HC Deb 06 December 1926 vol 200 cc1844-7
Lieut.-Commander ASTOURY

I beg to move, in page 7, line 21, to leave out the word "January," and to insert instead thereof the word "July."

There is no doubt that this Bill will cause a great deal of inconvenience to many manufacturers in the country, and especially to small manufacturers who have not the capital to put their works into an efficient state to meet the requirements of the Measure at such short notice. I hope, therefore, the right hon. Gentleman will allow six months before bringing the Bill into operation so as to give them ample time to adjust their works to the altered conditions.


I beg to second the Amendment.

While the Bill is much better then when it passed Second Reading it will involve manufacturers in certain difficulties, and I think they should have at least six months to prepare themselves for the new conditions which are to come into operation.


I had hoped, origiNally, that the Bill would become law before the House rose, for the Summer Recess, but as it has been delayed until a short time before it was origiNally intended to come into operation, and in view of the events of the past six months, I think it is not unreasonable to postpone its operation for six months.


Does that mean that the right hon. Gentleman is going to support 1928 as against 1927, which is proposed in the next Amendment.


Oh no.


That is in the minds of the movers of this Amendment.




The first Amendment is an alternative to the second. It is not an additional one. I do not propose to call the second Amendment.

Question put: "That the word 'January' stand part of the Bill."

The House divided: Ayes, 44; Noes, 170.

Division No. 542]. AYES. [12.0 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton) Potts, John S.
Ammon, Charles George Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Riley, Ben
Barr, J. Hardie, George D. Scurr, John
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith) Hayes, John Henry Slesser, Sir Henry H.
Bondfield, Margaret Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Stephen, Campbell
Buchanan, G. John, William (Rhondda, West) Taylor, R. A.
Charleton, H. C. Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Townend, A. E.
Dalton, Hugh Kelly, W. T. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Lindley, F. W. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Day, Colonel Harry Lunn, William Welsh, J. C.
Duncan, C. Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Gardner, J. P. March, S.
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Maxton, James TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Oliver, George Harold Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr. Charles Edwards.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Paling, W.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Forrest, W. Mac Robert, Alexander M.
Albery, Irving James Foster, Sir Harry S. Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Foxcroft, Captain C. T. Manningham-Buller, Sir, Mervyn
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. W. Frece, Sir Walter de Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E. Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Galbraith, J. F. W. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Ganzoni, Sir John Nail, Colonel Sir Joseph
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Beamish, Captain T. P. H. Goff, Sir Park Nuttall, Ellis
Bethel, A. Grant, Sir J. A. Oakley, T.
Blundell, F. N. Greene, W. P. Crawford O'Connor, T. J. (Bedford, Luton)
Brass, Captain W. Grotrian, H. Brent Owen, Major G.
Briggs, J. Harold Gunston, Captain D. W. Pennefather, Sir John
Briscoe, Richard George Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Penny, Frederick George
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Hammersley, S. S. Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Bullock, Captain M. Hanbury, C. Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Burman, J. B. Harrison, G. J. C. Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Assheton
Carver, W. H. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Price, Major C. W. M.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Hawke, John Anthony Rainn, W.
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Ramsden, E.
Christie, J. A. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Rawson, Sir Cooper
Cobb, Sir Cyril Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Remer, J. R.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Cope, Major William Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Richardson. Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Courtauld, Major J. S. Herbert, S. (York, N. R., Scar. & wh'by) Roberts. E. H. G. (Flint)
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Roberts, Sir Samuel (Hereford)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Ropner, Major L.
Craig, Ernest (Chester, Crewe) Hore-Belisha, Leslie Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A.
Crawfurd, H. E. Horlick, Lieut.-Colonel J. N. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey. Farnham)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Samuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney)
Cunliffe, Sir Herbert Huntingfield, Lord Sandeman, A. Stewart
Curzorn, Captain Viscount Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Sanderson, Sir Frank
Davidson, J. (Hertf'd, Hernel Hempst'd) Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Jacob, A. E. Savery, S. S.
Dean, Arthur Wellesley Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Shaw, R. G. (Yorks, W.R., Sowerby)
Dixey, A. C. Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Shaw, Capt. Walter (Wilts, Westb'y)
Duckworth, John Kidd, J. (Linlithgow) Shepperson, E. W.
Edmondson, Major A. J. King, Captain Henry Douglas Skelton, A. N.
Elliot, Major Walter E. Little, Dr. E. Graham Slaney, Major P. Kenyon
Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Looker, Herbert William Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Everard, W. Lindsay Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Smithers, Waldron
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Sprot, Sir Alexander
Fanshawe, Commander G. D. MacAndrew, Major Charles Glen Stanley, Col. Hon G. F.(Will'sden, E.)
Fenby, T. D. Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Fermoy, Lord McLean, Major A. Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westm'eland)
Fielden, E. B. Macmillan, Captain H. Story-Deans, R.
Forestier-Walker, Sir L. McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Streatfield, Captain S. R.
Stuart. Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Waterhouse, Captain Charles Wise, Sir Fredric
Templeton, W. P. Watson, sir F. (Pudsey and Otley) Womersley, W. J.
Thorn, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton) Watts, Dr. T. Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'ge & Hyde)
Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey) Wells, S. R. Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen. S.) Wheler, Major Sir Granville C. H. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Titchfield, Major the Marquess of Wiggins, William Martin Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement Williams, Com. C- (Devon, Torquay)
Wallace, Captain D. E. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George Captain Margesson and Captain Bowyer.
Warner, Brigadier-General W. W. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl

Bill read the Third time, and passed, with Amendments.

Word "July" there inserted in the Bill.