HC Deb 04 August 1925 vol 187 cc1165-9

Can the Prime Minister tell us if any arrangement has been come to about the business on Friday?


I understand it has been arranged through the usual channels that on Friday the necessary business in connection with the Coal Mines Supplementary Estimate shall be treated as formal, and it is hoped that we may obtain the Third Reading of the Appropriation Bill by about three o'clock, after which the Adjournment Motion will be moved.


May I ask a question of which I have not given private notice, namely, when we are going to have the White Paper about the financial effects of the settlement?


I hope it will be ready to-morrow. I will let the right hon. Gentleman know later in the afternoon. It is in course of preparation now.


I suppose my right hon. Friend is aware that it is very essential we should have it in our hands to-morrow.




Until what hour is it proposed to sit on Friday?


I should propose, obviously, to suspend the Rule, but I hope the various parties in the House will come to some decision to help us, as to what hour they think would be a fitting hour at which to end our proceedings. I do not know whether hon. Members would wish the House to sit until 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock at night, but if an hour can be arrived at by general agreement I propose to insert that hour in a Motion which I shall put down on Friday.

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, 236; Noes, 105.

Division No. 345.] AYES. [3.39 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Cautley, Sir Henry S. Elveden, Viscount
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Cazalet, Captain Victor A. England, Colonel A.
Ainsworth, Major Charles Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.)
Albery, Irving James Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Everard, W. Lindsay
Allen. J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Fairfax, Captain J. G.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Chapman, Sir S. Falle, Sir Bertram G.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Christie, J. A. Fanshawe, Commander G. D.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Fermoy, Lord
Atholl, Duchess of Clayton, G. C. Fielden, E. B.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Finburgh, S.
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Fleming, D. P.
Balniel, Lord Cope, Major William Ford, P. J.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Couper, J. B. Forrest, W.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W Courtauld, Major J. S. Foxcroft, Captain C. T.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islington, N.) Gadie, Lieut.-Col. Anthony
Berry, Sir George Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Galbraith, J. F. W.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Crook, C. W. Ganzoni, Sir John
Boothby, R. J. G. Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Gates, Percy
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton
Bowater, Sir T. Vansittart Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Cunliffe, Joseph Herbert Glyn, Major R. G. C.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Curzon, Captain Viscount Goff, Sir Park
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Davidson, J,(Hertf'd, Hemel Hempsf'd) Grace, John
Briggs, J. Harold Davies, A. V. (Lancaster, Royton) Greene, W. P. Crawford
Briscoe, Richard George Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.
Brocklebank, C. E. R Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) Gunston, Captain D. W.
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Dawson, Sir Philip Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C.(Berks, Newb'y) Dean, Arthur Wellesley Hall, Vice-Admiral Sir R. (Eastbourne)
Buckingham, Sir H. Doyle, Sir N. Grattan Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.)
Burman, J. B. Drewe, C. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Burton, Colonel H. W. Edwards, John H. (Accrington) Harrison, G. J. C.
Campbell, E. T. Elliot, Captain Walter E. Hartington, Marquess of
Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Manningham-Buller, sir Mervyn Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Margesson, Captain D. Shepperson, E. W.
Haslam, Henry C. Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Skelton, A. N.
Hawke, John Anthony Meyer, Sir Frank Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Milne, J. S. Wardlaw- Smithers, Waldron
Henn, Sir Sydney H. Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden) Sprot, Sir Alexander
Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.)
Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Holland, Sir Arthur Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Steel, Major Samuel Strang
Holt, Captain H. P. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Homan, C. W. J. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Strickland, Sir Gerald
Hopkins, J. W. W. Murchison, C. K. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Nail, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph Styles, Captain H. Walter
Horlick, Lieut.-Colonel J. N. Nelson, Sir Frank Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid
Hudson, Capt. A.U.M. (Hackney, N.) Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Hume, Sir G. H. Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Templeton, W. P.
Hurd, Percy A. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G.(Ptrsf'ld.) Thompson, Luke (Sunderland
Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl's) Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Nuttall, Ellis Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh Tryon, Rt. Hon George Clement
Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Pennefather, sir John Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Jacob, A. E. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Waddington, R.
James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Perkins, Colonel E. K. Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)
Jephcott, A. R. Peering, William George Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Waterhouse, Captain Charles
King, Captain Henry Douglas Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome) Wells, S. R.
Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Philipson, Mabel White, Lieut.-Colonel G. Dairymple
Knox, Sir Alfred Power, Sir John Cecil Wiggins, William Martin
Lamb, J. Q. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Col. George R. Preston, William Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Price, Major C. W. M. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Radford, E. A. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Looker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Raine, W. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Loder, J. de V. Ramsden, E. Wise, Sir Fredric
Lougher, L. Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington) Wolmer, Viscount
Lowe, Sir Francis William Remer, J. R. Womersley, W. J.
Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Rice, Sir Frederick Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Lumley, L. R. Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y) Wood, Rt. Hon. E. (York, W.R., Ripon)
MacAndrew, Charles Glen Roberts, E. H. G. (Flint) Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'ge & Hyde)
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A. Wood, Sir Kingsley (Woolwich, W.).
McLean, Major A. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Macmillan, Captain H. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Sandeman, A. Stewart
MacRobert, Alexander M. Sanders, Sir Robert A. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Sanderson, Sir Frank Colonel Gibbs and Major Sir Harry Barnston.
Malone, Major P. B. Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Harris, Percy A. Paling, W.
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Potts, John S.
Baker, Walter Hayday, Arthur Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley) Riley, Ben
Barr, J. Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Ritson, J.
Batey, Joseph Hirst, G. H. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Hirst, W. (Bradford. South) Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland)
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hore-Belisha, Leslie Rose, Frank H.
Bromley, J. Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Scrymgeour, E.
Buchanan, G. John, William (Rhondda, West) Sexton, James
Charleton, H. C. Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Slivertown) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Connolly, M. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Snell, Harry
Crawfurd, H. E. Kelly, W. T. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Dalton, Hugh Kennedy, T. Stamford, T. W.
Day, Colonel Harry Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Stephen, Campbell
Dennison, R. Kenyon, Barnet Sutton, J. E.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Kirkwood, D. Taylor, R. A.
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Lansbury, George Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Gibbins, Joseph Lee, F. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Gosling, Harry Livingstone, A. M. Tinker, John Joseph
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Lunn, William Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Greenall, T. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Wallhead, Richard C.
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Mackinder, W. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermilne)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Groves, T. March, S. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Grundy, T. W. Montague, Frederick Welsh, J. C.
Guest, J. (York, Hemsworth) Morris, R. H. Westwood, J.
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J.
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Murnin, H. Whiteley, W.
Harney, E. A. Naylor, T. E. Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Williams, T. (York, Don Valley) Windsor, Walter Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr. Hayes.
Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe) Wright, W.

First Resolution read a Second time.

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