HC Deb 24 November 1925 vol 188 cc1155-9

Would the Prime Minister be good enough to tell us what business it is proposed to take on Thursday, and whether any arrangement has been reached with regard to sitting on Friday?


The Government propose to allot Thursday to the discussion of a Motion of Censure relating to Unemployment, to be moved by the Opposition.

I think it would be in accord with the general wish of the House that we should not meet on Friday, but I hope that the House will allow us to secure the Third Reading of the Criminal Justice Bill and the Tithe Bill after 11 o'clock on Thursday. If treated as non-controversial, we might also get the Second Reading of the Education (Scotland) Bill.


In spite of the very strong support of the Education (Scotland) Bill by hon. Members opposite would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that very large principles are involved in that Bill, and that there is great division of opinion among many people regarding it?

Captain BENN

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what business it is proposed to take if the Motion to suspend the Eleven o'clock Rule is carried this afternoon. Does he proper to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule to-morrow in order to get the two Third Readings mentioned?


We shall proceed with the Rating and Valuation Bill to-day.

Captain BENN

Are you suspending the Eleven o'Clock Rule tomorrow?


I think so— yes.

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, 285: Noes, 126.

Division No. 395.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Bennett, A. J. Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham)
Albery, Irving James Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish Brown, Brig.-Gen. H.C.(Berks, Newb"y)
Alexander, C. E. (Leyton) Berry. Sir George Buckingham. Sir H.
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) Bethell, A Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Betterton, Henry B. Bullock, Captain M.
Apsley, Lord Bird, Sir B. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan
Ashley. Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Blades, Sir George Rowland Burman, J. B.
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. w. Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Burton, Colonel H. W.
Astor, Viscountess Bowater, Sir T. Vansittart Butler, Sir Geoffrey
Atholl, Duchess of Bowyer. Capt. G. E. W. Butt, Sir Alfred
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Brass, Captain w. Caine, Gordon Hall
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Brassey, Sir Leonard Campbell, E. T.
Barnston, Major Sir Harry Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Cautley, Sir Henry S.
Beamish, Captain T. p. H. Briscoe, Richard George Cazalet, Captain Victor A.
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Brocklebank, C. E. R. Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm., W).
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Charteris, Brigadier-General J.
Chilcott, Sir Warden Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Penny, Frederick George
Christie, J. A. Haslam, Henry C. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Hawke, John Anthony Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Clarry, Reginald George Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle) Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Clayton, G. C. Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Philipson, Mabel
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Pilcher, G.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Herbert, S. (York, N.R., Scar. & Wh'by) Pilditch, Sir Philip
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K. Hilton, Cecil Power, Sir John Cecil
Cohen, Major J. Brunei Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Preston, William
Cooper, A. Duff Holland, Sir Arthur Radford, E, A.
Cope, Major William Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Raine, W.
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. Sir George L. Hopkins, J. W. W. Ramsden, E.
Craig, Capt. Rt. Hon. C. C. (Antrim) Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Craig, Ernest (Chester, Crewe) Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S. Reid, D. D. (County Down)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Howard, Capt. Hon. D. (Cumb., N.) Roberts, E. H. G. (Flint)
Crook, C. W. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M.(Hackney, N.) Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Hudson, R.S. (Cumberl'nd, Whiteh'n) Robinson, Sir T. (Lanes., Stretford)
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Hume, Sir G. H. Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A.
Cunliffe, Joseph Herbert Hurd, Percy A. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Curzon, Captain Viscount Hurst, Gerald B. Salmon, Major I.
Dalkeith, Earl of Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl's) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Davidson, J. (Hertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd) Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S. Sandeman, A. Stewart
Davies, Dr. Vernon Jacob, A. E. Sanders, Sir Robert A.
Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Sanderson, Sir Frank
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Jephcott, A. R. Savery, S. S.
Dean Arthur Wellesley Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange)
Dixey, A. C. Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Doyle, Sir N. Grattan Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Drewe, C. Kidd. J. (Linlithgow) Shepperson, E. W.
Duckworth John King, Captain Henry Douglas Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Edmondson, Major A. J. Lamb, J. Q. Skelton, A. N.
Edwards John H. (Accrington) Lane-Fox, Colonel George R. Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kino'dine, C.)
Elliot, Captain Walter E. Lister, Cunliffe, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Elveden, Viscount Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Smithers, Waldron
England, Colonel A. Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Spender Clay, Colonel H.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th) Sprot, Sir Alexander
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Lougher, L. Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.)
Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Lowe, Sir Francis William Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Everard, W. Lindsay Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Steel, Major Samuel Strang
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Lumley, L. R. Storry Deans, R.
Falle, Sir Bertram G. MacAndrew, Charles Glen Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Fermoy, Lord Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Fielden, E. B. McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Fleming, D. P. Macintyre, I. Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Forestier-Walker, Sir L. McLean, Major A. Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Forrest, W. Macmillan, Captain H. Tinne, J. A.
Foster, Sir Harry S. Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Foxcroft, Captain C. T. McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Fraser, Captain Ian Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Wallace, Captain D. E.
Frece, Sir Walter de Macquisten, F. A. Ward, U.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. MacRobert, Alexander M. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Gadie, Lieut.-Colonel Anthony Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Warrender, Sir Victor
Ganzoni, Sir John. Malone, Major P. B. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Gates, Percy. Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Margesson, Captain D. Watson, Rt. Hon W. (Carlisle)
Gee, Captain R. Meyer, Sir Frank Watts, Dr. T.
Gilmour, Colonel Rt. Hon. Sir John Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden) Wells, S. R.
Glyn, Major R. G. C. Moles, Thomas Wheler, Major Sir Granville C. H.
Goff, Sir Park Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Write, Lieut.-Colonel G. Dairymple
Gower, Sir Robert Moore, Sir Newton J. Wiggins, William Martin
Grace, John Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Greene, W. P. Crawford Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Gretton, Colonel John Murchison, C. K. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Grotrian, H. Brent. Nail, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph Winby, Colonel L. P.
Gunston, Captain D. W. Nelson, Sir Frank Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Wise, Sir Fredric
Hall, Vice-Admiral Sir R. (Eastbourne) Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld.) Womersley, W. J.
Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Hammersley, S. S. Nuttall, Ellis Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Hanbury, C. Oakley, T. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry O'Connor, T. J. (Bedford, Luton) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Harland, A. O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Owen, Major G.
Harrison, G. J. C. Pease, William Edwin TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hartington, Marquess of Pennefather, Sir John Commander Eyres Monsell and
Colonel Gibbs.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Baker, Walter Barr, J.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Batey, Joseph
Attlee, Clement Richard Barnes, A. Beckett, John (Gateshead)
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Briant, Frank Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Broad, F. A. Hirst, G. H. Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Brown, James (Ayr and Butt) Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Buchanan, G. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Cape, Thomas Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Snell, Harry
Clowes, S. John, William (Rhondda, West) Spencer, G. A. (Broxtowe)
Cluse, W. S. Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Kelly, W. T. Stamford, T. W.
Compton, Joseph Kennedy, T. Stephen, Campbell
Connolly, M. Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Cove. W. G. Lansbury, George Taylor, R. A.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Lawson, John James Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro., W.)
Crawfurd, H. E. Lee, F. Thurtie, E.
Dalton, Hugh Livingstone, A. M. Tinker, John Joseph
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Lowth, T. Townend, A. E.
Day, Colonel Harry Lunn, William Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Dennison, R. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R.(Aberavon) Varley, Frank B.
Duncan, C. Mackinder, W. Viant, S. P.
Dunnico, H. MacLaren, Andrew Wallhead, Richard C.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Fenby, T. D. March, S. Warne, G. H.
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Gibbins, Joseph Montague, Frederick Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Gosling, Harry Morrison, B. C. (Tottenham, N.) Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Murnin, H. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Oliver, George Harold Westwood, J.
Greenall, T. Palin, John Henry Whiteley, W.
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Paling, W. Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Potts, John S. Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Richardson. R. (Houghton-le Spring) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Groves, T. Riley, Ben Wilson, C H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Grundy, T. W. Ritson, J. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Guest, J. (York, Hemsworth) Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland) Windsor, Walter
Guest, Dr. L. Haden (Southwark, N.) Rose, Frank H. Wright. W.
Hall, F. (York, W. R,, Normanton) Salter, Dr. Alfred Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Scrymgeour, E.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Scurr, John TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hardie, George D. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston) Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr.
Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Shiels, Dr. Drummond Charles Edwards.
Hayes, John Henry