HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 cc2760-4

Will the Prime Minister tell the House the business for next week?


The business for next week is as follows:

Monday: Local Authorities (Emergency Provisions) Bill, Second Reading; Fees (Increase) Bill, Report and Third Reading; and Industrial Assurance Bill, Second Reading.

Tuesday: Consolidated Fund Bill, Second Beading.

Wednesday: Consolidated Fund Bill, Third Reading.

Thursday: Adjournment for Easter until Monday, 9th April.

The Lords Amendments (if any) to Bills will be taken as soon as they have been received.

In view of the fact that full days are required for the discussion on the Second and Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, it will be necessary for me to take, Private Members' time on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and I shall on Monday give notice of the necessary Motion.

Mr. MacDonald

Is it proposed that we should meet on Thursday as though it were a Friday, or at the ordinary time of a Quarter to Three?


We shall meet at Eleven o'clock on Thursday.

Lieut-Commander KENWORTHY

Can the right hon. Gentleman arrange that the Industrial Assurance Bill be taken at a reasonable hour, in view of the great interest taken in the matter?


I hope that we may, on Monday, be able to take the

three Bills mentioned, leaving it to the House to decide whether or not it will be at a reasonable hour.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

But will that Bill be the first Order?


That is impossible.

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, 259; Noes, 149.

Division No. 58.] AYES. [3.55 P.m.
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East) Craig, Captain C, C. (Antrim, South) Hewett, Sir J. P.
Amery, Rt. Hon, Leopold C. M. S. Cralk, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hiley, Sir Ernest
Apsley, Lord Croft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry Page Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel Martin Crooke, J. S. (Deritend) Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D.(St. Marylebone)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W. Curzon, Captain Viscount Hohler, Gerald Fitzroy
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John Lawrence Davidson, J. c. C.(Hemel Hempstead) Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Davies, J. C. (Denbigh, Denbigh) Hood, Sir Joseph
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G. Davies, Thomas (Cirencester) Hopkins, John W. W.
Barlow, Rt. Hon. Sir Montague Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)
Barnett, Major Richard W. Dixon, C. H. (Rutland) Horne, Sir R. S. (Glasgow, Hillhead)
Barnston, Major Harry Doyle, N. Grattan Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.)
Becker, Harry Du Pre, Colonel William Baring Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K.
Bell, Lieut-Col. W. C. H. (Devlzes) Edge, Captain Sir William Hudson, Capt. A.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Edmondson, Major A. J. Hume, G. H.
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Ednam, Viscount Hurst, Lieut.-Colonel Gerald B.
Berry, Sir George Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark) Hutchison, G. A. C. (Midlothian, N.)
Betterton, Henry B. England, Lieut.-Colonel A. Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove)
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H.
Blades, Sir George Rowland Evans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.) Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S.
Blundell. F. N. Evans, Ernest (Cardigan) James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Falcon, Captain Michael Jarrett, G. W. S.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray Jodrell, Sir Neville Paul
Brass, Captain W. Fawkes, Major F. H, Joynson-Hicks, Sir William
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Ford, Patrick Johnston Kelley, Major Fred (Rotherham)
Brittain, Sir Harry Foreman, Sir Henry Kennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel
Brown, Major D. C. (Hexham) Forestier-Walker, L. King, Captain Henry Douglas
Brown, Brig.-Gen. Clifton (Newbury) Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Brown, J. W. (Middlesbrough, E.) Fraser, Major Sir Keith Lamb, J. O.
Bruford, R. Frece, Sir Walter de Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. R.
Bruton, Sir James Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Law Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.)
Buckingham, Sir H. Furness, G. J. Lewis, Thomas A.
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Ganzonl, Sir John Lloyd-Greame, Rt. Hon. Sir P.
Burn, Colonel Sir Charles Rosdew Gardiner, James Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green)
Burney, Com. (Middx., Uxbridge) Gates, Percy Lorden, John William
Butcher, Sir John George George, Major G. L. (Pembroke) Lorimer, H. D.
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North) Goff, Sir R. Park Lougher, L.
Butt, Sir Alfred Gould, James C. Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon)
Button, H, S. Gray, Harold (Cambridge) Lynn, R. J.
Cadogan, Major Edward Greaves-Lord, Walter Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm
Cautley, Henry Strother Greene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.) Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Greenwood, William (Stockport) McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.
Chapman, Sir S. Gwynne, Rupert S. Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.)
Churchman, Sir Arthur Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Manville, Edward
Clarry, Reginald George Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W.(Liv'p'l,W.D'by) Margesson, H. D. R.
Clayton, G. C. Halstead, Major D. Mason, Lieut.-Col. C. K.
Coates, Lt.-Col. Norman Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham) Mercer, Colonel H.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Mitchell, W. F, (Saffron Walden)
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Harrison, F, C. Molloy, Major L. G. S.
Colvin, Brig-General Richard Beale Harvey, Major S. E. Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J.
Conway, Sir W. Martin Hawke, John Anthony Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Cope, Major William Hay, Major T. W. (Norfolk, South) Morden, Col. W. Grant
Cory, Sir J. H. (Cardiff, South) Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Moreing, Captain Algernon H.
Cotts, Sir William Dingwall Mitchell Herbert, Col. Hon. A. (Yeovil) Morris, Harold
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L. Herbert, S. (Scarborough) Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury)
Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton) Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend. Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Murchison, C. K. Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chertsey) Terrell, Captain R. (Oxford, Henley)
Nall, Major Joseph Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford) Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Roberts, Rt. Hon. Sir S. (Ecclesall) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Newson, Sir Percy Wilson Robertson, J. D. (Islington, W.) Titchfield, Marquess of
Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Rogerson, Capt. J. E. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster) Roundell, Colonel R. F. Tubbs, S. W.
Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Ruggles-Brise, Major E. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Wallace, Captain E.
Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Russell, William (Bolton) Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Paget, T. G. Russell-Wells, Sir Sydney Waring, Major Walter
Parker, Owen (Kettering) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)
Parry, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Henry Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A. Wells, S. R.
Pease, William Edwin Sanderson, Sir Frank B. Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
Penny, Frederick George Sandon, Lord White, Col. G. D. (Southport)
Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D. Whitla, Sir William
Perkins, Colonel E. K. Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange) Willey, Arthur
Perring, William George Shakespeare, G. H. Winterton Earl
Peto, Basil E. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley Wise, Frederick
Philipson, H. H. Shipwright, Captain D. Wolmer, Viscount
Pielou, D. P. Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down) Wood, Rt. Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Simpson-Hinchcliffe, W. A. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Preston, Sir W. R. Sinclair, Sir A. Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G. Singleton, J. E, Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Raeburn, Sir William H. Skelton, A, N. Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Raine, W. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Rankin, Captain James Stuart Somerville, Daniel (Barrow-in-Furness) Young, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)
Rees, Sir Beddoe Sparkes, H. W.
Reid, Cant A, S. C. (Warrington) Strauss, Edward Anthony TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Remnant, Sir James Stuart, Lord C. Crichton. Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colonel Gibbs.
Rentoul, G. S. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.
Reynolds, W. G. W. Sutcliffe, T.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hay, Captain J. p. (Cathcart) Richards, R.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hayday, Arthur Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Attlee, C. R. Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill) Riley, Ben
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (N'castle, E.) Ritson, J.
Barnes, A. Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich)
Batey, Joseph Hinds, John Saklatvala, S.
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hirst, G. H. Salter, Dr. A.
Bennett, A. J. (Mansfield) Hogge, James Myles Scrymgeour, E.
Berkeley, Captain Reginald Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy) Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)
Bonwick, A. Irving, Dan Shinwell, Emanuel
Bowdler, W. A. Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Broad, F. A John, William (Rhondda, West) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Brotherton, J. Johnstone, Harcourt (Willesden, East) Simpson, J. Hope
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Sitch, Charles H.
Buchanan, G. Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M. Smith, T. (Pontefract)
Buckle, J. Kenyon, Barnet Snell, Harry
Burgess, S. Kirkwood, D. Snowden, Philip
Burnie, Major J. (Bootle) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Stephenson, Lieut.-Colonel K. K.
Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North) Lansbury, George Stephen, Campbell
Cairns, John Lawson, John James Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Cape, Thomas Leach, W. Sullivan, J.
Chapple, W. A. Lees-Smith, H. B. (Keighley) Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derhy)
Charleton, H. C. Linfield, F. C Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Clarke, Sir E. C. Lowth, T. Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon) Thornton, M.
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) M'Entee, V. L. Trevelyan, C. P.
Collins, Pat (Walsall) McLaren, Andrew Turner, Ben
Collison, Levi Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) March, S. Warne, G. H.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Marshall, Sir Arthur H. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Duffy, T. Gavan Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dlne, E.) Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. O. (Rhondda)
Duncan, C. Maxton, James Webb, Sidney
Dunnico, H. Middleton, G. Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Ede, James Chuter Millar, J. D. Weir, L. M.
Fairbairn, R. R. Morel, E. D. Welsh, J. C.
Falconer, J. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Wheatley, J.
Foot, Isaac Mosley, Oswald White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Muir, John W. Whiteley, W.
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central) Murnin, H. Wignall, James
Gray, Frank (Oxford) Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen) Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Greenall, T. Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western) Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Nichol, Robert Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) O'Grady. Captain James Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Groves, T. Oliver, George Harold Wintringham, Margaret
Grundy, T, W. Paling, W. Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen. C.)
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Wright, W.
Halt, G. H (Merthyr Tydvll) Pattinson, S. (Horncastle) Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Phillipps, Vivian
Harbord, Arthur Ponsonby, Arthur TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hardie, George D. Potts, John S. Mr. Ammon and Mr. Lunn.
Harris, Percy A. Pringle, W. M. R.

First Resolution read a Second time.