HC Deb 15 July 1926 vol 198 cc626-31

Will the Prime Minister say what business he proposes to take next week?


On Monday we shall take Supply, the Treasury Vote, on which a discussion on Inter-Allied Debts will take place.

Tuesday: Supply—India Office Vote.

Wednesday: Third Reading of the Finance Bill until 8.15 p.m. Committee stage of the Palestine and East Africa Loans (Guarantee) (Money Resolution), and Committee stage of the Expiring Laws Bill.

Thursday: Report and Third Reading of the Mining Industry Bill. If that Bill is not reported from the Committee upstairs in time to be taken on Thursday, we shall take Supply.

The business for Friday will be announced later.

If time permit, on any day next week, we shall make progress with other Orders on the Paper.


With regard to the Third Beading of the Finance Bill up to 8.15, is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a good deal to be said on general financial policy, and that 8.15 is hardly the arrangement that has been made? Further, does he really propose to take the Report and Third Reading of the Mining Industry Bill on the same day?


With regard to the first point, I understood that was the arrangement, and in the same way with regard to the business for Thursday. If it is not considered sufficient time—it must depend rather on the condition in

which the Bill comes downstairs—renewed consultation might take place.


I wish to ask a question of general interest to the whole House. Is the Prime Minister aware of the growing practice of Standing Committees sitting iii the afternoon between 4 and 6 o'clock, which prevents Members taking their place—


The hon. Member submitted that question to me, and I ruled that it was not in order.


I received a message through your Secretary, Sir, informing me that the question should be addressed to the Prime Minister. I received that message yesterday afternoon.


The question required amending in form.

Motion made, and Question put: That the proceedings on the Finance Bill have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."—[The Prime Minister.] The House divided: Ayes, 241; Noes, 105.

Division No. 371.] AYES. [3.45 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith
Ainsworth, Major Charles Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt.R. (Prtsmth.S.) Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South)
Albery, Irving James Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Everard, W. Lindsay
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Falle, Sir Bertram G.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Fanshawe Commander G. D.
Apsley, Lord Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Fermoy, Lord
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Charterls, Brigadier-General J. Fielden. E. B.
Atholl, Duchess of Christie, J. A. Finburgh, S.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Ford, Sir P. J.
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Forestier-Waiker, Sir L.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Clarry, Reginald George Forrest, W.
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Clayton, G. C. Foxcroft, Captain C. T.
Bellaire, Commander Canyon W. Cobb, Sir Cyril Frece, Sir Walter de
Bennett, A. J. Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E.
Betterton, Henry B. Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir G. K. Gadie, Lieut.-Col. Anthony
Bird, E. R (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Cohen, Major J. Brunel Ganzonl, Sir John
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Colfox, Major Wm. Philip Gates, Percy
Blades, Sir George Rowland Cooper, A. Duff Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John
Blundell, F. N. Courthope, Lieut.-Col. Sir George L. Glyn, Major R. G. C.
Boothby, R. J. G. Cralk, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Goff Sir Park
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Gower. Sir Robert
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major Sir A. B. Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Gratton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John
Brass, Captain W. Crookshank, Col.H.(Lindsey,Galnsbro) Guinness, Rt. Hon. Waiter E.
Briggs, J. Harold Cunliffe, Sir Herbert Gunston, Captain D. W.
Briscoe, Richard George Curzon, Captain Viscount Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Davidson, J. (Hertf'd,Hemel Hempst'd) Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Davies, Dr. Vernon Hannon. Patrick Joseph Henry
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Davies, MaJ. Geo.F.(Somerset,Yeovil) Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Brown, Brig Gen.H.C.(Berks, Newb'y) Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Harrison, G. J. C.
Buckingham, Sir H. Dixon, Captain Rt. Hon. Herbert Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Drewe, C. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)
Bullock, Captain M. Eden, Captain Anthony Hasiam, Henry C.
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Edmondson, Major A. J. Hawke, John Anthony
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Elliot, Major Walter E. Headiam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M.
Caine, Gordon Hall Ellis, R. G. Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle)
Campbell, E. T. England, Colonel A. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Erskine, Lord (Somers t,Weston-s-M) Herbert, S. (York, N.H., Scar. & Wh'by)
Hilton, Cecil Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden) Smithers, Waldron
Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D.(St.Marylebone) Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Morden, Col. W. Grant Sprot, Sir Alexander
Holt, Captain H. P. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Hopkins, J. W. W. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Murchison, C. K. Strickland, Sir Gerald
Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Nail, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M.(Hackney, N.) Nelson, Sir Frank Styles, Captain H. Walter
Hudson, R. S. (Cumberland,Whiteh'n) Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Sugden, sir Wilfrid
Hunting field , Lord Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Tasker, Major R. Inigo
Hurd, Percy A. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn.W.G.(Ptrsf'ld.) Templeton, W. p.
Hutchison,G.A.Clark(Midl'n & P'bl's) Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Nuttall, Ellis Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Jacob, A. E. O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Jephcott, A. R. Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William Tinne, J. A.
Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Perkins, Colonel E. K. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Kindersley, Major Guy M. Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Turton, Sir Edmund Russborough
King, Captain Henry Douglas Douglas Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome) Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Pllditch, Sir Philip Waddington, R.
Lamb, J. Q. Preston, William Wallace, Captain D. E.
Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Price, Major C. W. M. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Raine, W. Warrender, Sir Victor
Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Ramsden, E. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Locker Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Rawson, Sir Cooper Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Loder, J. de V. Rees, Sir Beddoe Watts, Dr. T.
Looker, Herbert William Remnant, Sir James Wheler, Major Sir Granville C. H.
Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Rhys, Hon. C. A. U. White, Lieut.-Col. Sir G. Dalrymple
MacAndrew, Major Charles Glen Rice, Sir Frederick Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Ropner, Major L. Wilson, M. J. (York, N. R.,Richm'd)
Macintyre, Ian Ruggles-Brlse, Major E. A. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
McLean, Major A. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Macmillan, Captain H. Salmon, Major I. Wise, Sir Fredric
McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Macquisten, F. A. Sandeman, A. Stewart Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
MacRobert, Alexander M. Sanders, Sir Robert A. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Makins, Brigadier-General E. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D Wragg, Herbert
Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Savery, S. S. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T
Margesson, Captain D. Shaw, Capt. Walter (Wilts, Westb'y)
Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Slmms, Or. John M. (Co. Down) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Meyer, Sir Frank Skelton, A. N. Major Sir Harry Barnston and
Milne, J. S. Wardlaw- Slaney, Major P. Kenyon Major Cope.
Mitchell. S. (Lanark, Lanark) Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dlne, C.)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Grundy, T. W. Pethick Lawrence, F. W.
Ammon, Charles George Guest, Haden (Southwark. N.) Ponsonby, Arthur
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall, F. (York., W.R., Normanton) Potts, John S
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hardle, George D. Riley, Ben
Barr, J. Harney, E. A. Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W.R., Elland)
Batey, Joseph Harris, Percy A. Salter, Dr, Alfred
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Hartshorn. Rt. Hon. Vernon Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Broad, F. A. Hirst, G. H. Sitch, Charles H.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) 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
Charleton, H. C. Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Spencer. G. A. (Broxtowe)
Cluse, W. S. John, William (Rhondda, West) Stamford, T. W.
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Stephen, Campbell
Compton, Joseph Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Sullivan, J.
Cove, W. G. Kelly, W. T. Sutton, J. E.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Kennedy, T. Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Dalton, Hugh Kirkwood, D. Thurtle, E.
Davies, David (Montgomery) Lawrence, Susan Tinker, John Joseph
Davies. Rhys John (Westhouphton) Lawson, John James Townend, A. E.
Day, Colonel Harry Lee, F. Viant, S. P.
Dennison, R. Livingstone, A. M. Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Dunnico, H. Lowth, T. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Lunn, William Webb, Rt. Han. Sidney
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R.(Aberavon) Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Gardner, J. P. Mackinder, W. Welsh, J. C.
Gibbins, Joseph MacLaren, Andrew Westwood, J.
Gillett, George M. Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Whiteley, W.
Gosling, Harry March, S. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Lianelly)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Montague, Frederick Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Greenall, T. Murnin, H. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Naylor, T. E.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Palln, John Henry TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Groves, T. Paling, W. Mr. A. Barnes and Mr. Haves.