HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 cc1684-5

May I ask the Leader of the House for information with regard to the Notice of Motion standing in his name relating to the suspension of the eleven o'clock rule? What urgency is there for resuming so late as eleven o'clock the discussion on the Treaties of Peace with Austria and Bulgaria, on the assumption that it is not concluded by 8.15? It is quite obvious that the Motion down for 8.15 in all probability will run right up to eleven o'clock.


I am sure the House will realise the importance of getting this through—even those who hold different views on the subject. It is obvious that nothing is gained and much is lost by delay. Our idea in moving this Motion is the hope that a very short time after eleven o'clock might enable us to conclude. If we find that there is a general disposition in the House to continue the Debate further we shall reluctantly have to make other arrangements.


With reference to the Electricity Supply Bill, I understand there is no likelihood of its being reached to-day? The Bill was not available to Members up to a late hour last night, and is not ready even now. Members of the House should have at least a week to study the Bill before the Second Reading is taken.


I quite agree that Members ought to have a reasonable time. There is no intention of taking this Bill to-day.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the proceedings on the Treaties of Peace (Austria and Bulgaria) Bill be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Bonar Law.]

The House divided: Ayes, 171: Noes, 39.

Division No. 83.] AYES. [3.40 p.m.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. C. Barlow, Sir Montague Brackenbury, Captain H. L.
Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte Barnett, Major R. W. Briggs, Harold
Ainsworth, Captain Charles Barnston, Major Harry Brittain, Sir Harry
Amery, Lieut.-Col. Leopold C. M. S. Beckett, Hon. Gervase Bruton, Sir James
Archdale, Edward Mervyn Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquzy)
Ashley, Colonel Wilfrid W. Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Campbell, J. D. G.
Astor, Viscountess Bird, Sir A. (Wolverhampton, West) Casey, T. W.
Baird, John Lawrence Borwick, Major G. O. Cautley, Henry S.
Baldwin, Stanley Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith- Chadwick, R. Burton
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Cheyne, Sir William Watson
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Remnant, Colonel Sir James F.
Clough, Robert James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Rendall, Athelstan
Cobb, Sir Cyril Jameson, J. Gordon Robinson, S. (Brecon and Radnor)
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Jephcott, A. R. Rodger, A. K.
Conway, Sir W. Martin Jodrell, Neville Paul Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Cooper, Sir Richard Ashmole Johnstone, Joseph Rutherford, Colonel Sir J. (Darwen)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Jones, J. T. (Carmarthen, Llanelly) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South) Kellaway, Frederick George Sanders, Colonel Sir Robert A.
Craig, Colonel Sir J. (Down, Mid) Kenyon, Barnet Scott, A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Seager, Sir William
Curzon, Commander Viscount Lane-Fox, G. R. Seddon, J. A.
Davies, Thomas (Cirencester) Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.) Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Lewis, T. A. (Glam., Pontypridd) Shortt, Rt. Hon. E. (N'castle-on-T.)
Dawes, James Arthur Lloyd, George Butler Simm, M. T.
Doyle, N. Grattan Lonsdale, James Rolston Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. G. F.
Du Pre, Colonel William Baring Loseby, Captain C. E. Stanton, Charles B.
Edge, Captain William Lyle, C. E. Leonard Stevens, Marshall
Edwards, Major J. (Aberavon) Lyle-Samuel, Alexander Sturrock, J. Leng
Edwards, John H. (Glam., Neath) Macmaster, Donald Sugden, W. H.
Eyres-Monsell, Commander B. M. M'Micking, Major Gilbert Sutherland, Sir William
Fell, Sir Arthur McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Sykes, Sir Charles (Huddersfield)
Fildes, Henry Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Talbot, G. A. (Hemel Hempstead)
Flannery, Sir James Fortescue Macquisten, F. A. Terrell, George (Wilts, Chippenham)
Fraser, Major Sir Keith Mallalieu, F. W. Terrell, Captain R. (Oxford, Henley)
Ganzoni, Captain Francis John C. Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.) Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Gardiner, James Marriott, John Arthur Ransome Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Maryhill)
Gilbert, James Daniel Molson, Major John Eisdale Tickler, Thomas George
Gilmour, Lieut.-Colonel John Morrison-Bell. Major A. C. Townley, Maximilian G.
Glyn, Major Ralph Mount, William Arthur Tryon, Major George Clement
Goff, Sir R. Park Murchison, C. K. Wallace, J.
Grant, James A. Murray, Lt.-Col. Hon. A. (Aberdeen) Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E. Murray, Major William (Dumfries) Wason, John Cathcart
Gwynne, Rupert S. Neal, Arthur Weston, Colonel John W.
Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Wheler, Major Granville C. H.
Hailwood, Augustine Nicholson, Reginald (Doncaster) Willey, Lieut.-Colonel F. V.
Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Williams, Lt.-Com. C. (Tavistock)
Hancock, John George Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John Wilson, Colonel Leslie O. (Reading)
Harmsworth, C. B. (Bedford, Luton) O'Neill, Major Hon. Robert W. H. Wood, Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Henderson, Major V. L. (Tradeston) Palmer, Brigadier-General G. L. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Henry, Denis S. (Londonderry, S.) Parker, James Wood, Sir J. (Stalybridge and Hyde)
Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Pearce, Sir William Yate, Colonel Charles Edward
Hoare, Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. J. G. Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert Pike Yeo, Sir Alfred William
Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Peel, Col. Hn. S. (Uxbridge, Mddx.) Younger, Sir George
Houston, Robert P. Pennefather, De Fonblanque
Hunter, General Sir A. (Lancaster) Pickering, Lieut.-Colonel Emil W. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hurd, Percy A. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Lord E. Talbot and Mr. Dudley
Hurst, Lieut.-Colonel Gerald B. Rae, H. Norman Ward.
Illingworth, Rt. Hon. A. H. Rees, Sir J. D. (Nottingham, East)
Bell, James (Lancaster, Ormskirk) Hayday, Arthur Rose, Frank H.
Briant, Frank Hirst, G. H. Royce, William Stapleton
Cairns, John Irving, Dan Sexton, James
Crooks, Rt. Hon. William Lawson, John J. Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Davies, A. (Lancaster, Clitheroe) Lunn, William Smith, W. R. (Wellingborough)
Davison, J. E. (Smethwick) MacVeagh, Jeremiah Spoor, B. G.
Finney, Samuel Malone, Lieut.-Col. C. L. (Leyton, E.) Swan, J. E.
Galbraith, Samuel Myers, Thomas Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Glanville, Harold James Mills, John Edmund Tootill, Robert
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Newbould, Alfred Ernest Wedgwood, Colonel J. C.
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central) O'Connor, Thomas P. Wilson, W. Tyson (Westhoughton)
Grundy, T. W. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Guest, J. (York, W. R., Hemsworth) Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hallas, Eldred Robertson, John Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. Waterson.