HC Deb 23 November 1920 vol 135 cc229-33

May I just ask a question about a notice of Motion which stands on the Paper in the name of my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House relating to the Agricultural Bill for the suspension of the eleven o'clock rule to-night? May I ask him not to sit late to-night—certainly not after twelve o'clock—since most important Amendments, especially in the Schedule, relating particularly to Scotland, would otherwise come on in the small hours of the morning, and those Amendments were not debated in Committee. Under these circumstances, will

he agree that the House shall not sit after twelve o'clock to-night?

4.0 P.M.


No, I am sorry I could not agree to that. I understand the Scottish Clauses will be reached quite early. In any case, I think it is essential that this Bill should pass through all its stages in this House this week, and go to another place next week. There is no other way of finishing the Bill this Session.


I assume the Third Reading of the Agriculture Bill will be taken first Order on Thursday?


That is the intention.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

If the Agriculture Bill goes late, is it the intention of the Government to take the contract for the mails between Holyhead and Kingstown? There is a matter of controversy on that, and several are interested in it.


I am told it is necessary to get that this week, and in that case we must take it.


Is it the intention of the Government to take at an early hour in the morning the Motion to set up a Committee to increase the salaries of Members of Parliament? It would be an inopportune moment to do so.


I do not understand my right hon. Friend's question. I should have thought, with his knowledge, he would have known that if it be objected to, we cannot take it.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Proceedings on the Agriculture Bill be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."

The House divided: Ayes, 256; Noes, 72.

Division No. 370.] AYES. [4.5 p.m.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. C. Beckett, Hon. Gervase Briggs, Harold
Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Brittain, Sir Harry
Allen, Lieut.-Colonel William James Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Broad, Thomas Tucker
Amery, Lieut.-Col. Leopold C. M. S. Benn, Capt. Sir I. H., Bart.(Gr'nw'h) Bruton, Sir James
Atkey, A. R. Bennett, Thomas Jewell Buchanan, Lieut.-Colonel A. L. H.
Baird, Sir John Lawrence Betterton, Henry B. Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Bird, Sir A. (Wolverhampton, West) Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquay)
Banner, Sir John S. Harmood- Blair, Reginald Burn, T. H. (Belfast, St. Anne's)
Barnett, Major R. W. Blake, Sir Francis Douglas Butcher, Sir John George
Barnston, Major Harry Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith- Campion, Lieut.-Colonel W. R.
Barrand, A. R. Bowles, Colonel H. F. Carson, Rt. Hon. Sir Edward H.
Barrie, Charles Coupar Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Casey, T. W.
Barton, Sir William (Oldham) Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm., W.)
Beauchamp, Sir Edward Bridgeman, William Clive Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S.
Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H. Spender Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Pilditch, Sir Philip
Clough, Robert Jesson, C. Pinkham, Lieut.-Colonel Charles
Coates, Major Sir Edward F. Jodrell, Neville Paul Pollock, Sir Ernest M.
Collins, Sir G. P. (Greenock) Johnstone, Joseph Pratt, John William
Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale Jones, Henry Haydn, (Merioneth) Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G.
Coote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely) Jones, J. T. (Carmarthen, Llanelly) Pulley, Charles Thornton
Cory, Sir C. J. (Cornwall, St. Ives) Kellaway, Rt. Hon. Fredk. George Purchase, H. G.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) King, Captain Henry Douglas Raeburn, Sir William H.
Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South) Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Ratcliffe, Henry Butler
Craig, Colonel Sir J. (Down, Mid) Knight, Major E. A. (Kidderminster) Rees, Sir J. D. (Nottingham, East)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Reld, D. D.
Croft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry Page Lane-Fox, G. R. Remnant, Sir James
Curzon, Commander Viscount Law, Alfred J. (Rochdale) Richardson, Sir Albion (Camberwell)
Davidson, J.C.C.(Hemel Hempstead) Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.) Roberts, Sir S. (Sheffield, Ecclesall)
Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln) Lewis, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Univ., Wales) Robinson, S. (Brecon and Radnor)
Davies, Thomas (Cirencester) Lewis, T. A. (Glam., Pontypridd) Rodger, A. K.
Davies, Sir William H. (Bristol, S.) Lindsay, William Arthur Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Davies, M. Vaughan- (Cardigan) Lister, Sir R. Ashton Royds, Lieut.-Colonel Edmund
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Lloyd, George Butler Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Dewhurst, Lieut.-Commander Harry Lloyd-Greame, Major Sir P. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Dixon, Captain Herbert Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Scott, A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)
Donald, Thompson Lonsdale, James Rolston Seddon, J. A.
Doyle, N. Grattan Lorden, John William Seely, Major-General Rt. Hon. John
Duncannon, Viscount Loseby, Captain C. E. Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)
Du Pre, Colonel William Baring Lowther, Lt.-Col. Claude (Lancaster) Shaw, William T. (Forfar)
Edge, Captain William Lyle-Samuel, Alexander Shortt, Rt. Hon. E. (N'castle-on-T.)
Edwards, Major J. (Aberavon) M'Curdy, Rt. Hon. C. A. Simm, M. T.
Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark) M'Donald, Dr. Bouverie F. P. Smith, Harold (Warrington)
Elveden, Viscount Macdonald, Rt. Hon. John Murray Sprot, Colonel Sir Alexander
Eyres-Monsell, Commander B. M. Mackinder, Sir H. J. (Camlachle) Stanley, Major Hon. G. (Preston)
Falcon, Captain Michael McLaren, Robert (Lanark, Northern) Starkey, Captain John R.
Falle, Major Sir Bertram G. M'Lean, Lieut.-Col. Charles W. W. Steel, Major S. Strang
FitzRoy, Captain Hon. E. A. Macmaster, Donald Stephenson, Lieut.-Colonel H. K.
Fraser, Major Sir Keith McMicking, Major Gilbert Stewart, Gershom
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J. Strauss, Edward Anthony
Ganzoni, Captain Francis John C. McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Sturrock, J. Leng
Gardiner, James Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Sutherland, Sir William
Gibbs, Colonel George Abraham Macquisten, F. A. Sykes, Colonel Sir A. J. (Knutsford)
Gilmour, Lieut.-Colonel John Magnus, Sir Philip Taylor, J.
Glyn, Major Ralph Mallalieu, F. W. Terrell, Captain R. (Oxford, Henley)
Gould, James C. Marks, Sir George Croydon Thomas, Sir Robert J. (Wrexham)
Goulding, Rt. Hon. Sir Edward A. Matthews, David Thomas-Stanford, Charles
Grant, James A. Middlebrook, Sir William Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Maryhill)
Green, Joseph F. (Leicester, W.) Mildmay, Colonel Rt. Hon. F. B. Townley, Maximilian G.
Greenwood, Colonel Sir Hamar Moles, Thomas Tryon, Major George Clement
Greig, Colonel James William Molson, Major John Elsdale Turton, E. R.
Gretton, Colonel John Mond, Rt. Hon. Sir Alfred M. Walters, Rt. Hon. Sir John Tudor
Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E. Montagu, Rt. Hon. E. S. Ward-Jackson, Major C. L.
Gwynne, Rupert S. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Ward, Col. J. (Stoke-upon-Trent)
Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Morris, Richard Ward, William Dudley (Southampton)
Hall, Captain Douglas Bernard Morrison, Hugh Warren, Lieut.-Col. Sir Alfred H.
Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. Wason, John Cathcart
Hambro, Captain Angus Valdemar Mosley, Oswald Wheler, Lieut.-Colonel C. H.
Harmsworth, C. B. (Bedford, Luton) Munro, Rt. Hon. Robert White, Lieut.-Col. G. D. (Southport)
Harris, Sir Henry Percy Murchison, C. K. Williams, Lieut.-Com. C. (Tavistock)
Henderson, Major V. L. (Tradeston) Murray, John (Leeds, West) Williamson, Rt. Hon. Sir Archibald
Henry, Denis S. (Londonderry, S.) Murray, Major William (Dumfries) Willoughby, Lieut.-Col. Hon. Claud
Hickman, Brig.-General Thomas E. Neal, Arthur Wills, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Gilbert
Higham, Charles Frederick Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Wilson, Daniel M. (Down, West)
Hilder, Lieut.-Colonel Frank Nicholl, Commander Sir Edward Wilson, Colonel Leslie O. (Reading)
Hinds, John Nicholson, Reginald (Doncaster) Wilson, Lieut.-Col. M. J. (Richmond)
Hoare, Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. J. G. Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Wilson-Fox, Henry
Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Nield, Sir Herbert Winterton, Major Earl
Hope, Sir H.(Stirling & Cl'ckm'nn, W.) O'Neill, Major Hon. Robert W. H. Wise, Frederick
Hope, James F. (Sheffield, Central) Ormsby-Gore, Captain Hon. W. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Hope, Lt.-Col. Sir J. A. (Midlothian) Palmer, Major Godfrey Mark Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Hopkins, John W. W. Palmer, Brigadier-General G. L. Yate, Colonel Charles Edward
Hunter, General Sir A. (Lancaster) Parker, James Yeo, Sir Alfred William
Hurd, Percy A. Parry, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Henry Young, Lieut.-Com. E. H. (Norwich)
Hurst, Lieut.-Colonel Gerald B. Pearce, Sir William Young, W. (Perth & Kinross, Perth)
Illingworth, Rt. Hon. A. H. Perring, William George
Inskip, Thomas Walker H. Pickering, Lieut.-Colonel Emil W. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Lord E. Talbot and Captain Guest.
Acland, Rt. Hon. F. D. Cape, Thomas Entwistle, Major C. F.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Carter, W. (Nottingham, Mansfield) Galbraith, Samuel
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Glanville, Harold James
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G. Davies, A. (Lancaster, Clitheroe) Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)
Barnes, Major H. (Newcastle, E.) Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Graham, R. (Nelson and Colne)
Bell, James (Lancaster, Ormskirk) Davison, J. E. (Smethwick) Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Devlin, Joseph Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)
Bramsdon, Sir Thomas Donnelly, P. Grundy, T. W.
Briant, Frank Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Guest, J. (York, W. R., Hemsworth)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Edwards, G. (Norfolk, South) Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)
Hallas, Eldred Newbould, Alfred Ernest Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Hayday, Arthur O'Grady, Captain James Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Hayward, Major Evan Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Tillett, Benjamin
Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Widnes) Raffan, Peter Wilson Tootill, Robert
Hirst, G. H. Rendall, Athelstan Waterson, A. E.
Hodge, Rt. Hon. John Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich) Wignall, James
Kelly, Edward J. (Donegal, East) Robertson, John Williams, Col. p. (Middlesbrough, E)
Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M. Rose, Frank H. Wilson, Rt. Hon. J. W. (Stourbrdge)
Kenyon, Barnet Royce, William Stapleton Wilson, W. Tyson (Westhoughton)
Maclean, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (Midlothian) Sexton, James Wintringham, T.
MacVeagh, Jeremiah Sitch, Charles H. Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Morgan, Major D. Watts Spencer, George A.
Murray, Dr. D. (Inverness & Ross) Swan, J. E. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Myers, Thomas Thomas, Brig.-Gen. Sir O. (Anglesey) Mr. Hogge and Mr. A. Short.