HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 cc1523-7

How far, may I ask, does the right hon. Gentleman the Prime Minister propose to go to-night in the event of getting the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule?


We hope to get the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule to make sure of getting Supply—the first item—[Civil Services and Revenue Departments Estimates, 1925–26]—Committee. I should very much like, if the House would be disposed to give it me, afterwards to get the Committee stage of the four Consolidation Bills. These are: Housing Bill [Lords], Housing (Scotland) Bill [Lords], Town Planning Bill [Lords], and Town Planning (Scotland) Bill [Lords]. We are anxious to get them passed into Jaw. There is no controversial matter in them, I think.


Will the Prime Minister tell us the business he proposes to take next week?


On Monday we propose to take the Estimates for the Scottish Boards of Agriculture and Health, in Committee: and the Report stage of Clause 1 Buildings Votes.

On Tuesday we shall put down a Resolution to suspend the operation of certain Sections of the German Reparation (Recovery) Act, 1921, and the Forestry Bill, adjourned Debate on the Second Reading. At 8.15 there are Private Members' Motions, as usual.

On Wednesday there will be consideration of the following Bills: Agricultural Returns, Importation of Pedigree Animals, Guardianship of Infants, Summary Jurisdiction (Separation and Maintenance), Former Enemy Aliens (Disabilities Removal), Charitable Trusts, Air Ministry (Croydon Aerodrome Extension) and the Imperial Institute. At 8.15 there will be Private Member's Motion.

On Thursday there will be the Motion for the Easter Adjournment.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, if time permit, we shall take other Orders on the Paper.


Would the right hon. Gentleman say what, is the wording of the Resolution which he will put down for Tuesday? It is very important that we should have it.


We hope to get it on the Paper to-night. I might tell the House that every effort will be made to have the Papers ready by to-morrow, and, if not, they will be circulated during the week-end. The reason we have not been able to make this announcement till now is that the agreement was only approved by the Reparation Commission last night. Of course it is desirable to get it through as quickly as possible.

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, 268; Noes, 121.

Division No. 72.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Betterton, Henry B. Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Birchall, Major J. Dearman Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)
Ainsworth, Major Charles Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Chapman, Sir S.
Albery, Irving James Blades, Sir George Rowland Christle, J. A.
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Blundell, F. N. Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer
Alexander, Sir Wm. (Glasgow, Cent'l) Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Churchman, Sir Arthur C.
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W.Derby) Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Clarry, Reginald George
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Briggs, J. Harold Clayton, G. C.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Briscoe, Richard George Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D.
Ashmead-Bartlett, E. Brittain, Sir Harry Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips
Atkinson, C. Brocklebank, C. E. R. Cooper, A. Duff
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Cope, Major William
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Couper, J. B.
Balniel, Lord Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C.(Berks, Newb'y) Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Buckingham, Sir H. Craig, Capt. Rt. Hon. C. C. (Antrim)
Barnett, Major Richard W. Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Bullock, Captain M. Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Burman, J. B. Crook, C. W.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Butler, Sir Geoffrey Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend)
Bennett, A. J. Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick)
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Campbell, E. T. Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro)
Berry, Sir George Cautley, Sir Henry S. Cunliffe, Joseph Herbert
Bethell, A. Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Curzon, Captain Viscount
Dalkeith, Earl of Hurd, Percy A. Rawson, Alfred Cooper
Davidson, J.(Hertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd) Hurst, Gerald B. Rees, Sir Beddoe
Davies, A. V. (Lancaster, Royton) Hutchison, G. A. C.(Midl'n & Peebles) Reid, Captain A. S. C. (Warrington)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Remnant, Sir James
Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Jacob, A. E. Rice, Sir Frederick
Doyle, Sir N. Grattan James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Drewe, C. Jephcott, A. R. Roberts, E. H. G. (Flint)
Eden, Captain Anthony Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Ropner, Major L.
Edwards, John H. (Accrington) Kidd, J. (Linlithgow) Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A.
Elliot, Captain Walter E. Kindersley, Major G, M. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Elveden, Viscount King, Captain Henry Douglas Salmon, Major I.
England, Colonel A. Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Lamb, J. Q. Sandeman, A. Stewart
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Col. George R. Sanders, Sir Robert A.
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Sanderson, Sir Frank
Fanshawe, Commander G. D. Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Fermoy, Lord Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Savery, S. S.
Fielden, E. B. Loder, J. de V. Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. Mel. (Renfrew, W)
Finburgh, S. Lougher, L. Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Fleming, D. P. Lowe, Sir Francis William Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Ford, P. J. Lucas-Tooth, Sir H. V. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ. Belfst)
Forestier-Walker, L. Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Skelton, A. N.
Forrest, W. Lumley, L. R. Slaney, Major P. Kenyon
Foxcroft, Captain C. T. MacAndrew, Charles Glen Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Fraser, Captain Ian McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Frece, Sir Walter de MacIntyre, Ian Smithers, Waldron
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Spender Clay, Colonel H.
Ganzoni, Sir John McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Sprot, Sir Alexander
Gates, Percy MacRobert, Alexander M. Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.)
Gee, Captain R. Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Makins, Brigadier-General E. Stanley, Hon. O. F. G.(Westm'eland)
Glyn, Major R. G. C. Malone, Major P. B. Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Grace, John Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Greenwood, William (Stockport) Margesson, Captain D. Styles, Captain H. Walter
Grenfell, Edward C. (City of London) Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid
Gretton, Colonel John Mason, Lieut.-Col. Glyn K. Tasker, Major R. Inigo
Grotrian, H. Brent Meller, R. J. Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Meyer, Sir Frank Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Croydon, S.)
Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Tinne, J. A.
Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Moore, Sir Newton J. Turton, Edmund Russborough
Harrison, G. J. C. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Ward, Lt.-Col. A.L.(Kingston-on-Hull)
Hartington, Marquess of Moreing, Captain A. H. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Warrender, Sir Victor
Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Haslam, Henry C. Murchison, C. K. Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisie)
Hawke, John Anthony Nall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph Watts, Dr. T.
Henderson, Capt. R. R.(Oxf'd, Henley) Nelson, Sir Frank Wells, S. R.
Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Neville, R. J. White, Lieut.-Colonel G. Dairymple
Henn, Sir Sydney H. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield) Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Henniker-Hughan, Vice-Adm. Sir A. Nuttall, Ellis Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) O'Connor, T. J, (Bedford, Luton) Windsor-Cilve, Lieut.-Colonel George
Herbert, S. (York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by) Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Hilton, Cecil Pennefather, Sir John Wise, Sir Fredric
Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Penny, Frederick George Wolmer, Viscount
Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Womersley, W. J.
Holland, Sir Arthur Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome) Wood, Sir Kingsley (Woolwich, W.).
Holt, Captain H. P. Pilcher, G. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Homan, C. W. J. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Hopkins, J. W. W. Price, Major C. W. M. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Howard, Capt. Hon. D. (Climb., N.) Radford, E. A.
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Raine, W. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hudson, R. S. (Cumb'l'nd, Whiteh'n) Ramsden, E. Colonel Gibbs and Major Sir Harry
Huntingfield, Lord Rawlinson, Rt. Hon. John Fredk. Peel Barnston.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Charleton. H. C. Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Cluse, W. S. Griffiths, T. (Monmouth. Pontypool)
Attlee, Clement Richard Compton, Joseph Groves, T.
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Connolly, M. Grundy, T. W.
Barnes, A. Cove, W. G. Guest, J. (York, Hermsworth)
Barr, J. Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Guest, Dr. L. Haden (Southwark, N.)
Batey, Joseph Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Hall, F. (York, W R. Normanton)
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Day, Colonel Harry Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)
Broad, F. A. Dennison, R. Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)
Bromfield, William Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Hardie, George D.
Bromley, J. Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Harris, Percy A.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Gillett, George M. Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Graham, Rt. Hon-Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Hayday, Arthur
Cape, Thomas Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Hayes, John Henry
Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Ponsonby, Arthur Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Potts, John S. Thurtle, E.
Hore-Belisha, Leslie Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Riley, Ben Varley, Frank B.
Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Ritson, J. Viant, S. P.
John, William (Rhondda, West) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O.(W. Bromwich) Wallhead, Richard C.
Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell) Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Robinson, W.C. (Yorks, W.R., Elland) Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Kelly, W. T. Salter, Dr. Alfred Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Kennedy, T. Scrymgeour, E. Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Scurr, John Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Kenyon, Barnet Sexton, James Westwood, J.
Lansbury, George Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston) Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J.
Lee, F. Shiels, Dr. Drummond Whiteley, W.
Lindley, F. W. Short, Alfred (Wednesbury) Wignall, James
Lowth, T. Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness) Williams, David (Swansea, East)
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R.(Aberavon) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe) Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
March, S. Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Maxton, James Smith, Rennie (Penistone) Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Montague, Frederick Snell, Harry Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Morris, R. H. Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe) Windsor, Walter
Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Stamford, T.W. Wright, W.
Naylor, T. E. Stephen, Campbell
Oliver, George Harold Stewart, J. (St. Rollox) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Owen, Major G. Sutton, J. E. Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr.
Palin, John Henry Taylor, R. A. Warne.
Paling, W. Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro, W.)

Question, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question," put, and agreed to