HC Deb 19 June 1922 vol 155 cc995-7

The additional duties of excise imposed by Section eleven of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, upon medicines liable to duty shall continue to be charged, levied and paid until the first day of August, nineteen hundred and twenty-three.


The Amendment on the paper in the name of the hon. Member for Govan (Mr. N. Maclean), at the end of the Clause to leave out the word "twenty-three" and to insert instead thereof the word "twenty-two," involves the negativing of the whole Clause, and it is, therefore, not in Order.


On a point of Order, 1s it not in order to move that an additional tax imposed during the War should be taken off, and the old tax standing

at pre-War rates allowed to remain The Amendment is really the reduction of a tax.


The purpose of Clause 5 is to continue for one year or more the additional duties imposed by Section 11 of the Finance Act, 1915. The hon. Member moves that they should be continued till 1st August, 1922. The result of that Amendment would be simply to negative the Clause, and if the hon. Member succeeds in negativing the Clause on a Division, the result would be exactly the same as carrying the Amendment.

Question put, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

The Committee divided: Ayes, 153; Noes, 52.

Division No. 155.] AYES. [12.50 a.m.
Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tyne Edge, Captain Sir William Kellaway, Rt. Hon. Fredk. George
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Edwards, Major J. (Aberavon) Kidd, James
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel Martin Elveden, Viscount King, Captain Henry Douglas
Armstrong, Henry Bruce Evans, Ernest Lane-Fox, G. R.
Atkey, A. R. Eyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M. Leigh, Sir John (Clapham)
Baird, Sir John Lawrence Falcon, Captain Michael Lindsay, William Arthur
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfrey Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (H'tingd'n)
Barlow, Sir Montague Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L. Lorden, John William
Barnett, Major Richard W. FitzRoy, Captain Hon. Edward A. Mallalieu, Frederick William
Barnston, Major Harry Ford, Patrick Johnston Manville, Edward
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes) Forestier-Walker, L. Molson, Major John Elsdale
Bellairs, Commander Canyon W. Forrest, Walter Morden, Col. W. Grant
Betterton, Henry B. Foxcrott, Captain Charles Talbot Moreing, Captain Algernon H.
Bigland, Alfred Fraser, Major Sir Keith Morrison-Belt, Major A. C.
Birchall, J. Dearman Frece, Sir Walter de Murchison, C. K.
Borwick, Major G. O. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Murray, Fit. Hon. C. D. (Edinburgh)
Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith- Ganzoni, Sir John Murray, John (Leeds, West)
Bowyer, Captain G. W. E. Gee, Captain Robert Neal, Arthur
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Gibbs, Colonel George Abraham Newson, Sir Percy Wilson
Brassey, H. L. C. Gilmour, Lieut.-Colonel Sir John Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)
Breese, Major Charles E. Glyn, Major Ralph Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster)
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Goff, Sir R. Park Nicholson, Reginald (Doncaster)
Briggs. Harold Gould, James C. Norris, Colonel Sir Henry G.
Brittain, Sir Harry Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John
Broad, Thomas Tucker Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Parker, James
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Hamilton. Sir George C. Parry, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Henry
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert Pike
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Peel, Col. Hon. S. (Uxbridge, Mddx.)
Campion, Lieut.-Colonel W. R. Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Carr. W. Theodore Hinds, John Pollock, Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Murray
Casey, T. W. Hoare, Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. J. G Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Rankin, Captain James Stuart
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. Birm. W. Hood, Sir Joseph Remer, J. R.
Coats, Sir Stuart Hope, Sir H. (Stirling &Cl'ckm'nn,w.) Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend)
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Hope, Lt.-Col. Sir J. A. (Midlothian) Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chertsey)
Conway, Sir W. Martin Hopkins, John W. W. Roberts, Rt. Hon. G. H. (Norwich)
Davidson, J. C. C. (Hemel Hempstead) Horne, Sir R. S. (Glasgow, Hillhead) Rodger, A. K.
Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln) Hurd, Percy A. Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Davies, David (Montgomery) Inskip, Thomas Walker H. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Doyle, N. Grattan James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Samuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney)
Edgar, Clifford B. Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Sanders, Colonel Sir Robert Arthur
Scott, A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South) Windsor, Viscount
Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange) Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Maryhill) Winterton, Earl
Seddon, J. A. Townley, Maximilian G. Wise, Frederick
Shortt, Rt. Hon. E. (N'castle-on-T.) Tryon, Major George Clement Wood, Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Sprot, Colonel Sir Alexander Turton, Edmund Russborough Wood, Sir J. (Stalybridge & Hyde)
Stanley, Major Hon. G. (Preston) Vickers, Douglas Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon, Sir L.
Starkey, Captain John Ralph Ward, William Dudley (Southampton) Young, Sir Frederick W. (Swindon)
Steel, Major S. Strang Waring, Major Walter
Stephenson, Lieut.-Colonel H. K. White, Col. G. D. (Southport) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Sturrock, J. Leng Williams, C. (Tavistack) Colonel Leslie Wilson and Mr.
Sugden, W. H. Wills, Lt.-Col. Sir Gilbert Alan H. McCurdy.
Sutherland, Sir William
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Heyday, Arthur Sexton, James
Ammon, Charles George Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Widnes) Shaw, Thomas (Preston)
Banton, George Hirst, G. H. Smith, W. R. (Wellingborough)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hogge, James Myles Sutton, John Edward
Barton, Sir William (Oldham) Holmes, J. Stanley Swan, J. E.
Bell, James (Lancaster, Ormekirk) John, William (Rhondda, West) Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Kiley, James Daniel Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Cairns, John Lawson, John James Waterson, A. E.
Cape, Thomas Lunn, William Watts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col D
Carter, W. (Nottingham, Mansfield) Lyle-Samuel, Alexander Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Davies, A. (Lancaster, Clitheroe) Maclean, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (Midlothian) Williams, Col. P. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Davison, J. E. (Smethwick) Mosley, Oswald Wilson, James (Dudley)
Edwards, C (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Newbould, Alfred Ernest Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Foot, Isaac Rae, Sir Henry N.
Gillis, William Rattan, Peter Wilson TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Grundy, T. W. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Mr. Neil Maclean and Mr. T.
Guest, J. (York, W. R., Hemsworth) Rose, Frank H. Griffiths.
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Royce, William Stapleton

Resolution agreed to.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again," put, and agreed to.—[Sir R. Horne.]

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.