HC Deb 19 July 1923 vol 166 cc2503-7

Will the Prime Minister inform us what business we are to take next week?


On Monday, as I announced yesterday, we propose to take the Motion on military expenditure and disarmament, standing in the name of the hon. Member for Aberavon (Mr. MacDonald).

Tuesday: Supply—Post Office and Mines Department Votes.

Wednesday: Supply—Colonial Office Vote and Supplementary Estimate for Rhodesia.

Thursday: Supply. The Vote is being arranged through the usual channels.

On Wednesday and Thursday the Committee and Report stages respectively of all the outstanding Votes in Supply will be put from the Chair at Ten o'clock.

Friday's business will be announced later.

Captain BENN

When is it intended to take the Debate on the Education (Scotland) Bill?


I hope I shall be able to make an announcement next week.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Bill for the regulation of agricultural labourers' wages will be introduced?


I am afraid not before the Autumn Session.


Will the Post Office Vote on Tuesday end at 8.15?


That is the intention.


With regard to the business after eleven o'clock to-night, is it the intention to take anything except the four Orders mentioned yesterday—the Lords Amendments to the Housing, etc. (No. 2) Bill, the Third Readings of the East India Loans, Expiring Laws Continuance and Public Works (Loans) Bills?


We hope, if possible, to take Order 17, Education (Institution Children) Bill.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 215; Noes, 134.

Division No. 299.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Ainsworth, Captain Charles Ford, Patrick Johnston Norman, Major Rt. Hon. Sir Henry
Alexander, Col. M. (Southwark) Forestier-Walker, L. Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Hugh
Apsley, Lord Fraser, Major Sir Keith Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Col. Sir Martin Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Paget, T. G.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W. Ganzoni, Sir John Parker, Owen (Kettering)
Astor, Viscountess Gardiner, James Pease, William Edwin
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John Lawrence Gaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R. Pennefather, De Fonblanque
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Penny, Frederick George
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Goff, Sir R. Park Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G. Greenwood, William (Stockport) Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Barlow, Rt. Hon. Sir Montague Gretton, Colonel John Peto, Basil E.
Barnston, Major Harry Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E. Philipson, Mabel
Becker, Harry Gwynne, Rupert S. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Privett, F. J.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W. (Liv'p'l, W. D'by) Raeburn, Sir William H.
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Halstead, Major D. Rankin, Captain James Stuart
Berry, Sir George Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham) Rawlinson, Rt. Hon. John Fredk. Peel
Betterton, Henry B. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Rawson, Lieut.-Com. A. C.
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Harvey, Major S. E. Rees, Sir Beddoe
Bird, Sir William B. M. (Chichester) Hawke, John Anthony Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Blades, Sir George Rowland Hay, Major T. W. (Norfolk, South) Rentoul, G. S.
Blundell, F. N. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Rhodes, Lieut.-Col. J. P.
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Robertson-Despencer, Major (Islgtn, W.)
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Herbert, S. (Scarborough) Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs., Stretford)
Brass, Captain W. Hiley, Sir Ernest Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Brassey, Sir Leonard Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Ruggles-Brise, Major E.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Briggs, Harold Hood, Sir Joseph Russell, William (Bolton)
Brittain, Sir Harry Hopkins, John W. W. Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A.
Brown, J. W. (Middlesbrough, E.) Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Sanderson, Sir Frank B.
Bruford, R. Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.) Sandon, Lord
Bruton, Sir James Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Buckingham, Sir H. Hudson, Capt. A. Shipwright, Captain D.
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Hughes, Collingwood Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Burn, Colonel Sir Charles Rosdew Hurst, Gerald B. Simpson.-Hinchliffe, W. A.
Burney, Com. (Middx., Uxbridge) Hutchison, G. A. C. (Midlothian, N.) Singleton, J. E.
Butcher, Sir John George Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Skelton, A. N.
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North) Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Button, H. S. James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L.
Cadogan, Major Edward Jephcott, A. R. Spender-Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H.
Cautley, Henry Strother Jodrell, Sir Neville Paul Stanley, Lord
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Joynson-Hicks, Sir William Stewart, Gershom (Wirral)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Kennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel Stott, Lt.-Col. W. H.
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton King, Captain Henry Douglas Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Chapman, Sir S. Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Churchman, Sir Arthur Lamb, J. Q. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.
Clayton, G. C. Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. R. Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Cobb, Sir Cyril Lever, Sir Arthur L. Titchfield, Marquess of
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Lloyd-Greame, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Tubbs, S. W.
Cope, Major William Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Turton, Edmund Russborough
Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South) Lorden, John William Wallace, Captain E.
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Lorimer, H. D. Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Lougher, L. Ward, Col. J. (Stoke upon Trent)
Curzon, Captain Viscount Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon) Waring, Major Walter
Davidson, J. C. C. (Hemel Hempstead) Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
Dawson, Sir Philip Makins, Brigadier-General E. White, Lt.-Col. G. D. (Southport)
Doyle, N. Grattan Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.) Wilson, Col. M. J. (Richmond)
Du Pre, Colonel William Baring Margesson, H. D. R. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Edmondson, Major A. J. Mercer, Colonel H. Winterton, Earl
Ednam, Viscount Milne, J. S. Wardlaw Wise, Frederick
Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark) Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden) Wolmer, Viscount
Ellis, R. G. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Wood, Rt. Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
England, Lieut.-Colonel A. Molloy, Major L. G. S. Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Morrison-Bell, Major Sir A. C. (Honiton) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Erskine-Bolst, Captain C. Murchison, C. K. Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Evans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.) Nall, Major Joseph Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Eyres-Monsell, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. M. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Fawkes, Major F. H. Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster) Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colonel
Fermor-Hesketh, Major T. Nield, Sir Herbert the Rt. Hon. G. A. Gibbs.
Adams, D. Bennett, A. J. (Mansfield) Broad, F. A.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Berkeley, Captain Reginald Brown, James (Ayr and Bute)
Attlee, C. R. Bonwick, A. Burgess, S.
Barnes, A. Bowdier, W. A. Burnie, Major J. (Bootle)
Batey, Joseph Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Buxton, Charles (Accrington)
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Briant, Frank Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North)
Chapple, W. A. Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Sexton, James
Clarke, Sir E. C. Jones, R. T. (Carnarvon) Shakespeare, G. H.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Jowett, F. W. (Bradford, East) Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)
Collison, Levi Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M. Shaw, Thomas (Preston)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Kenyon, Barnet Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Darbishire, C. W. Kirkwood, D. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Duffy, T. Gavan Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Simpson, J. Hope
Duncan, C. Lawson, John James Sinclair, Sir A.
Dunnico, H. Leach, W. Snell, Harry
Ede, James Chuter Lee, F. Snowden, Philip
Edge, Captain Sir William Lees-Smith, H. B. (Keighley) Stephenson, Lieut.-Colonel H. K.
Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N.) Lowth, T. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Evans, Ernest (Cardigan) Lyle-Samuel, Alexander Strauss, Edward Anthony
Falconer, J. MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon) Sturrock, J. Leng
Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L. M'Entee, V. L. Sullivan, J.
George, Major G. L. (Pembroke) McLaren, Andrew Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Gilbert, James Daniel Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Gosling, Harry Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J. Thornton, M.
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Macpherson Rt. Hon. James I. Tout, W. J.
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central) Marshall, Sir Arthur H. Trevelyan, C. P.
Greenall, T. Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.) Turner, Ben
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Millar, J. D. Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Moreing, Captain Algernon H. Warne, G. H.
Grundy, T. W. Morel, E. D. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Webb, Sidney
Hancock, John George Muir, John W. Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Harbord, Arthur Murnin, H. Westwood, J.
Hardie, George D. Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western) White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Hartshorn, Vernon O'Grady, Captain James Whiteley, W.
Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart) Oliver, George Harold Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill) Paling, W. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Phillipps, Vivian Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Herriotts, J. Ponsonby, Arthur Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Hinds, John Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Wright, W.
Hirst, G. H. Riley, Ben Young, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)
Hodge, Rt. Hon. John Ritson, J. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hogge, James Myles Rose, Frank H.
Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy) Royce, William Stapleton TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Irving, Dan Salter, Dr. A. Mr. Ammon and Mr. Rhys Davies.
Johnston, Thomas (Stirling) Scrymgeour, E.