir C. H. (Mansfield)|
|Birrell, Rt. Hon. Augustine||Jowett, Frederick William||Shaw, Hon. A.|
|Black, Sir Arthur W.||Keating, Matthew||Smallwood, Edward|
|Bliss, Joseph||Kenyon, Barnet||Smith, Albert (Lancs., Clitheroe)|
|Boland, John Pius||Kiley, James Daniel||Smith, H. B. Lees (Northampton)|
|Brace, Rt. Hon. William||King, Joseph||Smith, Sir Swiro (Keighley, Yorks)|
|Brady, Patrick Joseph||Lamb, Sir Ernest Henry||Snowden, Philip|
|Brunner, John F. L.||Lambert, Richard (Wilts, Cricklade)||Soames, Arthur Wellesley|
|Burns, Rt. Hon. John||Law, Hugh A. (Donegal, West)||Spicer, Rt. Hon. Sir Albert|
|Buxton, Noel||Lewis, Rt. H on. John Herbert||Strauss, Edward A. (Southwark, West)|
|Carr-Gomm, H. W.||Lough, Rt. Han. Thomas||Sutton, John E.|
|Chancellor, Henry George||Lynch, Arthur Alfred||Taylor, John W. (Durham)|
|Clough, William||M'Callum. Sir John M.||Tennant, Rt. Hon. Harold John|
|Cochrane, Cecil Algernon||Macdonald, Rt. Hon. J. M. (Falls. B'ghs)||Thomas, Sir A. G. (Mon., S.)|
|Collins, Godfrey P. (Greenock)||Macdonald, J. Ramsay (Leicester)||Thomas, Rt. Hon.J. H. (Derby)|
|Collins, Sir W. (Derby)||M'Kean, John||Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton)|
|Cornwall, Sir Edwin A.||M`Laren, Hon. H. D. (Leics.)||Thorne, William (West Ham)|
|Dalziel, Rt. Hon. Sir J. H. (Kirkcaldy)||Maclean, Rt. Hon. Sir Donald||Tootill, Robert|
|Davies, David (Montgomery Co.)||MCMicking, Major Gilbert||Toulmin, Sir George|
|Davies, Ellis William (Eifion)||Macpherson, James Ian||Walsh, Stephen (Lancs., Ince)|
|Davies, Timothy (Lincs., Louth)||Maden, Sir John Henry||Walters, Sir John Tudor|
|Davies, Sir W. Howell (Bristol, S.)||Mallalieu, Frederick William||Waring, Major Walter|
|Denman, Hon. Richard Douglas||Manfield, Harry||Wason, Rt. Hon. E. (Clackmannan)|
|Dougherty, Rt. Hon. Sir J. B.||Marks, Sir George Croydon||Watson, John Bertrand (Stockton)|
|Edwards, John Hugh (Glamorgan, Mid.)||Mason, David M. (Coventry)||Webb, Lieut.-Col. Sir H.|
|Elverston, Sir Harold||Middlebrook, Sir William||White, J. Dundas (Glasgow, Tradeston)|
|Essex, Sir Richard Walter||Millar, James Duncan||Whitehouse, John Howard|
|Falconer, James||Molloy, Michael||Whittaker, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas P.|
|Ferens, Rt. Hon. Thomas Robinson||Mond, Rt. Hon. Sir Alfred||Whyte, Alexander F.|
|Ffrench, Peter||Morgan, George Hay||Wiles, Rt. Mon. Thomas|
|Field, William||Morison Hector (Hackney, S.)||Williams, Aneurin (Durham, N.W.)|
|Fiennes, Hon. Sir Eustace Edward||Morison, Thomas B. (Inverness)||Williams, John (Glamorgan)|
|Galbraith, Samuel||Morrell, Philip||Williams, Llewelyn (Carmarthen)|
|Gelder, Sir William Alfred||Morton, Sir Alpheus Cleophas||Williams, Penry (Middlesbrough)|
|Gilbert, J. D.||Munro, Rt. Hon. Robert||Williams Thomas J. (Swansea)|
|Glanville, Harold James||Nicholson, Sir Charles N. (Doncaster)||Williamson, Sir Archibald|
|Goddard, Rt. Hon. Sir Daniel Ford||Norman, Rt. Hon. Major Sir H.||Wilson, Rt. Hon. J. W. (Worcs., N.)|
|Goldstone, Frank||Nuttall, Harry||Winfrey, Sir Richard|
|Greenwood, Sir G. G. (Peterborough)||O'Connor, John (Kildare, N.)||Wing, Thomas Edward|
|Greenwood, Sir Hamar (Sunderland)||Ogden, Fred||Wood, Rt. Hon. T. McKinnon(Glasgow)|
|Greig, Col. J. W.||Outhwalte, R. L.||Yeo, Sir Alfred William|
|Griffith, Rt. Hon. Sir Ellis J.||Palmer, Godfrey Mark||Young, William (Perth, East)|
|Gulland, Rt. Hon. John William||Parrott, Sir James Edward||Yoxall, Sir James Henry|
|Hackett, John||Pearce, Sir Robert (Staffs, Leek)|
|Harcourt, Robert V. (Montrose)||Pearson, Hon. Weetman H. M.||TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—Sir W.|
|Harmsworth, Cecil (Luton, Beds)||Peel, Major Hon. G. (Spalding)||Dickinson and Mr. W. T Wilson.|
|Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte||Gibbs, Col. George Abraham||Orde-Powlett, Hon. W. G. A.|
|Archer-Shee, Lt.-Col. Martin||Goldman, Charles Sydney||Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William|
|Astor, Major Hon. Waldorf||Goulding, Sir Edward Alfred||Parker, Rt. Hon. Sir G. (Gravesend)|
|Baird, John Lawrence||Greene, Waiter Raymond||Parkes, Sir Edward E.|
|Baldwin, Stanley||Gretton, John||Pease,Rt.Hon.Herbert Pike(Darlington)|
|Balfour, Rt. Hon. A. J. (City, London)||Guinness, Hon. Rupert (Essex, S.E.)||Pennefather, De Fonblanque|
|Barlow, Sir Montague (Salford, South)||Haddock, George Bahr||Perkins, Walter F.|
|Barnett, Capt. R. W.||Hall, D. B. (Isle of Wight)||Peto, Basil Edward|
|Barnston, Major Harry||Hall, Lt.-Col. Sir Fred (Dulwich)||Philipps, Capt. Sir Owen (Chester)|
|Bathurst, Col. Hon. A. B. (Glouc., E.)||Hambro, Angus Valdemar||Pollock, Sir Ernest Murray|
|Bathurst, Capt. Sir C. (Wilts, Wilton)||Hamersley, Lt.-Col. Alfred St. George||[...]yman, Rt. H on. Ernest George|
|Beach, William F. H.||Hamilton, C. G. C. (Ches., Altrincham)||Prothero, Rt. Hon. Rowland Edmund|
|Beck, Arthur Cecil||Hamilton, Rt. Hon. Lord C. J.||Pryce-Jones, Col. E.|
|Beckett, Hon. Gervase||Harmsworth, R. L. (Caithness-shire)||Randles, Sir John S.|
|Bellairs, Commander C. W.||Harris, Rt. Hon. F. L. (Worcester, E.)||Rawson, Col. Richard H.|
|Benn, Arthur Shirley (Plymouth)||Harris, Sir Henry P. (Paddington, S.)||Rees, Sir J. D. (Nottingham, E.)|
|Benn, Com. Ian Hamilton (Greenwich)||Herbert, Hon. A. (Somerset, S.)||Remnant, Col. Sir James Farquharson|
|Blair, Reginald||Hermon-Hodge, Sir R. T.||Rothschild, Major Lionel de|
|Boles, Lieut.-Col. Dennis Fortescue||Hewins, William Albert Samuel||Royds, Major Edmund|
|Boscawen, Sir Arthur S. T. Griffith-||Hickman, Brig.-Gen. Thomas E.||Rutherford, Col. Sir J. (Lancs., Darwen)|
|Bowden, Major G. R. Harland||Hodge, Rt. Hon. John||Rutherford, Sir W. (L'pool, W. Derby)|
|Boyle, William L. (Norfolk, Mid.)||Hope, James Fitzalan (Sheffield)||Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir Harry (Norwood)|
|Boyton, Sir James||Hope, Lt.-Col. J. A. (Edin., Midlothian)||Samuel, Samuel (Wandsworth)|
|Brassey, H. L. C.||Horne, Edgar||Sanders, Col. Robert Arthur|
|Bridgeman, William Clive||Houston, Robert Paterson||Scott, Leslie (Liverpool Exchange)|
|Brookes, Warwick||Hume-Williams, William Ellis||Scott, Sir S. (Marylebone, W.)|
|Broughton, Urban Hanlon||Hunter, Major Sir Charles Rodk.||Spear, Sir John Ward|
|Burdett-Coutts, William||Jackson, Lieut.-Col. Hon F. S. (York)||Stanier, Captain Sir Beville|
|Burn, Colonel C. R.||Jardine, Ernest (Somerset, East)||Stanley, Capt. Lord (Abercromby)|
|Butcher, John George||Jessel, Col. Sir Herbert M.||Stanton, Charles Butt|
|Campion, Lieut.-Col. W. R.||Jones, W. Kennedy (Hornsey)||Starkey, John Ralph|
|Carew, C.||Joynson-Hicks, William||Staveley-Hill, Lieut.-Col. Henry|
|Carlile, Sir Edward Hildred||Kerr-Smiley, Major Peter Kerr||Stewart, Gershom|
|Carnegie, Lieut.-Col. D. G.||Kerry, Lieut.-Col., Earl of||Stirling, Lieut.-Col. Archibald|
|Cator, John||Keswick, Henry||Strauss, Arthur (Paddington, North)|
|Cautley, Henry Strother||Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement||Swift, Rigby|
|Cave, Rt. Hon. Sir George||Knight, Captain Eric Ayshford||Sykes, Col. Sir A. J. (Ches., Knutsford)|
|Cecil, Rt. Hon. Evelyn (Aston Manor)||Lane-Fox, Major G. R.||Sykes, Col. Sir Mark (Hull, Central)|
|Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord Hugh (Oxford U.)||Larmor, Sir J.||Talbot, Rt. Hon. Lord Edmund|
|Cecil,Rt.Hon.Lord Robert(Herts,Hitchin)||Law, Rt. Hon. A. Bonar (Bootle)||Terrell, George (Wilts)|
|Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. J. A. (Worc's.)||Lee, Sir Arthur Hamilton||Terrell, Henry (Gloucester)|
|Cheyne, Sir W. W.||Lloyd, George Butler (Shrewsbury)||Thomas-Stanford, Charles|
|Coates, Major Sir Edward Feetham||Locker-Lampoon, G. (Salisbury)||Tickler, T. G.|
|Coats, Sir Stuart A. (Wimbledon)||Long, Rt. Hon. Walter||Tryon, Captain George Clement|
|Colvin, Col. Richard Beale||Lonsdale, James R.||Turton, Edmund Russborough|
|Cory, James H. (Cardiff)||Lowe, Sir F. W. (Birm., Edgbaston)||Walker, Colonel William Hall|
|Courthope, Major George Loyd||Lowther, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Appleby)||Ward, Arnold S. (Herts, Watford)|
|Craig, Ernest (Cheshire, Crewe)||Loyd, Archie Kirkman||Warde, Colonel C. E. (Kent Mid)|
|Craig, Norman (Kent, Thanet)||McCalmont, Brig.-Gon. Robert C. A.||Weston, J. W.|
|Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry||Mackinder, Halford J.||Wheler, Major Granville C. H.|
|Croft, Brigadier-General Henry Page||Macmaster, Donald||Whiteley, Sir H. J.|
|Dalziel, Davison (Brixton)||Magnus, Sir Philip||Williams, Col. Sir Robert (Dorset, W.)|
|Denison-Pender, Capt. J. C.||Malcolm, Ian||Willoughby, Lieut.-Col. Hon. Claud|
|Denniss, E. R. B.||Mallaby-Deeley, Harry||Wilson, Capt. A. Stanley (Yorks, E.R.)|
|Dixon, C. H.||Marriott, John Arthur Ransome||Wilson, Col. Leslie C. (Reading)|
|Duke, Rt. Hon. Henry Edward||Mason, James F. (Windsor)||Wilson-Fox, Henry (Tamworth)|
|Du Pre, Major W. Baring||Meysey-Thompson, Colonel E. C.||Wolmer, Viscount|
|Faber, George Denison (Clapham)||Middlemore, John Throgmorton||Wood, Hon. E. F. L. (Yorks, Ripon)|
|Falle, Sir Bertram Godfrey||Mills, Lieut. Hon. Arthur R.||Wood, Sir John (Stalybridge)|
|Fell, Sir Arthur||Mitchell-Thomson, W.||Worthington Evans, Major Sir L.|
|Fisher, Rt. Hon. W. Hayes (Fulham)||Mount, William Arthur||Wright, Henry Fitzherbert|
|Fitzroy, Hon. Edward A.||Neville, Reginald J. N.||Yate, Col. C. E.|
|Fletcher, John Samuel||Newman, Major John R. P.|
|Forster, Rt. Hon. Henry William||Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—Sir|
|Gardner, Ernest||Nieid, Sir Herbert||George Younger and Sir S. Roberts.|
|Gastrell, Lieut.-Col. Sir W. Houghton||O'Malley, William|
Question put, and agreed to.