HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 cc1788-93

May I ask the Prime Minister what will be the Business of the House for next week, and how far he intends to go to-night if he gets the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule?


The Eleven o'Clock Rule will only be suspended as a precaution. We wish to get the Speaker out of the Chair, and to get Army Vote A and the Vote on Account.

The, business for next week will be—

Monday: Unemployment Insurance Bill, Report and Third Reading.

Tuesday: Report stage of Middle Eastern Services Supplementary Esti- mates, and, if time permits, the Industrial Assurance Bill (House of Lords), Second Reading.

Wednesday: Report stage of Air Estimates.

Thursday: Report stages of Navy and Army Estimates.

Lieut.-Colonel A. MURRAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Easter Adjournment will be, and for how long?


I would rather not say now, but it will not be for very long.


When will the London Equalisation of Rates Bill be introduced?


It cannot be until after we return from the Easter Recess.


Does the right hon. Gentleman understand that the borough councils in London are unable to arrange their budgets?


Yes, I am aware of that.


Is there any hope of getting the Housing Bill before Easter?


I am afraid not. It will be introduced immediately on our resumption.


Will it be printed before Easter?


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Rent Restrictions Act falls out in June of this year, and that it will leave little time for debate on the new Bill between the reassembly of the House after Easter and June?


It would have been impossible in any case to take it before Easter.


If we cannot take the Second Reading of the Bill before Easter, cannot the right hon. Gentleman announce the terms to the House, so that local authorities need not be held up for another month before getting their schemes under way?


The hon. Member knows that there has been a change in the head of that Department, and the Minister must have reasonable time to consider the matter.

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, 284; Noes, 165.

Division No. 43.] AYES. [4.19 p.m.
Ainsworth, Captain Charles Brown, Major D. c. (Hexham) Croft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry Page
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East) Brown, Brig. Gen. Clifton (Newbury) Crook, C. W. (East Ham, North)
Allen, Lieut.-Col. Sir William James Brown, J. W. (Middlesbrough, E.) Crooke, J. S. (Deritend)
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Bruton, Sir James Curzon, Captain Viscount
Apsley, Lord Buckingham, Sir H. Davidson, J.C.C.(Hemel Hempstead)
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel Martin Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W. Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Davies, J. C. (Denbigh, Denbigh)
Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick W. Burn, Colonel Sir Charles Rosdew Davies, Thomas (Cirencester)
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John Lawrence Butcher, Sir John George Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North) Dawson, Sir Philip
Balfour. George (Hampstead) Butt, Sir Alfred Dixon, C. H. (Rutland)
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick, G Button, H. S. Doyle, N. Grattan
Banner, Sir John S. Harmoud- Cadogan, Major Edward Du Pre, Colonel William Baring
Barlow, Rt. Hon. Sir Montague Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Edge, Captain Sir William
Barnett, Major Richard W, Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Edmondson, Major A. J.
Sarnston, Major Harry Chapman, Sir S. Ednam, viscount
Becker, Harry Churchman, sir Arthur Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark)
Bell, Lieut.-Col. w. c. H. (Devizes) Clarry, Reginald George Ellis, R. G.
Bellalrs, Commander Carlyon W. Clayton, G. C. England, Lieut.-Colonel A.
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Coates, Lt.-Col. Norman Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith
Berry, Sir George Cobb, Sir Cyril Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)
Betterton, Henry B. Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Erskine Bolsl, Captain C.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Cohen, Major J. Brunel Evans, Ernest (Cardigan)
Blades, Sir George Rowland Collox, Major Wm. Phillips Evans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.)
Blundell, F. N. Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Conway, Sir W. Martin Fawkes, Major F. H.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Cope, Major William Fermor-Hesketh, Major T.
Brass, Captain W. Cory, Sir J. H. (Cardiff, South) Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L.
Brassey. Sir Leonard Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L. Flanagan, W. H.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Cllve Craig, Capt. C. C. (Antrim, South) Ford, Patrick Johnston
Brittain. Sir Harry Cralk. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Forestier-Walker, L.
Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot Lewis, Thomas A. Roberts, Rt. Hon. Sir S. (Ecclesall)
Fraser, Major Sir Keith Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Robertson, J. O. (Islington, W.)
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Lloyd-Greame, Rt. Hon. Sir P. Robinson, Sir T. (Lanes. Stratford)
Furness, G. J. Locker-Lampson. G. (Wood Green) Rogerson, Capt. I. E.
Ganzoni, Sir John Locker-Lampson, Com, O. (Handsw'th) Rothschild, Lionel de
Gates, Percy Lorimer, H. D, Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Gaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R. Lowe, Sir Francis William Ruggles-Brise, Major E.
Gilbert, James Dariel Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Goff, Sir R. Park Lumley, L. R. Russell, William (Bolton)
Gould, James C. Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Russell-Wells, sir Sydney
Gray, Harold (Cambridge) Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Greene, Lt.Col Sir W. (Hack'y, N.) McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A.
Greenwood, William (Stockport) Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James 1. Sanderson, Sir Frank B.
Gretton, Colonel John Malone. Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.) Sandon, Lord
Guest. Hon. C. H. (Bristol, N.) Margesson, H. D. R. Shakespeare, G. H.
Guinness, Lieut-Col. Hon. W. E Martin, A. E. (Essex, Romford) Sheffield, Cir Berkeley
Guthrie, Thomas Maule Mason, Lieut-Col. C. K. Shepperson, E. W.
Gwynne, Rupert S. Mercer, Colonel H. Shipwright. Captain O.
Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Milne, J. S. Wardlaw Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W.(Liv'p'l.W.D'by) Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden) Sinclair, Sir A.
Halstead, Major O. Mitchell, Sir VV. Lane (Streatham) Singleton, J. E.
Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham) Molloy, Major L. G. S. Skelton, AN.
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Molson, Major John Elsdale Somerville. A A. (Windsor)
Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J. Sparkes, H. W.
Harrison, F. C. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Spears, Brig-Gen. E. L.
Harvey, Major S. E. Morden, Col. W. Grant Spender-Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H.
Hawke, John Anthony Moreing, Captain Algernon H. Stanley, Lord
Hay, Major T. W. (Norfolk, South) Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury) Steel, Major S. Strang
Henderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh) Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton) Stewart, Gershom (Wirral)
Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Murchlson, C. K, Stockton, Sir Edwin Forsyth
Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Murray, John {Leeds, West) Stott, Lt.-Col. W. H.
Herbert, S. (Scarborough) Nail, Major Joseph Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Hilder, Lieut. Colonel Frank Newman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley) Siteler, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Hiley, Sir Ernest Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Hogg. Rt. Hon.Sir D.(St. Marylebone) Newson, Sir Percy Wilson Terrell, Captain R. (Oxford. Henley)
Hohier, Gerald Fitzroy Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster) Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, S.)
Hood, Sir Joseph Nield, Sir Herbert Titchfieid, Marquess of
Hopkins, John W. W. Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Oman, Sir Charles William C. Tubbs, S. W.
Houfton, John Plowright Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Turton, Edmund Russborough
Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.) Paget, T. G. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K. Parry. Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Henry Wallace, Captain E.
Hudson, Capt. A. Pease, William Edwin Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-Upon Hull)
Hughes, Collingwood Penny, Frederick George Waring, Major Walter
Hunter-Weston, Lt.-Gen. Sir Aylmer Percy, Lord Eustace [Hastings) Warner, Sir T. Courtenay T.
Hurd, Percy A. Perkins, Colonel E. K. Watson, Capt. J. (Stockton-on-Tee.)
Hurst, Lt.-Col. Gerald Berkeley Peto. Basil E. Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withinton)
Hutchison, G. A. C. (Midlothian, N.) Philipson, H. H. Wells, S. R.
Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove) Pielou, D. P. Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Piiditch, Sir Philip Whitla, Sir William
Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Pownali, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Wise, Frederick
James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Preston, Sir W. R. Wolmer, Viscount
Jarrett, G. W. S. Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G. Wood, Rt. Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Jenkins, W. A. (Brecon and Radnor) Privett, F. J. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Jephcott, A. R. Raeburn. Sir William H. Woodcock, Colonel H. C,
Jodrell, Sir Neville Paul Raine, W. Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Rawilnson, Rt. Hon. John Fredk. Peel Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Kelley, Major Fred (Rotherham) Rawson, Lieut.-Com. A. C. Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Kennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington) Young, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)
King, Captain Henry Douglas Reynolds, W. G. W.
Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Lamb, J. Q. Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chertsey) Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colonel Gibbs.
Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. R. Roberts, Rt. Hon. G. H. (Norwich)
Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.) Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)
Adams, D. Brotherton, J. Davison, J. E. (Smethwick)
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Dudgeon, Major C. R.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Buchanan, G. Duffy, T. Gavan
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Buckle, J. Duncan, C.
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Burnie, Major J. (Bootle) Dunnico, H.
Attlee C. R. Buxton, Charles (Accrington) Ede. James Chuter
Barker, G.(Monmouth, Abertillery) Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North) Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedweilty)
Barns, A. Cairns, John Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N.)
Batey Joseph Chappie, W. A. Falconer, J.
Benn Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Clarke, Sir E. C. Foot, Isaac
Bennett, A.J.(Mansfield) Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Gosling, Harry
Berkeley, caption Reginald Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)
Bonwick, A. Collins, Pat (Walsall) Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)
Bowdler, W. A. Collison, Levl Gray, Frank (Oxford)
Boverman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Darbishire, C. W. Greenall, T.
Briant, Frank Davies, Evan (Ebbw vale) Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne)
Bromfield, William Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughten) Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) M'Entee, V. L. Shinweli, Emanuel
Groves, T. McLaren, Andrew Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr TydviI) March, S. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Martin, F. (Aberd'n A Kinc'dine, E.) Simpson, J. Hope
Harbord, Arthur Maxton, James Smith, T. (Pontetract)
Hardie, George D. Middleton, G. Snell, Harry
Harris, Percy A. Millar, J. D. Snowden, Philip
Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart) Morel, E. D. Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe)
Hayday, Arthur Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Spencer, H. H. (Bradford, S.)
Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill) Mosley, Oswald Stephen, Campbell
Henderson, Rt. Hon, A. (N'castle, E.) Mulr, John W. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Murnin, H. Sullivan, J.
Herrlotts, J. Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen) Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Hinds, John Newbold, J. T. W. Thorne, w. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Hodge, Rt. Hon. John Nichol, Robert Thornton, M.
Hodge, Lieut.-Col. J. P. (Preston) O'Grady, Captain James Trevelyan, C. P.
Hogge, James Myles Oliver, George Harold Wallhead, Richard C.
Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy) Paling, W. Warne, G. H.
Irving, Dan Parker, H. (Hanley) Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
John, William (Rhondda, West) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. O. (Rhondda)
Johnston, Thomas (Stirling) Pattinson, S. (Horncastlel) Webb, Sidney
Johnstone, Harcourt (Willesden, East) Phillipps, Vivian Wedgwood, Colonel Joslah C.
Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Ponsonby, Arthur Weir, L. M.
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Potts, John S. Welsh, J. C.
Jones, R. T. (Carnarvon) Pringle, W. M. R. Westwood, J.
Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Richards, R. Wheatley, J.
Jowett, F. W. (Bradford, East) Richardson, R. (Houghtonfe-Spring) White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Jowitt, W. A. (The Hartlepools) Ritson, J. Whlteley, W.
Kenworthy, Lieut. Commander J. M. Roberts, C. H. (Derby) Wignall, James
Kirkwnod, D. Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich) Williams. David (Swansea. E.)
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Lansbury, George Robinson, W. C. (York, Elland) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Lawson, John James Rose, Frank H. Wlntringham, Margaret
Leach, W Saklatvala, S. Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Lee, F. Salter, Dr. A. Wright, W.
Lees-Smith, H. B. (Kelghley) Scrymgeour, E. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Linfield, F. C. Sexton, James
Lowth, T. Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon) Shaw, Thomas (Preston) Mr Neil Maclean and Mr Lunn.

Question put, and agreed to.