HC Deb 01 March 1926 vol 192 cc1036-9

May I ask the Prime Minister what business he proposes to take to-day?


I hope to take, if possible, the first Order on the Paper. There is a number of Votes included in it, but I do not think there are any matters of outstanding importance. I hope it will be possible to do so.

I think I ought to take this opportunity of saying that it will be necessary for the Government to take four Private Members' evenings between now and the end of the month, having regard to the financial business that must be got through before 29th March. The programme I indicated two or three days ago is rather upset by the number of Private Bills for which time has had to be found and of which I was not aware when the business of the House was first under consideration. I propose, if it be necessary—and I fear that it will be--to move a Motion early next week allocating to the Government the nights which we desire to take; and which are 16th and 17th and 23rd and 24th March.


May I ask the Leader of the House what business will be taken on Thursday?


As at present advised, we shall be occupied in winding up Supplementary Estimates. If on consideration—I am not prepared to make any statement to-day—it is thought desirable to have a brief discussion regarding the visit of the Foreign Secretary to Geneva, we shall take an opportunity of doing that on Thursday afternoon. I understand there is a Private Bill down for that day.

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, 222; Noes, 89.

Division No. 52.] AYES [3.40 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Fermoy, Lord Macintyre, Ian
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Finburgh, S. McLean, Major A.
Albery, Irving James Forrest, W. Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) Fraser, Captain Ian McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Fremantle, Lieut-Colonel Francis E. Macquisten, F. A.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Ganzoni, Sir John Mac Robert, Alexander M.
Apsley, Lord Gates, Percy. Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Gee, Captain R. Malone, Major P. B.
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Margesson, Captain D.
Astor, Viscountess Glyn, Major R. G. C. Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Atholl, Duchess of Goff, Sir Park Melier. R. J.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Gower, Sir Robert Milne, J. S. Wardlaw-
Balniel, Lord Grace, John Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Greene, W. P. Crawford Moore, Sir Newton J.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon w. Grotrian, H. Brent Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury)
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Gunston, Captain D. W. Murchison, C. K.
Berry, Sir George Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Betterton, Henry R. Hammersley, S. S. Nicholson, O. (Westminster)
Blades, Sir George Rowland Hanbury, C. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld.)
Boothby, R. J. G. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Harrison, G. J. C. Nuttall, Ellis
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Hartington, Marquess of Oakley, T.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) O'Connor, T. J. (Bedford, Luton)
Brass, Captain W. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Haslam, Henry C. Penny, Frederick George
Briggs, J. Harold Hawke, John Anthony Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Briscoe, Richard George Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Brittain, Sir Harry Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle) Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Philipson, Mabel
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Pilcher, G.
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Hennessy, Major J. R. G. Power, Sir John Cecil
Burman, J. B. Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Price, Major C. W. M.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hills, Major John Waller Ramsden, E.
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)
Campbell, E. T. Holland, Sir Arthur Remnant, Sir James
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Rentoul, G. S.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hope, Sir Harry (Forlar) Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Hopkins, J. W. W. Ropner, Major L.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Howard, Captain Hon. Donald Ruggles-Brise, Major E.A.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M.(Hackney, N.) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Chapman, Sir S. Hudson, R. S. (Cumb'l'nd, Whiteh'n) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Hume, Sir G. H. Sandeman, A. Stewart
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis Sanders, Sir Robert A.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Huntingfield, Lord Sanderson, Sir Frank
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Hurd, Percy A. Sandon, Lord
Cope, Major William Hurst, Gerald B. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islington, N.) Hiffe, Sir Edward M. Savery, S. S.
Craig, Capt. Rt. Hon. C. C. (Antrim) Jackson, Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. F. S. Scott, Sir Leslie (Liverp'l, Exchange)
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth. Cen'l) Shaw, R. G. (Yorks, W.R., Sowerby)
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Jacob, A. E. Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y)
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) James Lieut.-Colonel Hon Cuthbert Skelton, A. N.
Cunliffe, Sir Herbert Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Smithers, Waldron
Curzon, Captain Viscount Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Dalziel, Sir Davison Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Davidson, J. (Hertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd) Kindersley, Major G. M. Sprot, Sir Alexander
Davies, Dr. Vernon King, Captain Henry Douglas Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F. (Will'sden, E.)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Knox, Sir Alfred Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Lamb, J. Q. Streatfeild, Captain S. R.
Dean, Arthur Wellesley Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Dixey, A. C. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Eden, Captain Anthony Locker-Lampson, G. (wood Green) Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Edmondson, Major A. J. Locker-Lampson, Com. O.(Handsw'th) Tinne, J. A.
Elveden, Viscount Loder, J. de V. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Looker, Herbert William Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Lord, Walter Greaves- Turton, Sir Edmund Russborough
Everard, W. Lindsay Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Luce, Maj,-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Lumley, L. R. Warrender, Sir Victor
Fanshawe, Commander G. D. MacAndrew, Charles Glen Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay) Winby, Colonel L. P. Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Williams, C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Williams, Herbert G. (Reading) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Wilson, M. J. (York, N. R., Richm'd) Wise, Sir Fredric TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—Colonel Gibbs and Major Sir Harry Barnston.
Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield) Wood, Sir Kingsley (Woolwich, W.)
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (File, West) Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvll) Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Alexander, A. v. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Scrymgeour, E.
Ammon, Charles George Hardie, George D. Scurr, John
Attlee, Clement Richard Harris, Percy A. Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Baker, Walter Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertiliery) Hirst, G. H. Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Barr, J. Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Batey, Joseph Hore-Belisha, Leslie Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Snell, Harry
Briant, Frank Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Broad. F. A. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Bromley, J. Kelly, W. T. Stephen, Campbell
Buchanan, G. Kennedy, T. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro. W.)
Cluse, W. S. Lansbury, George Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Lowth, T. Thurtle, E.
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Lunn, William Townend, A. E.
Cove, W. G. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Crawfurd, H. E. Mackinder, W. Wallhead. Richard C.
Dalton, Hugh Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Westwood, J.
Day, Colonel Harry MacNeill-Weir, L. Whiteley, W.
Dennison, R. March, S. Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Duncan, C. Maxton, James Williams, Dr. J. H. (Lianelly)
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Montague, Frederick Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Windsor, Walter
Gillett, George M. Naylor, T. E. Wright, W.
Gosling, Harry Paling, W. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Ponsonby, Arthur TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—Mr. A. Barnes and Mr. T. Henderson.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Potts, John S.
Grundy, T. W. Rose, Frank H.
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