HC Deb 19 March 1925 vol 181 cc2479-83

May I ask, first of all, what Orders the Government propose to take after suspending the 11 o'clock Rule to-day?


The Orders which it is necessary to get at this time of the year under the financial arrangements—the Navy Votes, that is, to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair, and Votes A, 1, 10 and 2 in Committee; the Ways and Means Resolution, which the right hon. Gentleman knows is purely formal, and the Third Reading of the Trade Facilities Bill.


Will the right hon. Gentleman inform us when he intends to proceed with the Forestry Bill, which has disappeared from the Order Paper for the past week?


I cannot answer that question at all definitely, but we hope to make progress with it before the Adjournment for Easter.


Might we know what business is intended to be taken next week, and, at the same time, would it be convenient to make any announcement about Easter?


Monday, we shall consider the Navy and Army Estimates on the Report stage.

Tuesday, Consolidated Fund Bill, Second Reading. A Debate will take place on the Geneva Protocol.

Wednesday, Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions (Continuance) Bill; Continuation and conclusion of the Debate on the Second Reading, and, if time permit, other Orders on the Paper. At 8.15 p.m., Private Members' Motions.

Thursday, Lords Amendments to the British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill. Consolidated Fund Bill, Third Reading.

In order to allow an uninterrupted Debate on Tuesday next, on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill, I propose to put down a Motion to take Private Members' time that evening.

With regard to the Easter Holidays, we propose taking the Adjournment on Thursday, 9th April, and I hope it may not be necessary to ask the House to reassemble until Tuesday, the 28th.


May I ask whether the Budget will be taken on the day of reassembly?


As at present advised, yes.


Is the House to understand that the right hon. Gentleman expects to get the Third Reading of the Trade Facilities Bill to-night?



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, 281: Noes, 133.

Division No. 51.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Eden, Captain Anthony Loder, J. de V.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Edmondson, Major A. J. Looker, Herbert William
Ainsworth, Major Charles Edwards, John H. (Accrington) Lougher, L.
Albery, Irving James Ellis, R. G. Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere
Alexander, Sir Wm. (Glasgow, Cent'l) Elvedon, Viscount Luce, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Harman
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) England, Colonel A. Lumley, L. R.
Allen, Lieut.-Col. Sir William James Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) MacAndrew, Charles Glen
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Everard, W. Lindsay MacIntyre, Ian
Astor, Viscountess Fairfax, Captain J. G. Macmillan, Captain H.
Atholl, Duchess of Falle, Sir Bertram G. McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John
Atkinson, C. Fanshawe, Commander G. D. Macquisten, F. A.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Fermoy, Lord MacRobert, Alexander M.
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Fielden, E. B. Maitland, Sir Arthur D. steel
Balniel, Lord Finburgh, S. Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Fleming, D. P. Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn
Barnston, Major Sir Harry Forestier-Walker, L. Margesson, Captain D.
Beamish, Captain T. P. H. Forrest, W. Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Fraser, Captain Ian Meyer, Sir Frank
Bellairs, Commander Cariyon W. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Milne, J. S. Wardlaw
Berry, Sir George Gadie, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark)
Bethell, A. Gates, Percy Mitchell, Sir w. Lane (Streatham)
Betterton, Henry B. Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Gee, Captain R. Moore, Sir Newton J.
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Blades, Sir George Rowland Glyn, Major R. G. C. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury)
Blundell, F. N. Goff, Sir Park Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Gower, Sir Robert Murchison, C. K.
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Grace, John Nelson, Sir Frank
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A Grant, J. A. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Brass, Captain W. Greene, W. P. Crawford Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Gretton, Colonel John Nuttall, Ellis
Briggs, J. Harold Grotrian, H. Brent Oakley, T,
Briscoe, Richard George Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Brittain, Sir Harry Gunston, Captain D. W. Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Pease, William Edwin
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Pennefather, Sir John
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Hammersley, S. S. Penny, Frederick George
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Hanbury, C. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Buckingham, Sir H. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Harland, A. Perring, William George
Burman, J. B. Harrison, G. J. C. Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Burney, Lieut.-Com. Charles D. Hartington, Marquess of Philipson, Mabel
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Pitcher, G.
Caine, Gordon Hall Haslam, Henry C. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Campbell, E. T. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Price, Major C. W. M.
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Radford, E. A.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Henn, Sir Sydney H. Ralne, W.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Ramsden, E.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord H. (Ox. Univ.) Henniker-Hughan, Vice-Adm. Sir A. Rawlinson. Rt. Hon. John Fredk. Peel
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Herbert, S. (York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by) Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Hilton, Cecil Remnant, Sir James
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Christie, J. A. Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Holland, Sir Arthur Roberts, E. H. G. (Flint)
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Holt, Capt. H. P. Robinson, Sir T. (Lanes., Stretford)
Clarry, Reginald George Homan, C. W. J. Ropner, Major L.
Clayton, G. C. Hopkins, J. W. W. Ruggles Brise, Major E. A.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Rye, F. G.
Cockerill. Brigadier-General G. K. Hudson, R. S. (Cumberl'nd, Whiteh'n) Salmon, Major I.
Cohen, Major J. Brunei Huntingfield, Lord Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Hurd, Percy A. Sandeman. A. Stewart
Cooper, A. Duff Hurst, Gerald B. Sanderson, Sir Frank
Cope, Major William Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl'S) Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Couper, J. B. Iliffe, Sir Edward M. Savery, S. S.
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. McI. (Renfrew, W)
Craig, Capt. Rt. Hon. C. C. (Antrim) James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Jephcott, A. R. Shepperson, E. W.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ., Belfst)
Crook, C. W. Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Slaney, Major P. Kenyon
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Kennedy, A. R. (Preston). Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Kidd. J. (Linlithgow) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Curzon, Captain Viscount Kindersley, Major Guy-M. Smithers, Waldron
Dalkeith, Earl of King, Captain Henry Douglas Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Daiziel, Sir Davison Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Spender Clay, Colonel H.
Davidson, J. (Hertf'd. Hemel Hempst'd) Knox, Sir Alfred Sprot, Sir Alexander
Davies, A. V. (Lancaster, Royton) Lamb, J. Q. Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Lane-Fox, Lieut.-Col. George R. Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Lister, Cunliffe, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westm'eland)
Drewe, C. Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Steel, Major Samuel Strang
Duckworth, John Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Stuart, Crichton, Lord C. Warrender, Sir Victor Wolmer, Viscount
Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Waterhouse, Captain Charles Womersley, W. J.
Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley) Wood, Rt. Hon. E. (York, W. R., Ripon)
Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle) Wood, E. (Chest'r. Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Tasker, Major H. Inigo Watts, Dr. T, Wood, Sir Kingsley (Woolwich, W.).
Templeton, W. P. Wells. S. R. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South) Wheler, Major Granville C. H. Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Tinne, J. A. White, Lieut.-Colonel G. Dairymple Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Turton, Edmund Russborough Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Waddington, R. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl Colonel Gibbs and Captain Douglas Hacking.
Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull) Wise, Sir Fredric