HC Deb 07 May 1923 vol 163 cc2011-9

(1) Section one of the Special Constables Act, 1914, which confers power to make Regulations with respect to special constables appointed during the War, shall have effect as though the words "during the present War" were omitted therefrom, and as though for the power thereby conferred to apply to special constables any of the provisions of the Police Acts, 1839 to 1910, or the corresponding Scottish enactments, there were substituted power so to apply any enactment for the time being in force relating to the county, borough, or metropolitan police, or in Scotland the county or burgh police.

(2) The reference to the Special Constables Act, 1914, in the First Schedule to the War Emergency Laws (Continuance) Act, 1920, is hereby repealed.

(3) This Section shall not apply to Northern Ireland.


The first Amendment, standing in the name of the hon. Member for Wansbeck (Mr. Warne—to leave out the Clause)—is out of Order, because it is equivalent to a negative of the Bill. The same thing applies to the two following Amendments, standing in the name of the hon. and gallant Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme (Colonel Wedgwood)—at the beginning of the Clause to insert the words, "Except for the provisions of paragraph (a) of Sub-section (1) of," and in Sub-section (1), after "1914," to insert the words, "the afore-mentioned section one." The next Amendment, standing in the name of the hon. Member for Edge Hill (Mr. Hayes)—in Sub-section (1), after the word, "though" ["as though the words"], to insert the words the special constables who may be nominated and appointed, although a tumult, riot, or felony has not taken place or is not immediately apprehended, shall be persons who have served in a police force, and as though"— is outside the scope of the Bill. The next Amendment, standing in the name of the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy)—in Sub-section (1), after the word "therefrom" ["were omitted therefrom"], to insert the words, "and the words 'until the thirty-first of December, nineteen hundred and twenty-five,' were substituted"—should have come as a new Clause. It would be governed by Standing Order 45, which requires the exact period of a temporary Bill to be stated in a separate Clause at the end of it.


I beg to move, in Sub-section (1), after the word "police" ["burgh police"], to insert the words Provided nevertheless that among the supplementary and ancillary matters authorised under the Regulations there shall not be included any method of selection, or nomination, or enlistment which shall in any way prejudice any British subject by reason of his race, religion, political opinions, or trades union membership. It is not merely a matter of sentiment that makes us desire to see this proviso added to the Bill. From that point of view, it is undoubtedly desirable that there should be no sort of idea that anybody was excluded from the new special constables. There is a practical value in this Amendment, in addition. When we consider the amount of suspicion that has already been aroused by this Bill for the creation of this new force, it is desirable that there should be in the Bill a very clear statement that the new constabulary are to be drawn, not from any one class of the community, nor from any one political party. If the Government are in earnest in desiring to make this a force which will receive general approval, it is important that they should make it quite clear that it is not going to be any sort of new White Guard. All parties should be represented in the force. It should be quite clear that it is not the weapon of one political party, just as if we were on those benches, it would be as important to see that it was not a force directed by the Labour party in the interests of the Labour party.

Just as we do not want to see a Red Guard, neither do we rant to see a White Guard. Consequently, this provision, if inserted in the Bill, would be of real assistance. It has been pointed out over and over again during the discussion to-day, that the new constabulary might be considered to be the nucleus of the Fascisti. I think that the Fascisti are more of Southern European crowd, but we have in America a force similar in character, which is causing great disturbance and heartburnings in that country at the present time, namely, the Klu Klux Klan. The Kin Klux Klan started, of course, by being—[Laughter.] I know it is said that the Klu Klux Klan have come over here, and Captain Gee was to be their new leader. The National Democratic Party took them on, but, unfortunately for their selection, the National Democratic Party seem to have vanished. The Klu Klux Klan began by being an anti-nigger organisation. It was started in the Southern States, but very soon the Klu Klux Klan, especially in its new creation, became not an anti-nigger body as much as anti-Labour and anti-Catholic. We do not want to have in this country anything of that nature, directed either towards Labour or towards religions which may not be popular at the moment. I would gladly see this new constabularly open to Catholics as well as to Protestants, to Mormons, to Prohibitionists, and, indeed, to all those extraneous bodies which are not popular, but which, nevertheless, ought, if they are to have fair play, to have fair representation in the new police force. Therefore, I hope the Home Secretary will see fit to add this Amendment in order that there may be no doubt whatever, either in his mind or in the mind of the country as a whole, that the Government, in recruiting this new body, are not actuated in any way by party or religious motives; but are anxious to have the body open to the community as a whole, in which every good citizen, whatever his political and religious views may be, can take a free, fair, and open part.


I beg to second the Amendment.


The hon. and gallant Gentleman seems to have found great pleasure in raising a bogey and then in knocking it down again. The special constabulary have been known to the public for years. We have had experience of the force for 93 years. Why, then, this extraordinary criticism when we are only doing the same as hitherto. [HON. MEMBERS: "Why this Bill?"] I have tried to explain to those who have condescended to listen to me. Our object is to enrol members now and not to wait until an emergency before we do it. As far as the conduct of this force is concerned it will be exactly the same as the conduct of the force that we now know. As far as I know, there has never been any suspicion of exclusiveness in selection. I have already stated that in the Metropolitan force 50 per cent. belong to what are called the working classes I have here an analysis of the personnel of one division. In this division, out of a total of 600 men, only fourteen are professional men and only six are classified as of independent means. Therefore, the bulk of the members are not composed of the independent and the well-to-do. I entirely agree with the intention of this Amendment, but again I have to say that the Amendment is quite unnecessary, because it is not in the least likely that any such exclusiveness will be carried out, and, secondly, because any regulations which may be made have to be laid on the Table of the House and can be objected to by the House. If the hon. and gallant Member finds in the new regulations anything which would permit of an unfair selection to be made, he can vote against it, and, I have no doubt, would persuade many others to do the same.


The Home Secretary has founded his appeal more than once on the ground that this Bill is really no new departure, that it is simply continuing something already in existence, that there is no reason for anyone to be alarmed or suspicious or excited, and that there is no novel policy being put into force. It is very difficult to be satisfied with a mere general assurance of that kind. There is ground for suspicion; there are many new things open to doubt. First of all, there is to be a set of new Regulations. The powers given to the Home Secretary to make these new Regulations are very wide indeed. They allow him to introduce new features, if he is minded so to do. We do not suspect the Home Secretary of a profound or sinister motive in the matter, but we are not going to have the present Home Secretary always with us, and there is no telling what a future Home Secretary may not do in the Regulations. When the right hon. Gentleman says that we are merely continuing the practice of employing special constables which started with the Act of 1831 and has continued since, I am bound to reply, after looking at the enactments, that it is very difficult indeed to accept that as a satisfactory view of the matter, because the system of special constables as it has existed up to now, and as it appears under these Acts, has always been a system definitely adapted to a special emergency. The Act of 1831 is most obviously designed in every line to meet very special emergencies. We all know what was the emergency which originated that Act. As the hon. Member for Silvertown (Mr. J. Jones) pointed out, it is a sinister, historical reference to make, because the Act was designed to meet the reform agitation, the first agitation in which the masses of the people claimed to exercise the right to the franchise. The Act was introduced to counter that agitation. It was so framed, however, that it could be used only for emergency.


May I explain, again, that what this Bill does is to enable us to enroll men? They will not be called out except in times of emergency.


To enroll them without an emergency having arisen is a novelty. That is what makes this Bill a new departure. If it is not a new departure, why was it not possible to enroll them before without the emergency having arisen? We had the Act of 1914. Again it was to meet an emergency. The War was the emergency. The police force was depleted and various other special conditions prevailed. Now, admittedly, you have no emergency, yet you are starting a system of normally and permanently enrolling special constables in case of an emergency. The Bill uses the expression, "Although a tumult, riot or felony has not taken place," and there are also the words, "Although it is not immediately apprehended."

Captain BRASS

Is this discussion on the question of an emergency in order on the Amendment?


I suppose that the argument is that it is this lack of emergency which justifies the insertion of the words of the Amendment.


The hon. and gallant Member who moved the Amendment alleges that there is a danger of something new and dangerous being done in discrimination between various classes of persons who may be enrolled, and the Home Secretary replies, "No, there, is nothing novel; it will be exactly the same as it has always been. There has never been discrimination and there is not to be discrimination now." In answer to that statement, I state that the question cannot be brushed aside as if the Bill were merely a continuation of the old system. It is, in fact, a new departure, with very wide and, I submit, very dangerous possibilities in it.


There are still suspicions remaining in my mind. I remember the operation of the 1914 Act. I remember that there were hundreds of people who were willing to serve as special constables, but because they were not officials of a certain employer they were not selected. In most of our colliery villages the officials of a particular employer were the people selected under the 1914 Act. Even if the Home Secretary, with the best of intentions, decides that enrollments shall be spread wide, I warn him that he had better take care to whom he deputes the power to select men. We are as anxious for peace as is any other section of citizens, but to place the selection in the hands of one individual in a large mining area would be entirely wrong, and would be more likely to create trouble than peace I hope that impartiality will be shown throughout the transaction.


I would like to emphasise what the last speaker has said. It is an utter impossibility for the Home Secretary in some areas to leave the discrimination to certain people. It is a very fine thing to have a Home Secretary who is genial, but we do not keep these genial people all the time. The danger would come when you had someone in office who was not genial. That would be particularly the case in a strike or lock-out area. I am as anxious as the Home Secretary for peace. One of the things of which I am proud is that our people are peaceful to the backbone, but they would not be peaceful if such a selection of constables as we fear were made. In a great mining area like that with which I am connected, a boy goes into the union at 14 years of age. You cannot train him to be a special constable against his friends at the time of a strike or lock-out. I would like to utter a note of warning to the Home Secretary. I beg him to leave the thing alone. He may get some of the officials to do the work, but such an arrangement will be productive of trouble rather than anything else.

Question put, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."

The House divided: Ayes, 118; Noes, 233.

Division No. 136.] AYES. [6.58 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Harbord, Arthur Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hardie, George D. Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Harney, E. A. Nichol, Robert
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Harris, Percy A. Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)
Attlee, C. R. Hastings, Patrick Pattinson, S. (Horncastle)
Batey, Joseph Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart) Phillipps, Vivian
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill) Ponsonby, Arthur
Bonwick, A. Henderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh) Potts, John S.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Pringle, W. M. R.
Briant, Frank Herriotts, J. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Broad, F. A. Hinds, John Riley, Ben
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Hirst, G. H. Ritson, J.
Buchanan, G. Hodge, Rt. Hon. John Saklatvala, S.
Buckle, J. Hodge, Lieut.-Col. J. P. (Preston) Salter, Dr. A.
Buxton, Charles (Accrington) Hogge, James Myles Scrymgeour, E.
Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North) Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy) Sexton, James
Cairns, John Irving, Dan Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Chapple, W. A. Jarrett, G. W. S. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Clarke, Sir E. C. Johnston, Thomas (Stirling) Simpson, J. Hope
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Johnstone, Harcourt (Willesden, East) Snell, Harry
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Snowden, Philip
Collison, Levi Jowett, F. W. (Bradford, East) Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe)
Cotts, Sir William Dingwall Mitchell Jowitt, W. A. (The Hartlepools) Stephen, Campbell
Darblshire, C. W. Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Sullivan, J.
Davies, J. C. (Denbigh, Denbigh) Lansbury, George Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawson, John James Thornton, M.
Dudgeon, Major C. R. Leach, W. Tillett, Benjamin
Duffy, T. Gavan Lee, F. Trevelyan, C. P.
Duncan, C. Lees-Smith, H. B. (Keighley) Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Ede, James, Chuter Linfield, F. C. Warne, G. H.
Edge, Captain Sir William Lunn, William Webb, Sidney
Edmonds, G. Lyle-Samuel, Alexander Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
England, Lieut.-Colonel A. MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon) Wheatley, J.
Entwistle, Major C. F. M'Entee, V. L. White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Evans, Ernest (Cardigan) McLaren, Andrew White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Falconer, J. Marshall, Sir Arthur H. Whiteley, W.
Foot, Isaac Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.) Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
George, Major G. L. (Pembroke) Maxton, James Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Gilbert, James Daniel Middleton, G. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Gosling, Harry Millar, J. D. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central) Mond, Rt. Hon. Sir Alfred Moritz Winfrey, Sir Richard
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Morel, E. D. Wintringham, Margaret
Groves, T. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Grundy, T. W. Mosley, Oswald TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Muir, John W. Mr. Spoor and Mr. Ammon.
Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte Gray, Harold (Cambridge) Parker, Owen (Kettering)
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East) Greaves-Lord, Walter Pease, William Edwin
Allen, Lieut.-Col. Sir William James Greene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.) Pennefather, De Fonblanque
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Grenfell, Edward C. (City of London) Penny, Frederick George
Apsley, Lord Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel Martin Gwynne, Rupert S. Peto, Basil E.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W. Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Pielou, D. P.
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John Lawrence Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W. (Liv'p'l, W. D'by) Pollock, Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Murray
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Halstead, Major D. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham) Preston, Sir W. R.
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G.
Barnett, Major Richard W. Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Privett, F. J.
Barnston, Major Harry Harrison, F. C. Raeburn, Sir William H.
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes) Harvey, Major S. E. Rankin, Captain James Stuart
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Hawke, John Anthony Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Henn, Sir Sydney H. Reid, D. D. (County Down)
Bennett, Sir T. J. (Sevenoaks) Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Remnant, Sir James
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Rentoul, G. S.
Berry, Sir George Herbert, S. (Scarborough) Reynolds, W. G. W.
Betterton, Henry B. Hewett, Sir J. P. Rhodes, Lieut.-Col. J. P.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Hilder, Lieut.-Colonel Frank Richardson, Sir Alex, (Gravesend)
Blades, Sir George Rowland Hiley, Sir Ernest Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chertsey)
Blundell, F. N. Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Roberts, Rt. Hon. G. H. (Norwich)
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Hohler, Gerald Fitzroy Roberts, Rt. Hon. Sir S. (Ecclesall)
Brass, Captain W. Hood, Sir Joseph Robertson-Despencer, Major (Isl'gt'n W.)
Brassey, Sir Leonard Hopkins, John W. W. Rogerson, Capt. J. E.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Brown, Major D. C. (Hexham) Houfton, John Plowright Ruggles-Brise, Major E.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. Clifton (Newbury) Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Bruford, R. Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K. Russell, William (Bolton)
Buckingham, Sir H. Hudson, Capt. A. Russell-Wells, Sir Sydney
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Hughes, Collingwood Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Hurd, Percy A. Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A.
Burn, Colonel Sir Charles Rosdew Hurst, Lt.-Col Gerald Berkeley Sanderson, Sir Frank B.
Burney, Com. (Middx., Uxbridge) Hutchison, G. A. C. (Midlothian, N.) Sandon, Lord
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North) Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove) Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Butt, Sir Alfred Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange)
Cadogan, Major Edward Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Caine, Gordon Hall James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Shepperson, E. W.
Campion, Lieut.-Colonel W. R. Jenkins, W. A. (Brecon and Radnor) Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Cassels, J. D. Jephcott, A. R. Simpson-Hinchcliffe, W. A.
Cautley, Henry Strother Jodrell, Sir Neville Paul Singleton, J. E.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Skelton, A. N.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Joynson-Hicks, Sir William Smith, Sir Harold (Wavertree)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord H. (Ox. Univ.) Kennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) King, Captain Henry Douglas Sparkes, H. W.
Churchman, Sir Arthur Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Spender-Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H.
Clarry, Reginald George Lamb, J. Q. Stanley, Lord
Clayton, G. C. Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. R. Steel, Major S. Strang
Cobb, Sir Cyril Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Stewart, Gershom (Wirral)
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Stott, Lt.-Col. W. H.
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Lorlmer, H. D. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Lowe, Sir Francis William Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.
Cope, Major William Lumley, L. R. Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L. McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, S.)
Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South) Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Thorpe, Captain John Henry
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.) Titchfield, Marquess of
Croft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry Page Manville, Edward Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Crooke, J. S. (Derltend) Margesson, H. D. R. Tubbs, S. W.
Dalziel, Sir D. (Lambeth, Brixton) Martin, A. E. (Essex, Romford) Turton, Edmund Russborough
Davidson, Major-General Sir J. H. Mason, Lieut.-Col. C. K. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln) Morcer, Colonel H. Wallace, Captain E.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Milne, J. S. Wardlaw Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Doyle, N. Grattan Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden) Waring, Major Walter
Edmondson, Major A. J. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)
Ednam, Viscount Molloy, Major L. G. S. Wells, S. R.
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Molson, Major John Elsdale Weston, Colonel John Wakefield
Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J. White, Col. G. D. (Southport)
Erskine-Bolst, Captain C. Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury) Whitla, Sir William
Eyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M. Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray Murchison, C. K. Winterton, Earl
Ford, Patrick Johnston Nall, Major Joseph Wise, Frederick
Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot Newman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley) Wolmer, Viscount
Fraser, Major Sir Keith Newson, Sir Percy Wilson Wood, Rt. Hn. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Furness, G. J. Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster) Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Galbraith, J. F. W. Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Ganzoni, Sir John Nield, Sir Herbert Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Garland, C. S. Norton-Griffiths, Lieut. Col. Sir John
Gaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R. Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Goff, Sir R. Park Paget, T. G. Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colonel
Division No. 137.] AYES. [7.29 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Hastings, Patrick Nichol, Robert
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill) Pattinson, S. (Horncastle)
Attlee, C. R. Henderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh) Phillipps, Vivian
Batey, Joseph Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Potts, John S.
Bonwick, A. Herriotts, J. Pringle, W. M. R.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Hinds, John Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Briant, Frank Hirst, G. H. Riley, Ben
Broad, F. A. Hodge, Rt. Hon. John Ritson, J.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Hodge, Lieut.-Col. J. P. (Preston) Saklatvala, S.
Buchanan, G. Hogge, James Myles Salter, Dr. A.
Buckle, J. Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy) Scrymgeour, E.
Buxton, Charles (Accrington) Irving, Dan Sexton, James
Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North) Johnston, Thomas (Stirling) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Cairns, John Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Chapple, W. A. Jowett, F. W. (Bradford, East) Snell, Harry
Clarke, Sir E. C. Jowitt, W. A. (The Hartlepools) Snowden, Philip
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M. Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe)
Collison, Levi Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Spoor, B. G.
Darbyshire, C. W. Lansbury, George Stephen, Campbell
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Lawson, John James Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Davies, J. C. (Denbigh, Denbigh) Leach, W. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lee, F. Thornton, M.
Dudgeon, Major C. R. Lees-Smith, H. B. (Keighley) Tillett, Benjamin
Duffy, T. Gavan Linfield, F. C. Trevelyan, C. P.
Duncan, C. MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon) Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Ede, James Chuter M'Entee, V. L. Warne, G. H.
Edmonds, G. McLaren, Andrew Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Entwistle, Major C. F. March, S. Wheatley, J.
Falconer, J. Marshall, Sir Arthur H. White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Gilbert, James Daniel Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'd'ne, E.) White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Gosling, Harry Maxton, James Whiteley, W.
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central) Middleton, G. Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Millar, J. D. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Grundy, T. W. Morel, E. D. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Guthrie, Thomas Maule Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Mosley, Oswald Wintringham, Margaret
Harbord, Arthur Muir, John W.
Hardie, George D. Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Harney, E. A. Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western) Mr. Lunn and Mr Ammon.
Harris, Percy A.
Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Gaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R.
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East) Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord H. (Ox. Univ.) Goff, Sir R. Park
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Gray, Harold (Cambridge)
Apsley, Lord Churchman, Sir Arthur Greene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.)
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel Martin Clarry, Reginald George Grenfell, Edward C. (City of London)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W. Clayton, G. C. Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E.
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John Lawrence Cobb, Sir Cyril Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W. (Llv'p'l, W. D'by)
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Cohen, Major J. Brunel Halstead, Major D.
Barnett, Major Richard W. Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham)
Barnston, Major Harry Colvin, Brig.-General Richard Beale Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Becker, Harry Cope, Major William Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H (Devizes) Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L. Harrison, F. C.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South) Harvey, Major S. E.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hawke, John Anthony
Bennett, Sir T. J. (Sevenoaks) Croft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry Page Henn, Sir Sydney H.
Betterton, Henry B. Crooke, J. S. (Deritend) Hennessy, Major J. R. G.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Dalziel, Sir D. (Lambeth, Brixton) Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford)
Blades, Sir George Rowland Davidson, Major-General Sir J. H. Herbert, S. (Scarborough)
Blundell, F. N. Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln) Hilder, Lieut. Colonel Frank
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Hiley, Sir Ernest
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Dawson, Sir Philip Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Brass, Captain W. Doyle, N. Grattan Hohler, Gerald Fitzroy
Brassey, Sir Leonard Edmondson, Major A. J. Hood, Sir Joseph
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Ednam, Viscount Hopkins, John W. W.
Brown, Major D. C. (Hexham) Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark) Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. Clifton (Newbury) England, Lieut.-Colonel A. Houfton, John Plowrig[...]
Bruford, R. Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.)
Buckingham, Sir H. Evans, Ernest (Cardigan) Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K.
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A. Eyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M. Hudson, Capt. A.
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray Hughes, Collingwood
Burn, Colonel Sir Charles Rosdew Ford, Patrick Johnston Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North) Forestier-Walkar, L. Hurd, Percy A.
Butt, Sir Alfred Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot Hurst, Lt.-Col. Gerald Berkeley
Button, H. S. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Hutchison, G. A. C. (Midlothian, N.)
Cadogan, Major Edward Furness, G. J. Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove)
Cassels, J. D. Galbraith, J. F. W. Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H.
Cautley, Henry Strother Ganzoni, Sir John Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Garland, C. S. James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert
Jarrett, G. W. S. Paget, T. G. Simpson-Hinchcliffe, W. A.
Jenkins, W. A. (Brecon and Radnor) Parker, Owen (Kettering) Singleton, J. E.
Jephcott, A. R. Pease, William Edwin Skelton, A. N.
Jodrell, Sir Neville Paul Pennefather, De Fonblanque Smith, Sir Harold (Wavertree)
Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Penny, Frederick George Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Kennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Sparkes, H. W.
King, Captain Henry Douglas Perkins, Colonel E. K. Stanley, Lord
Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Pielou, D. P. Steel, Major S. Strang
Lamb, J. Q. Pollock, Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Murray Stewart, Gershom (Wirral)
Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. H. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Stott, Lt.-Col. W. H.
Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Privett, F. J. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Lorimer, H. D. Raeburn, Sir William H. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.
Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon) Raine, W. Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Lumley, L. R. Rankin, Captain James Stuart Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Lyle-Samuel, Alexander Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington) Thorpe, Captain John Henry
McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury) Reid, D. D. (County Down) Titchfield, Marquess of
Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Remer, J. R. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.) Remnant, Sir James Tubbs, S. W.
Manville, Edward Rentoul, G. S. Turton, Edmund Russborough
Martin, A. E. (Essex, Romford) Reynolds, W. G. W. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Mason, Lieut.-Col. C. K. Rhodes, Lieut.-Col. J. P. Wallace, Captain E.
Mercer, Colonel H. Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend) Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Milne, J. S. Wardlaw Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chertsey) Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)
Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden) Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford) Wells, S. R.
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Robertson-Despencer, Major (Isl'gt'n W) Weston, Colonel John Wakefield
Molloy, Major L. G. S. Rogerson, Capt. J. E. White, Col. G. D. (Southport)
Molson, Major John Elsdale Roundell, Colonel R. F. Whitla, Sir William
Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J. Ruggles-Brise, Major E. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Winterton, Earl
Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton) Russell, William (Bolton) Wise, Frederick
Murchison, C. K. Russell-Wells, Sir Sydney Wolmer, Viscount
Nall, Major Joseph Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Wood, Rt. Hn. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Newman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley) Samuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney) Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Newson, Sir Percy Wilson Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Sanderson, Sir Frank B. Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster) Sandon, Lord
Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Nield, Sir Herbert Shepperson, E. W. Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colonel
Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down) Gibbs.