HC Deb 17 July 1924 vol 176 cc594-7

May I ask the Deputy-Leader of the House what business he proposes to take next week?


I regret that I am obliged to defer, until the House assembles to-morrow, a statement of next week's business. The arrangement of the business next week will be very much affected by the progress made during to-day's sitting on the Housing (Financial Privisions) Bill, as, indeed, will the date on which we may hope to rise next month.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how far he proposes to go to-night with the Housing Bill?


I cannot state the precise Clause. We did not make the progress yesterday which we ought to have made, only two Clauses having been completed. We trust that the House will again agree to the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule, without any desire to keep the House silting late, but in, order that reasonable progress may be made.


Does the right hon. Gentleman hope to be able to give us to-morrow the date on which we shall rise next month?


I am afraid not to-morrow.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the Press notice of yesterday, stating that time would be given for the passage of the Bill dealing with the Stone of Destiny, is correct or not.


The statement in the newspapers is not correct. I have not received any deputation on the subject, and the question of facilities has not been considered.


Does the right hon. Gentleman desire to get the whole of the Housing Bill to-night or does he propose to give another day?


Naturally we should desire to get the whole Bill to-night, but I would not say we shall try to press our desire to the length of a long all-night sitting.


Does the right hon. Gentleman think there is any probability of finishing to-night, and, in view of the improbability of finishing to-night, would

it not be better to fix a definite time for the House to rise?


I can only say, as in the case of last night, we shall have consideration for the convenience of Members. I think the House responded last night to the appeal made to them at about 12 o'clock.

Ordered, That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."—[Mr. Clynes.]

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on the Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Clynes.]

The House divided: Ayes, 236; Noes, 122.

Division No. 161.] AYES. [3.53 p.m.
Ackroyd, T. R. Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Lansbury, George
Adamson, Rt. Hon. William Gardner, J. P.(Hammersmith, North) Laverack, F. J.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Gavan-Duffy, Thomas Law, A.
Alden, Percy George, Major G. L. (Pembroke) Lawrence, Susan (East Ham, North)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Gibbins, Joseph Lawson, John James
Ammon, Charles George Gilbert, James Daniel Leach, W.
Aske, Sir Robert William Gorman, William Linfield, F. C.
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Gosling, Harry Lowth, T.
Ayles, W. H. Greenall, T. Lunn, William
Baker, Walter Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) McCrae, Sir George
Banton, G. Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) McEntee, V. L.
Barclay, R. Noton Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Mackinder, W.
Barker, G. (Monmauth, Abertillery) Groves, T. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.
Barnes, A. Grundy, T. W. Maden, H.
Batey, Joseph Guest, J. (York, Hemsworth) Mansel, Sir Courtenay
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hall, G, H. (Merthyr Tydvil) March. S.
Black, J. W. Harbison, Thomas James S. Masterman. Rt. Hon. C. F. G.
Bondfield, Margaret Harbord, Arthur Mixton, James
Bonwick, A. Hardle, George D. Middleton, G.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Harris, John (Hackney, North) Millar. J. D.
Briant, Frank Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Mitchell. R. M.(Perth & Kinross, Perth)
Broad, F. A. Harvey. T. E, (Dewsbury) Montague, Frederick
Brown, A.E. (Warwick, Rugby) Hastings, Somerville (Reading) Morel, E.D.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Haycock, A. W. Morris. R. H.
Buchanan, G. Hayday, Arthur Morrison, Herbert(Hackney, South)
Buckle, J. Henderson, Rt Hon. A. (Burnley) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Cape, Thomas Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Morse, W. E.
Charleton, H. C. Henderson, W. W.(Middlesex, Enfield) Moulton. Major Fletcher
Church, Major A. G. Hillary, A. E. Muir, John W.
Clarke, A. Hindle, F. Muir, Ramsay (Rochdale)
Climie, R. Hobhouse, A. L. Murray, Robert
Cluse, W. S. Hodge, Lieut.-Colonel J. P. (Preston) Naylor, T. E.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Hoftman,P. C. Nichol, Robert
Cove, w. G. Hogbin, Henry Calsrns Nixon, H.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Hore-Belisha, Major Leslie O'Grady, Captain James
Davies, David (Montgomery) Howard, Hon. G. (Bedford, Luton) Oliver, George Harold
Davies, Rhys John(Westhoughton) Hudson, J. H. Oliver, P. M. (Manchester, Blackley)
Davison, J. E. (Smethwick) Jackson, R. F.(Ipswich) Owen, Major G.
Dickle, Captain J.P. Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Paling, W.
Dickson, T. Jewson, Dorothea Perry, S.F.
Dudgeon, Major C. R. John, William(Rhondda, West) Pethick-Lawrence, F W.
Dukes, C. Johnston, Thomas (Stirling) Philipson, Mabel
Dunn, J. Freeman Johnstone, Harcourt (Willesden, East) Phillipps, Vivian
Dunnico, H. Jones, C. Sydney (Liverpool, W. Derby) Ponsonby, Arthur
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne) Potts, John S.
Edwards, G. (Norfolk, Southern) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Pringle, W. M. R.
Edwards, John H. (Accrington) Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Purcell, A. A.
Egan, W. H. Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. (Bradford, E.) Raffety, F. W.
Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N.) Keens, T. Ramage, Captain Cecil Beresford
England, Colonel A. Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Rathbone, Hugh R.
Falconer, J. Kenyon, Barnet Raynes, W. R.
Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L. Kirkwood, D. Rea, W. Russell
Franklin, L. B. Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Rees, Sir Beddoe
Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Stephen, Campbell Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Ritson, J. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox) Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W.Bromwich) Sturrock, J. Leng Wedgwood, Col. Rt. Hon. Joslah C.
Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell) Sullivan, J. Welsh, J. C.
Robertson, T. A. Sunlight, J. Westwood, J.
Robinson, S. W. (Essex, Chelmsford) Sutton, J. E. Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J.
Robinson, W. E. (Burslem) Tattersall, J. L. White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Romeril, H. G. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby) Whiteley, W.
Rose, Frank H. Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey) Wignall, James
Royle, C. Thompson, Piers G. (Torquay) Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West) Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro. W.) Williams, Col. P. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Scrymgeour, E, Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow) Williams, Lt.-Col. T.S.B.(Kennington)
Scurr, John Thornton, Maxwell R. Williams, Maj. A. S. (Kent, Sevenoaks)
Seely H. M. (Norfolk, Eastern) Tillett, Benjamin Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Sexton, James Tinker, John Joseph Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston) Toole, J. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Sherwood, George Henry Tout, W. J. Windsor, Walter
Short, Alfred (Wednesbury) Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P. Wintringham, Margaret
Simon, E. D.(Manchester, Withington) Turner, Ben Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Smillie, Robert Varley, Frank B. Woodwark, Lieut.-Colonel G. G.
Smith, T. (Pontefract) Viant, S. P. Wright, W.
Snell, Harry Vivian, H. Young, Andrew (Glasgow, Partick)
Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L. Wallhead, Richard C.
Spence, R. Ward, G. (Leicester, Bosworth) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe) Ward, Col. J. (Stoke-upon-Trent) Mr. Frederick Hall and Mr. Allen Parkinson.
Spero, Dr. G. E. Warne, G.H.
Starmer, Sir Charles Watson, W. M.(Dunfermline)
Alexander, Brg. Gen. Sir W.(Glas.C.) Ferguson, H. Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William
Astor, Viscountess Gates, Percy Pease, William Edwin
Atholl, Duchess of Gibbs, Col. Rt. Hon. George Abraham Pennefather, Sir John
Baird, Major Rt. Hon. Sir John L. Gilmour, Colonel Rt. Hon. Sir John Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Greene, W. P. Crawford Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Barnston, Major Sir Harry Gretton, Colonel John Perring, William George
Beckett, Sir Gervase Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. W. E. Pilditch, Sir Philip
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W, Gwynne, Rupert S. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Hacking, Captain Douglas H, Ralne, W.
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Berry, Sir George Harland, A. Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)
Betterton, Henry B. Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Ropner, Major L.
Birchall, Major J Dearman Hartington, Marquess of Roundell, Colonel R. F.
Bitmdell, F. N. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Sandeman, A, Stewart
Bourne, Robert Croft Hennessy, Major J.R. G. Savery, S. S.
Bridgeman. Rt. Hon. William Clive Herbert, Capt. Sidney (Scarborough) Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Brittain, Sir Harry Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Buckingham, Sir H. Hood, Sir Joseph Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Hope, Rt. Hon. J. F. (Sheffield, C.) Spender-Clay, Lieut-Colonel H. H,
Bullock, Captain M. Howard, Hn. D. (Cumberland, North) Stanley, Lord
Burman, J. B. Hughes, Collingwood Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Sutcliffe, T.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth,S.) Jephcott, A. R. Thomson, F. C.(Aberdeen, South)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell-(Croydon,S.)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Kindersley, Major G. M. Tichfield, Major the Marquess of
Clarry, Reginald George King, Captain Henry Douglas Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Lamb, J. Q. Ward, Lt.-Col. A.L.(Kingston-on-Hull)
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Lane-Fox, George R. Warrender, Sir Victor
Conway, Sir W. Martin Lowe, Sir Francis William Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Cope, Major William Lumley, L. R. Wells, S. H.
Cralk, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Lyle, Sir Leonard Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Davies, Alfred Thomas(Lincoln) Lynn, Sir R. J. Wise, Sir Fredric
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset,Yeovil) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Wolmer, Viscount
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Marriott, Sir J.A.R. Wood, Major Rt. Hon. Edward F. L.
Dawson, Sir Philip Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Doyle, Sir N. Grattan Meller, R.J. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Elliot, Walter E. Mitchell,W. F. (Saffron Walden)
Elveden, Viscount Mitchell, Sir W. Lane(Streatham) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Eyres-Monsell.Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Nail, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph Captain Viscount Curzon and Major Colfox.
Falle, Major Sir Bertram Godfray Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield)

Question, "That the words proposed to be left out, to the word 'in,' in line 34, stand part of the Clause," put, and agreed to.