HC Deb 12 March 1925 vol 181 cc1525-9

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer indicate what will he the business for next week?


On Monday we shall move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on Army Estimates and consider Vote A and Vote on Account in Committee.

Tuesday: We shall take the British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill, Report stage, and Committee stage of the necessary Supplementary Estimate; Army Votes, Report stage; and Trade Facilities Bill, Committee. At 8.15 p.m. there will be a Private Member's Motion.

Wednesday: We shall take the British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill, Third Reading; the Former Enemy Allens Bill, Second Reading; the Report stage of outstanding Supplementary Estimates; the Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Money Resolution, Report stage. At 8.15 p.m. there will be a Private Member's Motion.

Thursday: We shall move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on Navy Estimates, and consider Votes A, 1, 10, and 2 in Committee.

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

It may be necessary occasionally to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule, to ensure that the necessary Supply and other business shall be obtained before the 31st of March.


In reference to Monday, there is an Amendment by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Basingstoke (Sir A. Holbrook), which is supported by hon. Members of all parties, dealing with pensions to ex-ranker officers. Can my right hon. Friend tell the House whether the Government intend to leave the decision on that question to the free vote of the House


I do not think that the right hon. Gentleman should put that question at this moment without notice.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether Government time can be given to the discussion of the London Traffic (Restricted Streets) Order, which is the first Order made under the London Traffic Act? It is retrospective in character, dating back to January, and affects a great number of interests besides the interest of the travelling public. Is it not sufficiently important to warrant a discussion in Government time so that proper publicity may be given to the discussion?


I am afraid it is not possible to alter the present arrangements.


I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter to-night.


Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to take any further Estimates to-night except the Report stage of the Air Estimates?


No, Sir, it is not proposed to take any further Estimates to-night.

Motion made, and Question put, That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, the Proceedings on Report of Supply may be taken this day after Eleven of the Clock, and be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Churchill.]

The House divided: Ayes, 228; Noes, 114.

Division No. 37.] AYES. [3.52 p.m.
Albery, Irving James Glyn, Major R. G. C. Nuttall, Ellis
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Greene, W. P. Crawford Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. (Bristol, N.) Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Owen, Major G.
Astor, Viscountess Gunston, Captain D. W. Pease, William Edwin
Atholl, Duchess of Hammersley, S. S. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Atkinson, C. Hanbury, C. Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Balniel, Lord Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Harrison, G. J. C. Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Beamish, Captain T. P. H. Hartington, Marquess of Phillpson, Mabel
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Power, Sir John Cecil
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Berry, Sir George Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Price, Major C. W. M.
Bethell, A. Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle) Radford, E. A.
Betterton, Henry B. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Raine, W.
Blundell, F. N. Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Ramsden, E.
Boothby, R. J. G. Henniker-Hughan, Vice-Adm. Sir A. Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Hilton, Cecil Remnant, Sir James
Brass, Captain W. Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Briscoe, Richard George Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Brittain, Sir Harry Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Roberts, E. H. G. (Flint)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Holland, Sir Arthur Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Holt, Capt. H. P. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Buckingham, Sir H. Homan, C. W. J. Salmon, Major I.
Bullock, Captain M. Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Hope, Sir Harry (Forfar) Sandeman, A. Stewart
Burman, J. B. Hopkins, J. W. W. Sanders, Sir Robert A.
Burney, Lieut.-Com. Charles D. Horlick, Lieut. Colonel J. N. Sanderson, Sir Frank
Burton, Colonel H. W. Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Savery, S. S.
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hudson, R. S. (Cumberl'nd, Whiteh'n) Shaw, R. G. (Yorks, W.R., Sowerby)
Calne, Gordon Hall Hume, Sir G. H. Shaw, Lt.-Col, A. D. Mel. (Renfrew, W)
Campbell, E. T. Huntingfield, Lord Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hurd, Percy A. Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Hurst, Gerald B. Skelton, A. N.
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl's) Slaney, Major P. Kenyon
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Christie, J. A. Jacob, A. E. Smithers, Waldron
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Jephcott, A. R. Spender Clay, Colonel H.
Clarry, Reginald George Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Sprot, Sir Alexander
Cobb, Sir Cyril Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Kidd, J. (Linlithgow) Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Kindersley, Major Guy M. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Cohen, Major J. Brunel King, Captain Henry Douglas Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Cooper, A. Duff Knox, Sir Alfred Sugden, Sir Wilfrid
Cope, Major William Lamb, J. Q. Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Courtauld, Major J. S. Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Col. George R. Tasker, Major R. Inigo
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Templeton, W. P.
Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islington, N.) Lloyd, Rt. Hn. Sir G.(E Sussex, E'stb'ne) Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Crook, C. W. Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Thomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Croydon, S.)
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Loder, J. de V. Tinne, J. A.
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Looker, Herbert William Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Cunliffe, Joseph Herbert Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Turton, Edmund Russborough
Curzon, Captain Viscount Lumley, L. R. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Dalkeith, Earl of Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Wallace, Captain D. E.
Davidson, Major-General Sir J. H. Macdonald, R. (Glasgow, Cathcart) Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L.(Kingston-on-Hull)
Davies, A. V. (Lancaster, Royton) McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Dawson, Sir Philip Macintyre, Ian Warrender, Sir Victor
Drewe, C. McLean, Major A. Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Eden, Captain Anthony McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Wells, S. R.
Edmondson, Major A. J. Macquisten, F. A. Wheler, Major Granville C. H.
Edwards, John H. (Accrington) Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Ellis, R. G. Margesson, Captain D. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Elveden, Viscount Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Meller, R. J. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Everard, W. Lindsay Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Wise, Sir Fredric
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Wolmor, Viscount
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Fanshawe, Commander G. D. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Wood, Rt. Hon. E. (York, W.R., Ripon)
Fermoy, Lord Nall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph Wood, E.(Chest'r, Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Finburgh, S. Nelson, Sir Frank Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Forrest, W. Neville, R. J. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Gadie, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Galbraith, J. F. W. Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Colonel Gibbs and Captain Douglas
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Attlee, Clement Richard Barnes, A.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Barr, J.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Batey, Joseph
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Hirst, G. H. Salter, Dr, Alfred
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Scrymgeour, E.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Scurr, John
Bromfield, William Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel John, William (Rhondda, West) Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Cluse, W. S. Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Jones, J. J. (West Hans, Silvertown) Snell, Harry
Connally, M. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Crawfurd, H. E. Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe)
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Kelly, W. T. Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Kennedy, T. Sutton, J. E.
Day, Colonel Harry Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Taylor, R. A.
Dennison, R. Kenyon, Barnet Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro, W.)
Duncan, C. Lansbury, George Thurtle, E.
Dunnico, H. Lawson, John James Tinker, John Joseph
Edwards, C. (Monmouth. Bedwellty) Livingstone, A. M. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Lowth, T. Varley, Frank B.
Fisher, Rt. Hen. Herbert A. L. Lunn, William Viant, S. P.
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Wallhead, Richard C.
Gillett, George M. MacLaren, Andrew Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) March, S. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Greenall, T. Maxton, James Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Grenfell, D. R, (Glamorgan) Montague, Frederick Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J.
Groves, T. Murnin, H. Whiteley, W.
Grundy, T. W. Naylor, T. E. Wignall, James
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Palin, John Henry Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Paling, W. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Hardie, George D. Potts, John S. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Harney, E. A. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Harris, Percy A. Riley, Ben Wright, W.
Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Ritson, J. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hayes, John Henry Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland)
Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Rose, Frank H. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr.