HC Deb 15 April 1926 vol 194 cc491-3

May I ask the Leader of the House if he is in a position to say what business the Government propose to take next week?


On Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday until a quarter-past eight, we shall consider further the Economy Bill. The business for Thursday will be announced later.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to say when he will make a statement on the proposed Ministry of Defence? I believe it was promised soon after we re-assembled after Easter.


No, Sir. If I remember rightly, what I told the House was that I should be very pleased to make such a statement when that subject came up for Debate. I always said

it should come up on one of the Estimates. I shall be very glad to deal with it then.


Is it intended to take the Committee stage of the Army (Annual) Bill next week?


Yes, I hope so, but I have not included it in the business I have read out. I have already said that the business for Thursday will be announced later.

Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and that the Proceedings on the Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 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, 204; Noes, 111.

Division No-150.] AYES. [3.45 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Dalkeith, Earl of Hume, Sir G. H.
Albery, Irving James Davidson, J. (Hertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd) Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Davies, Dr. Vernon Hurd, Percy A.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Davies, Sir Thomas (Clrencester) Iliffe, Sir Edward M.
Apsley, Lord Duckworth, John Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. F. S.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Edmondson, Major A. J. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l)
Atkinson, C. Elliot, Captain Walter E. Jacob, A. E.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Ellis, R. G. Jephcott, A. R.
Balfour, George (Hampstead) England, Colonel A. Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Kennedy, A. R. (Preston)
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Fairfax, Captain J. G. Kidd, J. (Linlithgow)
Bennett, A. J. Falle, Sir Bertram G. King, Captain Henry Douglas
Bethel, A. Fanshawe, Commander G. D. Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Betterton, Henry B. Fermoy, Lord Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Gadle, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)
Brass, Captain W. Ganzoni, Sir John Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green)
Brassey, Sir Leonard Gee, Captain R. Loder, J. de V.
Bridgman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Goff, Sir Park Lowe, Sir Francis William
Briggs, J. Harold Gower, Sir Robert Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere
Briscoe, Richard George Grace, John Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Herman
Brittain, Sir Harry Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Lumley, L. R.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Greenwood, Rt. Hn. Sir H. (W'th's'w, E) Lynn, Sir R. J.
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Gretton, Colonel John Mac Andrew, Major Charles Glen
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Grotrian, H. Brent Macintyre, Ian
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H.C. (Berks, Newb'y) Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. McLean, Major A.
Bullock, Captain M. Gunston, Captain D. W. Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Hacking, Captain Douglas H. McNeill. Rt. Hon. Ronald John
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) MacRobert, Alexander M.
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Campbell, E. T. Harland, A. Malone, Major P. B.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Hartington, Marquess of Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Meyer, Sir Frank
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J A (Birm., W.) Hawke, John Anthony Milne, J. S. Wardlaw-
Chamberlain. Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden)
Chapman, Sir S. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Moore, Sir Newton J.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury)
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Holt, Captain H. P. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive
Cope, Major William Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Nall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph
Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islington, N.) Hopkins, J. W. W. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Cralk, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Nicholson, O. (Westminster)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W.G.(Ptrsf'ld.)
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Nuttall, Ellis
Curzon, Captain Viscount Hudson, R.S. (Cumberland, Whiteh'n) Oakley, T.
Penny, Frederick George Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange) Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Perkins, Colonel E. K. Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y) Waddington, R.
Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome) Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down) Wallace, Captain D. E.
Philipson, Mabel Skelton, A. N. Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)
Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Smith-Carington, Neville W. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Preston, William Smithers, Waldron Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Price, Major C. W. M. Spender-Clay, Colonel H. Wells, S. R.
Radford, E. A. Sprot, Sir Alexander Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Raine, W. Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.) Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Remnant, Sir James Stanley, Lord (Fylde) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y) Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Ropner, Major L. Streatfelld, Captain S. R. Wise, Sir Fredric
Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A. Strickland, Sir Gerald Wolmer, Viscount
Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser Womersley, W. J.
Rye, F. G. Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Salmon, Major I. Templeton, W. P. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Thompson, Luke (Sunderland) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Samuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Sandeman, A. Stewart Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell- TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Sanders, Sir Robert A. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of Major Sir H. Barnston and Captain
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley) Rose, Frank H.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Scrymgeour, E.
Ammon, Charles George Hirst, G. H. Sexton, James
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Barr, J. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Batey, Joseph Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Smillie, Robert
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Snell, Harry
Briant, Frank Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Bromfield, William John, William (Rhondda, West) Spencer, G. A. (Broxtowe)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Stamford, T. W.
Cape, Thomas Kennedy, T. Stephen, Campbell
Clowes, S. Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Kenyon, Barnet Sullivan, Joseph
Cove, W. G. Kirkwood, D. Sutton, J. E.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lee, F. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Dennison, R. Lowth, T. Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro. W.)
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Lunn, William Thurtle, E.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Mackinder, W. Tinker, John Joseph
Fenby, T. D. MacLaren, Andrew Townend, A. E.
George, Rt. Hon. David Lloyd Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Gibbins, Joseph MacNeill-Weir, L. Varley, Frank B.
Gillett, George M. March, S. Viant, S. P.
Gosling, Harry Maxton, James Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Montague, Frederick Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Greenall, T. Morris, R. H. West wood, J.
Greenwood. A. (Nelson and Colne) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Whiteley, W.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Murnin, H. Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Naylor, T. E. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Groves, T. Owen, Major G. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Grundy, T. W. Palin, John Henry Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Guest, J. (York, Hemsworth) Paling, W. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Guest, Dr. L. Haden (Southwark, N.) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Windsor, Walter
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Wright, W.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Ponsonby, Arthur Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Harney, E. A. Potts, John S.
Harris, Percy A. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Ritson, J. Mr. Warne and Mr. Hayes.