HC Deb 10 December 1925 vol 189 cc665-9

May I ask, first of all, what business the Government propose to take to-night, in the event of the Eleven o'Clock Rule being suspended?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Commander Eyres Monsell)

We. propose to take the Committee stage of the two Supplementary Estimates, and, I understand, it is the general wish of the House that we should proceed with the Land Settlement (Facilities) Amendment Bill. If so, we should ask the House to take the Second Reading to-night.


It is proposed to take both the Votes to-day? Then may I ask what business it is proposed to take next, week?


Monday and Tuesday: The remaining stages of the Safeguarding of Industries (Customs Duties) Bill.

Wednesday and Thursday: We propose to allot the remainder of the Sittings on Wednesday and Thursday, after the Consolidation Fund Bill has been disposed of, and if all stages of the Safeguarding of Industries Bill have been previously completed, to the Opposition for the discussion of various questions.

Friday: The Business will be announced later.

Captain BENN

Does that mean that a specific Motion will be discussed, or a general Motion for Adjournment?


I think we will leave it to the Opposition to decide which is more convenient to them.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any idea when the House is likely to rise for Christmas?


I am afraid I cannot accurately state that now. but I hope before Christmas.

Captain BENN

Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly bear in mind that there may be subjects, such as Scottish Pensions, which are not covered by Votes; and, therefore, it might be an advantage to private Back Bench Members to have general matters discussed at the same time.


I am sure we can arrange that satisfactorily.


Is it proposed to go on with the Scottish Education Bill?


I think that depends on the wish of Scotland in the matter.


Will there be an opportunity to discuss outstanding Scottish questions?


I am afraid that is very unlikely.


Could the right hon. Gentleman curtail the Christmas holidays somewhat, so as to give time?

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on Government Business he exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order

(Sittings of the House." —[Commander Eyres Monsell.]

The House divided: Ayes, 222; Noes, 113.

Division No. 476.] AYES. [4.5 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Finburgh, S. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W.G.(Ptrsf'd.)
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T Forestier-Walker, L. Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Albery, Irving James Forrest, W. Nuttall. Ellis
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool. W. Derby) Foxcroft, Captain C. T. Oakley, T.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Frece, Sir Walter de Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Apsley, Lord Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Gates, Percy Pease, William Edwin
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. W. Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Pennefather, Sir John
Atholl, Duchess of Gee, Captain R. Penny, Frederick George
Banks, Reginald Mitchell Gilmour, Colonel Rt. Hon. Sir John Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Barclay-Harvey C. M. Glyn, Major R. G. C. Philipson, Mabel
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Grace, John Pielou, D. P.
Barnston, Major Sir Harry Grant, J. A. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Preston, William
Benn, sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Greene, W. P. Crawford Price, Major C. W. M.
Berry, Sir George Grotrian, H. Brent Radford, E A.
Betterton, Henry B. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Raine, W.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Ramsden, E..
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Remnant, Sir James
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Rhys, Hon. c. A. U.
Boothby, R. J. G. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Harland, A. Salmon, Major I.
Brass, Captain W. Harrison, G. J. C. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Brassey, Sir Leonard Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Sandeman, A. Stewart
Bridgeman Rt. Hon. William Clive Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Sanderson, sir Frank
Briggs, J. Harold Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle) Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Briscoe. Richard George Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur p. Savery, S, S.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Shaw, Capt. W. w. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Hills, Major John Walter Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ., Belf'st.)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Hilton, Cecil Skelton, A. N.
Buckingham, Sir H. Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon, Sir S. J. G. Slaney, Major p. Kenyon
Bullock, Captain M. Hong, Rt. Hon. Sir D.(St. Marylebone) Smith, R. W. (Aherd'n & Kinc'dine. C.)
Burman, J. B. Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hopkins, J. W. W. Smithers. Waldron
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Horlick, Lieut.-Colonel J. N. Spender Clay, Colonel H.
Campbell, E. T. Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Sprot, Sir Alexander
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hume, Sir G. H. Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.)
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Huntingfield, Lord Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. sir Evelyn (Aston) Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Steel, Major Samuel Strang
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Jacob. A. E. Storry Deans, R.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N, (Ladywood) James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Streatfeild, Captain S. R.
Chapman, Sir S. Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Tasker, Major R. Inigo
Chilcott, Sir Warden Kidd, J. (Linlithgow) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Christie, J. A. King, Captain Henry Douglas Tinne, J. A.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Lamb, J. Q. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Clarry, Reginald George Lane-Fox, Colonel George R. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Clayton, G. C. Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Waddington, R.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th) Wallace, Captain O. E.
Couper, J. B. Loder, J. de V. Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. Sir George L. Lord, Walter Greaves- Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Cowan, Sir Win. Henry (Islington, N.) Luce, Major-Gen, Sir Richard Harman Watson, sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Craig, Ernest (Chester, Crewe) Lumley, L. R. Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Mac Andrew, Charles Glen Watts, Dr. T.
Crook, C. W. McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus Wells, S. R.
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Macintyre, Ian White, Unit.-Colonel G. Dairymple
Crookshank, Cpt. H.(Lindsey, Gainsbro) McLean, Major A. Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Curzon, Captain Viscount Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Williams. C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham)
Dalkeith. Earl of McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Dean Arthur Wellesley Macquisten, F. A. Winder-dive. Lieut.-Colonel George
Drewe, C. Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Wise, Sir Fredric
Edmondson. Major A. J. Margesson, Captain D. Womersley, W. J.
Edwards. John H. (Accrington) Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Wood, S. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Elliot Captain Walter E. Meyer, Sir Frank Wood, E. (Chesfr, Stalyb'ge & Hyde)
Elved'en, Viscount Milne, J. S. Wardlaw- Wood, Sir Kinqsley (Woolwich, W,).
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Worthington-Evans. Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Everard, W. Lindsay Murchison. C. K.
Fairfax Captain J. G. Nail, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Falle Sir Bertram G. Nelson, Sir Frank Commander B. Eyres Mousell and
Fermoy, Lord Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Colonel Gibbs.
Fielden, E. B.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Harney, E. A. Scrymgeour, E.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Scurr, John
Ammon, Charles George Hayes, John Henry Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Baker, Walter Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury;
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Barnes, A. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Smith, H. 8. Lees- (Keighley)
Barr, J. Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Batey, Joseph Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Snell, Harry
Bonn Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Kelly, W. T. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charts W. Kennedy, T. Spencer, G. A. (Broxtowe)
Briant, Frank Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Stamford, T. W.
Broad, F. A. Lansbury, George Stephen, Campbell
Bromley, J. Lawson, John James Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Cape, Thomas Lee, F. Sutton, J. E.
Cluse, W. S. Livingstone, A. M. Taylor, B. A.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Lunn, William Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Compton, Joseph MacLaren, Andrew Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro. W.)
Connolly, M. McLean, Major A. Thurtle, E.
Cove, W. G. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Tinker, John Joseph
Dalton, Hugh March, S. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Montague, Frederick Walsh. Rt. Hon. Stephen
Day, Colonel Harry Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Dennison, R. Murnin, H. Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Dunnico. H. Naylor, T. E. Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Oliver, George Harold Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Fenby, T. D. Paling, W. Weir, L. M.
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Welsh, J. C.
Gibbins, Joseph Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Gillett, George M. Ponsonby, Arthur Williams, T. (York. Don Valley)
Gosling, Harry Potts, John S. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Riley, Ben Windsor, Walter
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Ritson, J. Wright, W.
Grundy, T. W. Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W.R., Elland)
Hall, C. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Rose, Frank H. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Saklatvala, Shapurji Mr. Warne and Mr. Charles
Hardie, George D. Salter, Dr. Alfred Edwards.

Question put, and agreed to.