HC Deb 23 March 1922 vol 152 cc678-81

Will the Leader of the House say what business is to be taken next week?


On Monday, we propose to take the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill;

On Tuesday, the Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill;

On Wednesday, the Unemployment Insurance Bill, Second Reading, and the East India Loans (Railways and Irriga- tion) Bill. If any further time is available on that day we shall take the Diseases of Animals Bill, Second Reading, and the Representation of the People (No. 2) Bill, Second Reading. The last-named is not such a formidable Bill as it sounds.

Thursday will be allotted to Supply, and I will make a statement later, when arrangements have been made in the usual way as to what Supply is to be taken.

On Friday, we shall take the East India Loans (Railways and Irrigation) Bill, further stages of the Diseases of Animals Bill, and the Second Reading of the Summer Time Bill.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the time proposed for the Summer Time Bill is totally inadequate?


Will the right hon. Gentleman inform the House what business is to be taken to-morrow?


In view of the great interest taken in the Report of the

Geddes Committee, especially as it affects education, may I suggest that the Education Vote be put down for Thursday next?


Would the hon. Gentleman settle through the usual channels with other Gentlemen who sit on the Opposition side what Vote they would like taken? Then we will put that Vote down. As to to-morrow, there is no alteration in the programme announced. We want to conclude all the financial business which is necessary for the introduction of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill.


When may we expect the return of the Irish Free State (Agreement) Bill?


I cannot say.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on the Reports of the Committee of Supply of 21st March and 20th March and the Proceedings of the Committees of Supply and Ways and Means be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

The House divided: Ayes, 216; Noes, 55.

Division No. 58.] AYES. [3.45 p.m.
Adair, Rear-Admiral Thomas B. S. Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Grant, James Augustus
Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte Cobb, Sir Cyril Green, Joseph F. (Leicester, W.)
Amery, Leopold C. M. S. Cohen, Major J. Brunei Greene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.)
Ashley, Colonel Wilfrid W. Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Sir Hamar
Atkey, A. R. Coote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely) Greenwood, William (Stockport)
Baird, Sir John Lawrence Cory, Sir J. H. (Cardiff, South) Greer, Sir Harry
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Greig, Colonel Sir James William
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Gretton, Colonel John
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G. Curzon, Captain Viscount Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. Frederick E.
Banner, Sir John S. Harmood- Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln) Gwynne, Rupert S.
Barlow, Sir Montague Davies, Sir David Sanders (Denbigh) Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Barnes, Rt. Hon. G. (Glas., Gorbals) Davies, Thomas (Cirencester) Hamilton, Major C. G. C.
Barnett, Major Richard W. Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Hancock, John George
Barnston, Major Harry Dockrell, Sir Maurice Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Barrand, A. R. Doyle, N. Grattan Harmsworth, C. B. (Bedford, Luton)
Bartley-Denniss, Sir Edmund Robert Edgar, Clifford B. Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Beauchamp, Sir Edward Edge, Captain Sir William Haslam, Lewis
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes) Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark) Hennessy, Major J. R. G.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Hills, Major John Waller
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Evans, Ernest Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard
Benn, Capt. Sir I. H., Bart. (Gr'nw'h) Eyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M. Hope, J. D. (Berwick & Haddington)
Bethell, Sir John Henry Falcon, Captain Michael Hopkins, John W. W.
Birchall, J. Dearman Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)
Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith- Fell, Sir Arthur Horne, Sir R. S. (Glasgow, Hillhead)
Bowles, Colonel H. F. Fildes, Henry Hotchkin, Captain Stafford Vere
Bowyer, Captain G. W. E. Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L. Hudson, R. M.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. FitzRoy, Captain Hon. Edward A. Hurd, Percy A.
Brassey, H. L. C. Flannery, Sir James Fortescue Jameson, John Gordon
Breese, Major Charles E. Ford, Patrick Johnston Jephcott, A. R.
Brown, Major D. C. Forrest, Walter Jesson, C.
Bruton, Sir James Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot Jodrell, Neville Paul
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Ganzoni, Sir John Johnstone, Joseph
Burdon, Colonel Rowland Gardiner, James Jones, Sir Evan (Pembroke)
Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquay) Gardner, Ernest Jones, J. T. (Carmarthen, Llanelly)
Butcher, Sir John George Gibbs, Colonel George Abraham Joynson-Hicks, Sir William
Carr, W. Theodore Gilmour, Lieut.-Colonel Sir John Kidd, James
Cautley, Henry Strother Glyn, Major Ralph King, Captain Henry Douglas
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm. W.) Goff, Sir R. Park Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Cheyne, Sir William Watson Goulding, Rt. Hon. Sir Edward A. Larmor, Sir Joseph
Law, Alfred J. (Rochdale) Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.) Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Sugden, W. H.
Lindsay, William Arthur Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John Sutherland, Sir William
Lloyd, George Butler Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Terrell, George (Wilts, Chippenham)
Lloyd-Greame, Sir P. Parker, James Thomas-Stanford, Charles
Locker- Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Pearce, Sir William Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (H'tlngd'n) Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert Pike Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Maryhill)
Loseby, Captain C. E. Peel, Col. Hn. S. (Uxbridge, Mddx.) Thorpe, Captain John Henry
Lowe, Sir Francis William Pennefather, De Fonblanque Townley, Maximilian G.
Lowther, Maj.-Gen. Sir C. (Penrith) Percy, Charles (Tynemouth) Townshend, Sir Charles Vere Ferrers
Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon) Perkins, Walter Frank Tryon, Major George Clement
Macdonald, Rt. Hon. John Murray Pratt, John William Wallace, J.
Mackinder, Sir H. J. (Camlachie) Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G. Walton, J. (York, W. R., Don Valley)
McLaren, Hon. H. D. (Leicester) Raeburn, Sir William H. Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
M'Lean, Lieut.-Col. Charles W. W. Randies, Sir John Scurrah Waring, Major Walter
McMicking, Major Gilbert Rees, Sir J. D. (Nottingham, East) Watson, Captain John Bertrand
Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J. Reid, D. D. Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Remnant, Sir James Williams, C. (Tavistock)
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Roberts, Rt. Hon. G. H. (Norwich) Williams, Lt.-Col. Sir R. (Banbury)
Mallalieu, Frederick William Roberts, Sir S. (Sheffield, Ecclesall) Willoughby, Lieut.-Col. Hon. Claud
Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.) Royds, Lieut.-Colonel Edmund Wilson, Capt. A. S. (Holderness)
Marriott, John Arthur Ransome Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir M. (Bethnal Gn.)
Mitchell, Sir William Lane Sanders, Colonel Sir Robert Arthur Windsor, Viscount
Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D. Winterton, Earl
Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Scott, A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton) Wolmer, Viscount
Morris, Richard Seddon, J. A. Wood, Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Morrison, Hugh Shaw, William T. (Forfar) Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Munro, Rt. Hon. Robert Shortt, Rt. Hon. E. (N'castle-on-T.) Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Meal, Arthur Smith, Sir Malcolm (Orkney) Yeo, Sir Alfred William
Newman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley) Sprot, Colonel Sir Alexander Young, E. H. (Norwich)
Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Stanley, Major Hon. G. (Preston) Young, W. (Perth & Kinross, Perth)
Newson, Sir Percy Wilson Starkey, Captain John Ralph
Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Steel, Major S. Strang TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Nicholl, Commander Sir Edward Stewart, Gershom Colonel Leslie Wilson and Mr. McCurdy.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Hayday, Arthur Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Ammon, Charles George Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Widnes) Rose, Frank H.
Barton, Sir William (Oldham) Hirst, G. H. Sitch, Charles H.
Bell, James (Lancaster, Ormskirk) Hodge, Rt. Hon. John Sutton, John Edward
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Hogge, James Myles Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Keiley, Major Fred (Rotherham) Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Cairns, John Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M. Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Carter, W. (Nottingham, Mansfield) Kenyon, Barnet Watts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. D.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord R. (Hitchin) Kiley, James Daniel Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Lawson, John James White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Maclean, Rt. Hn. Sir D. (Midlothian) Wignall, James
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) MacVeagh, Jeremiah Wilson, James (Dudley)
Foot, Isaac Malone, C. L. (Leyton, E.) Wintringham, Margaret
Galbraith, Samuel Mills, John Edmund Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Gillis, William Mosley, Oswald
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central) Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Grundy, T. W. Murray, Dr. D. (Inverness & Ross) Mr. G. Thorne and Mr. James Wilson.
Hallas, Eldred Naylor, Thomas Ellis
Hartshorn, Vernon Rendall, Athelstan