Mr. J. RAMSAY MacDONALD
(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he can state what further business it is proposed to take this week; when it is proposed that the House shall adjourn for the Summer Recess; what business it will be necessary to conclude before the Adjournment; and what Bills will be postponed until the Autumn?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I must apologise for the length of this answer. Tonight, after 11 o'Clock, we propose to take the Report and Third Reading of the Railways (Authorisation of Works) Bill, the Town Councils (Scotland) Bill [Lords], the Lords Amendments to the Railway Fires Act (1905) Amendment Bill, and the Committee stage of the National Diamond Factory (Guarantee Agreement) Money Resolution, and Navy Expenditure, 1921–22.
On Thursday, we shall put down the Board of Trade Vote.
On Friday, further consideration of the Education (Scotland) Bill [Lords], the National Diamond Factory (Guarantee Agreement) Bill, the Second Reading of the Administration of Justice Bill [Lords], and, if received from another place, Lords Amendments to Bills.
In regard to the date of the Summer Recess, I hope that it will be possible for the House to adjourn on Thursday of next week (2nd August), until Tuesday, 13th November.
The business outstanding after this week which we must ask the House to dispose of before the Adjournment is as follows:
Supply: We shall conclude the business of Supply this week, and it will then remain to pass the Appropriation Bill through all its stages.
231 We hope to obtain all stages of the National Diamond Factory (Guarantee Agreement) Bill and Financial Resolution if this Bill proves to be non-contentious.
Second Reading of the Administration of Justice Bill [Lords], if not obtained on Friday, and of the Criminal Justice Bill [Lords], and Lords Amendments, if any, to Bills which have already passed this House, including the Agricultural Rates Bill and the Rent Restrictions Bill.
§ We propose to postpone until the autumn further consideration of the following Bills now before Parliament:
- Administration of Justice [Lords].
- Criminal Justice [Lords].
- Education (Scotland) [Lords].
- Workmen's Compensation (No. 2).
- Also consideration of the:
- Agricultural Wages (Confirmation of Agreements).
- Agricultural Returns.
- Honours (Prevention of Abuses) [Lords].
- Mental Treatment [Lords].
- Post Office.
- Trade Boards.
- War Charges (Validity).
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say which Vote in connection with the Board of Trade will be taken on Thursday?
Lieut.-Colonel J. WARD
Does the exchange of the Board of Trade Vote on Thursday, instead of what was originally arranged, the Foreign Office Vote, mean that there will be no discussion on the French occupation of the Ruhr during the remaining part of the Session?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
No, certainly not. There will be opportunity for discussion, as I originally anounced, on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill.
§ Sir JAMES REMNANT
Can the right hon. Gentleman give facilities for the promised relief to pre-War naval and military pensioners?
§ Major WHELER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that he has not mentioned the Merchandise Marks Bill?
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that Bill will take the greater part of the Autumn Session?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
A very useful Bill, then? With regard to the pre-War pensioners, that subject, as has already been stated, will be taken in the Autumn Session. My hon. Friend will remember that I made an announcement that pensioners will not lose by that, because the date will be fixed at such a date as would have been taken if the Bill had been passed now. With regard to the other Bill which my hon Friend mentioned, that is at present under consideration.
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, 246; Noes, 160.235
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|Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte||Barrie, Sir Charles Coupar (Banff)||Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive|
|Ainsworth, Captain Charles||Becker, Harry||Brittain, Sir Harry|
|Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East)||Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H (Devizes)||Brown, Major D. C. (Hexham)|
|Alexander, Col. M. (Southwark)||Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.||Brown, Brig.-Gen. Clifton (Newbury)|
|Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M.S.||Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake)||Brown, J. W. (Middlesbrough, E.)|
|Apsley, Lord||Bennett, Sir T. J. (Sevenoaks)||Bruford, R.|
|Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Col. Sir Martin||Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish-||Bruton, Sir James|
|Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W.||Berry, Sir George||Buckingham, Sir H.|
|Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick W.||Betterton, Henry B.||Burn, Colonel Sir Charles Rosdew|
|Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John Lawrence||Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.)||Butcher, Sir John George|
|Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley||Blades, Sir George Rowland||Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North)|
|Balfour, George (Hampstead)||Blundell, F. N.||Butt, Sir Alfred|
|Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G.||Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W.||Button, H. S.|
|Barlow, Rt. Hon. Sir Montague||Boyd-Carpenter, Major A.||Cadogan, Major Edward|
|Barnett, Major Richard W.||Brass, Captain W.||Cautley, Henry Strother|
|Barnston, Major Harry||Brassey, Sir Leonard||Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)|
|Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston)||Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.||Pollock, Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Murray|
|Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord R. (Hitchin)||Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D.(St. Marylebone)||Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton|
|Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton||Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard||Privett, F. J.|
|Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)||Hood, Sir Joseph||Raine, W.|
|Clayton, G. C.||Hopkins, John W. W.||Rankin, Captain James Stuart|
|Cobb, Sir Cyril||Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)||Rawlinson, Rt. Hon. John Fredk. Peel|
|Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K.||Houfton, John Plowright||Rawson, Lieut.-Com. A. C.|
|Cohen, Major J. Brunel||Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.)||Rees, Sir Beddoe|
|Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips||Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K.||Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)|
|Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale||Hudson, Capt. A.||Reid, D. D. (County Down)|
|Conway, Sir W. Martin||Hughes, Collingwood||Remer, J. R.|
|Cope, Major William||Hunter-Weston, Lt.-Gen. Sir Aylmer||Remnant, Sir James|
|Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South)||Hurd, Percy A.||Reynolds, W. G. W.|
|Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry||Hurst, Gerald B.||Rhodes, Lieut.-Col. J. P.|
|Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend)||Hutchison, G. A. C. (Midlothian, N.)||Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chertsey)|
|Curzon, Captain Viscount||Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove)||Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)|
|Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln)||Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H.||Robertson-Despencer,Major(lslgtn,W)|
|Davies, Thomas (Cirencester)||Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S.||Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs., Stretford)|
|Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)||James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert||Rogerson, Capt. J. E.|
|Dawson, Sir Philip||Jephcott, A. R.||Roundell, Colonel R. F.|
|Doyle, N. Grattan||Jodrell, Sir Neville Paul||Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)|
|Du Pre, Colonel William Baring||Joynson-Hicks, Sir William||Russell, William (Bolton)|
|Edmondson, Major A. J.||Kennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel||Russell-Wells, Sir Sydney|
|Ednam, Viscount||King, Captain Henry Douglas||Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)|
|Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith||Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement.||Sanderson, Sir Frank B.|
|Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)||Lamb, J. Q.||Sandon, Lord|
|Erskine-Bolst, Captain C.||Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. R.||Sheffield, Sir Berkeley|
|Evans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.)||Leigh, Sir John (Clapham)||Simpson-Hinchliffe, W. A.|
|Eyres-Monsell, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. M.||Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)||Singleton, J. E.|
|Falle. Major Sir Bertram Godfray||Lloyd-Greame, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip||Skelton, A. N.|
|Fawkes, Major F. H.||Locker-Lampson. G. (Wood Green)||Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)|
|Fermor-Hesketh, Major T.||Lorden, John William||Somerville, Daniel (Barrow-in-Furness)|
|Flanagan, W. H.||Lorimer, H. D.||Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L.|
|Ford, Patrick Johnston||Lougher, L.||Spender-Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H.|
|Forestier-Walker. L.||Lowe, Sir Francis William||Steel. Major S. Strang|
|Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot||Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon)||Stewart, Gershom (Wirral)|
|Fraser, Major Sir Keith||Lumley, L. R.||Stockton, Sir Edwin Forsyth|
|Frece, Sir Walter de||Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm||Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-|
|Fremantle, Lleut.-Colonel Francis E.||McNeill, Ronald (Kent. Canterbury)||Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser|
|Furness, G. J.||Makins, Brigadier-General E.||Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.|
|Ganzoni, Sir John||Manville, Edward||Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)|
|Gardiner, James||Margesson, H. D. R.||Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)|
|Garland, C. S.||Mercer, Colonel H.||Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement|
|Gaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R.||Milne, J. S. Wardlaw||Wallace, Captain E.|
|Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John||Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden)||Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)|
|Goff, Sir R. Park||Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)||Ward, Col. J. (Stoke-upon-Trent)|
|Gray. Harold (Cambridge)||Molloy, Major L. G. S.||Waring, Major Walter|
|Gretton, Colonel John||Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.||Watson, Capt. J. (Stockton-on-Tees)|
|Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E.||Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury)||Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)|
|Gwynne, Rupert S.||Morrison-Bell,Major Sir A. C. (Honiton)||Wells, S. R|
|Hacking, Captain Douglas H.||Murchison, C. K.||Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.|
|Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W. (Liv'p'hW.D'by)||Nail, Major Joseph||White, Lt.-Col. G. D. (Southport)|
|Halstead, Major D.||Newman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley)||Wilson, Col. M. J. (Richmond)|
|Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham)||Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)||Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George|
|Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry||Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster)||Winterton, Earl|
|Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)||Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield)||Wise, Frederick|
|Harrison, F. C.||Norman, Major Rt. Hon. Sir Henry||Wolmer, Viscount|
|Harvey, Major S. E.||Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John||Wood, Rt. Hn. Edward F. L. (Ripon)|
|Hawke, John Anthony||Oman, Sir Charles William C.||Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)|
|Hay, Major T. W. (Norfolk, South)||O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Hugh||Wood, Maj. Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)|
|Henn, Sir Sydney H.||Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William||Woodcock, Colonel H. C.|
|Hennessy, Major J. R. G.||Paget, T. G.||Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.|
|Herbert, Col. Hon. A. (Yeovil)||Parker, Owen (Kettering)||Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward|
|Herbert, S. (Scarborough)||Pennefather, De Fonblanque||Yerburgh, R. D. T.|
|Hewett, Sir J. P.||Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)|
|Hilder, Lieut.-Colonel Frank||Perkins, Colonel E. K.||TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colonel the Rt. Hon. G. A. Gibbs.|
|Hiley, Sir Ernest||Peto, Basil E.|
|Acland, Rt. Hon. Francis Dyke||Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.||Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)|
|Adams D.||Broad, F. A.||Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale)|
|Adamson, Rt. Hon. William||Brotherton, J.||Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)|
|Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro')||Brown, James (Ayr and Bute)||Davison, J. E. (Smethwick)|
|Ammon, Charles George||Buckle, J.||Duffy, T. Gavan|
|Attlee, C. R.||Burgess, S.||Duncan, C.|
|Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery)||Burnie, Major J. (Bootle)||Dunnico, H.|
|Barnes, A.||Buxton, Charles (Accrington)||Ede, James Chuter|
|Batey, Joseph||Cape, Thomas||Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)|
|Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith)||Charleton, H. C.||Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N.)|
|Berkeley, Captain Reginald||Clarke, Sir E. C.||Evans, Ernest (Cardigan)|
|Bonwick, A.||Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.||Falconer, J.|
|Bowdler, W. A.||Collison, Levl||Foot, Isaac|
|Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)||Leach. W.||Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)|
|Gray, Frank (Oxford)||Lee, F.||Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John|
|Greenall, T.||Linfield, F. C.||Smith, T. (Pontefract)|
|Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)||Lowth, T.||Snell, Harry|
|Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)||Lyle-Samuel, Alexander||Snowden, Philip|
|Groves, T.||MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon)||Spencer, H. H. (Bradford, S.)|
|Grundy, T. W.||M'Entee, V. L.||Stephenson, Lieut.-Colonel H. K.|
|Guthrie, Thomas Maule||McLaren, Andrew||Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)|
|Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton)||Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)||Strauss, Edward Anthony|
|Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)||Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.||Sturrock, J. Leng|
|Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)||Marshall, Sir Arthur H.||Sullivan, J.|
|Hancock, John George||Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.)||Sutherland, Rt. Hon. Sir William|
|Harbord, Arthur||Middleton, G.||Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)|
|Hardie, George D.||Millar, J. D.||Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)|
|Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart)||Moreing, Captain Algernon H.||Thome, W. (West Ham, Plalstow)|
|Hayday, Arthur||Morel, E. D.||Tout, W. J.|
|Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill)||Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)||Trevelyan, C. P.|
|Henderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh)||Mosley, Oswald||Turner, Ben|
|Henderson, T. (Glasgow)||Muir, John W.||Wallhead, Richard C.|
|Herriotts, J.||Murnin, H.||Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)|
|Hill, A.||Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western)||Warne, G. H.|
|Hinds, John||O'Connor, Thomas P.||Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)|
|Hirst, G. H.||Oliver, George Harold||Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)|
|Hodge, Rt. Hon. John||Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)||Webb, Sidney|
|Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy)||Pattinson, R. (Grantham)||Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.|
|Irving, Dan||Phillips, Vivian||Weir, L. M.|
|Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath)||Ponsonby, Arthur||Westwood, J.|
|John, William (Rhondda, West)||Potts, John S.||White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)|
|Johnston, Thomas (Stirling)||Pringle, W. M. R.||White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)|
|Johnstone, Harcourt (Willesden, East)||Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)||Whiteley, W.|
|Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)||Ritson, J.||Williams, David (Swansea, E.)|
|Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)||Roberts, C. H. (Derby)||Williams, Dr. J. H. (Lianelly)|
|Jones. Morgan (Caerphilly)||Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich)||Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)|
|Jones, R. T. (Carnarvon)||Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell)||Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)|
|Jowett, F. W. (Bradford, East)||Robinson, W. C. (York, Elland)||Wintringham, Margaret|
|Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M.||Rose, Frank H.||Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)|
|Kenyon, Barnet||Royce, William Stapleton||Wright, W.|
|Kirkwood. D.||Salter, Dr. A||Young, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)|
|Lambert, Rt. Hon. George||Scrymgeour, E.||Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)|
|Lansbury, George||Sexton, James|
|Lawson, John James||Shaw, Thomas (Preston)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—Mr. Spoor and Mr. Lunn.;|
Question put, and agreed to.