HC Deb 15 December 1925 vol 189 cc1204-7

May I ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement in regard to the business to be taken to-night and on the remaining days of this Session? May I also ask whether we can be informed to-day as to the day on which the new Session will begin next year?


With regard to to-night, I have put down a Motion to suspend the Eleven o'clock Rule in the event of the Committee stage of the Safeguarding of Industries (Customs Duties) Bill not being completed, solely for the purpose of obtaining the Committee stage of the Land Settlement (Facilities) Amendment Bill. I understand there is no controversy about that Measure, and there are no Amendments on the Paper, and I hope it will be got through in good time,

With regard to the business for the rest of the week, to-morrow we shall take the Third Reading of the Safeguarding of Industries (Customs Duties) Bill; the Third Reading of the Land Settlement (Facilities) Amendment Bill; the Report stage and Third Reading of the Government of India (Civil Services) Bill [Lords]; the Report and Third Reading of the Education (Scotland) Bill, and other Orders, if any

Thursday: The Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, and, at the conclusion of that stage, the major part of the Opposition will initiate a Debate on Education.

Friday: The Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, and if that is finished in time, the other party in Opposition will initiate a Debate on Housing.

Monday: The Lords Amendments to the various Bills which have passed this House, and other business necessary to clear up the work of the Session.

I do not think I can say definitely the date of the commencement of the new Session, but I think, probably, it will be the 2nd February.


With regard to the business on Monday, does the Prime Minister consider that the Lords Amendments will be available in time to afford private Members an opportunity of raising questions on which they are specially interested?


If that happens, I think it will be a question whether it will be more convenient for the House either to Debate or prorogue.

Captain BENN

With regard to the business for to-morrow, would it be possible to give the Scottish Education Bill a better position. It has been put last on the list, and as the right hon. Gentleman is aware, most Scottish business has been pushed into untimely hours?


I do not think anyone can say that we have neglected Scottish business. I do not think there is anything in the Scottish Bill which would cause a prolonged discussion.


Will it be possible, in the discussion on housing, for the Scottish Members to get an opportunity of raising the distinctive Scottish position in regard to the extra £40 subsidy?


Of course, that is a matter which rests with the House.


Do we understand that the Forestry Bill will not be proceeded with?


That is so.

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, 232; Noes, 119.

Division No. 488.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Harrison, G. J. C.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Hartington, Marquess of
Ainsworth, Major Charles Crookshank, Cpt. H.(Lindsey, Gainsbro) Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington)
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) Curzon, Captain Viscount Harvey, Majors. E. (Devon, Totnes)
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Davidson, J.(Hertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd) Haslam, Henry C.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Davies, Dr. Vernon Hawke, John Anthony
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. W. Dixey, A. C. Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon, Stanley Drewe, C. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley)
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Duckworth, John Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle)
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Eden, Captain Anthony Hennessy, Major J. R. G.
Barnston, Major Sir Harry Elliot, Captain Walter E. Herbert, S.(York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by)
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Elveden, Viscount Hills, Major John Walter
Berry, Sir George England, Colonel A. Hilton, Cecil
Betterton, Henry B. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Holt, Captain H. P.
Blades, Sir George Rowland Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.)
Blundell, F. N. Everard, W. Lindsay Hope, Sir Harry (Forfar)
Boothby, R. J. G. Fairfax, Captain J. G. Hopkins, J. W. W.
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Falle, Sir Bertram G. Howard, Captain Hon. Donald
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Fermoy, Lord Hudson, R. S. (Cumberl'nd, Whiteh'n)
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Fielden, E. B. Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl's)
Brassey, Sir Leonard Fleming, D. P. Jacob, A. E.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Forestier-Walker, Sir L. James, Lieut.-Colonel Han. Cuthbert
Briggs, J. Harold Forrest, W. Jephcott, A. R.
Briscoe, Richard George Fraser, Captain Ian Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington)
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Kennedy, A. R. (Preston)
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Ganzoni Sir John King, Captain Henry Douglas
Brown, Maj. D.C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Gates, Percy Kinloch Cooke, Sir Clement
Bullock, Captain M. Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Knox, Sir Alfred
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Gee, Captain R. Lamb, J. Q.
Burman, J. B. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon, Sir John Lane-Fox, Colonel George R.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Glyn, Major R. G. C. Lister, Cunliffe-. Rt. Hon. Sir Philip
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Goff, Sir Park Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green)
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Grace, John Locker-Lampson, Com. O.(Handsw'th)
Campbell, E. T. Grant, J. A. Lumley, L. R.
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Lynn, Sir R. J.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Greene, W. P. Crawford MacAndrew, Charles Glen
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Grotrian, H. Brent Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Christie, J. A. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Gunston, Captain D. W. Macintyre, Ian
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Hacking, Captain Douglas H. McLean, Major A.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm
Cohen, Major J. Brunei Hall, Vice-Admiral Sir R.(Eastbourne) McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John.
Cope, Major William Hall, Capt. W. O'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel-
Couper, J. B. Hanbury, C. Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islington, N) Hannon Patrick Joseph Henry Malone, Major P. B.
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Harland, A. Margesson, Captain D.
Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Meyer, Sir Frank Remnant, Sir James Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Waddington, R.
Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Salmon, Major I. Wallace, Captain D. E.
Moore, Sir Newton J. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Ward, Lt.-Col. A.L.(Kingston-on-Hull)
Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Sandeman, A. Stewart Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Morrison, H (Wilts, Salisbury) Sanders, Sir Robert A. Warrender, Sir Victor
Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Sandon, Lord Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Murchison, C. K. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D. Watson, sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Nelson, Sir Frank Savery, S. S. Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y) Watts, Dr. T.
Nicholson, O (Westminster) Sheffield, Sir Berkeley Wells, S. R
Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G.(Ptrsf'ld.) Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down) Wheler, Major Granville C. H.
Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Skelton, A. N. Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Nuttall, Ellis Slaney, Major P. Kenyon Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Oakley, T. Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C) Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Oman, Sir Charles William C. Smithers, Waldron Wilson. R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Spender Clay, Colonel H. Winby, Colonel L. P.
Pease, William Edwin Sprot, Sir Alexander Windsor-Clive,. Lieut.-Colonel George
Pennefather, Sir John Stanley, Lord (Fylde) Wise, Sir Fredric
Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Steel, Major Samuel Strang Womersley, W. J.
Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H. Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome) Streatfeild, Captain S. R. Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'ge & Hyde)
Pielou, D. P. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C. Wood, Sir Kingsley (Woolwich, W.)
Plicher, G. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Wragg, Herbert
Preston. William Templeton, W. P. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Price, Major C. W. M. Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Radford, E. A. Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Raine, W. Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell Commander B. Eyres Monsell and
Ramsden, E. Tinne, J. A. Colonel Gibbs.
Rawson, Alfred Cooper Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Grundy, T. W. Salter, Dr. Alfred
Alexander. A. V (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Guest, J. (York, W. R., Hemsworth) Sexton, James
Ammon, Charles George Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hamilton. Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Baker, Walter Hardie, George D. Slesser, Sir Henry H.
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Smillie, Robert
Barnes, A. Henderson, T. (Glasgow). Smith, H B. Lees (Keighley)
Barr, J. Hirst, G. H. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Batey, Joseph Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Snell, Harry
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Snowden, R . Hon. Philip
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. John, William (Rhondda. West) Stamford, T. W.
Briant, Frank Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Stephen, Campbell
Broad, F. A. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Bromley, J. Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Sutton. J. E.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Kennedy, T. Taylor, R. A.
Buchanan, G. Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Cape, Thomas Kirk wood, D Thomas, Sir Hobert John (Anglesey)
Charleton, H. C. Lee, F. Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro. W.)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Livingstone. A. M. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Collins. Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Lunn, William Thurtle, E.
Connolly, M. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R.(Aberavon) Tinker, John Joseph
Cove, W. G. MacLaren, Andrew Townend, A E.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) March, S. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Dalton, Hugh Montague, Frederick Varley, Frank B.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Morris, R. H. Viant, S. P.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Day, Colonel Harry Murnin, H. Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Dennison, R. Naylor, T. E Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Dunnico, H. Oliver. George Harold Westwood, J.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Paling, W. Whiteley, W.
Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L. Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Gillett, George M. Ponsonby, Arthur Williams, Dr. J. H. (Lianelly)
Gosling, Harry Potts, John S. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Graham, D. M, (Lanark, Hamilton) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le Spring) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Riley, Ben Windsor, Walter
Greenall, T. Ritson, J.
Greenwood, A (Nelson and Colne) Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Rose. Frank H. Mr. Warne and Mr. Hayes.
Groves, T. Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter