HC Deb 04 May 1926 vol 195 cc207-11

Will the Prime Minister tell us what business he proposes to take to-morrow?


Yes, Sir. To-day we propose to proceed with the Budget Resolutions, and, if the Budget Resolutions should be finished to-night, to-morrow we propose to debate the Regulations under the Emergency Powers Act.


Arising out of the last part of the Prime Minister's reply, the basis of the Regulations has been published in a sort of pamphlet, but there are additions, I understand, and amendments that are to be issued from time to time; one has been handed to me to-day. What provision do the Government propose to make so that these amendments and additions should be put before the House of Commons without delay—certainly before they are brought into actual operation?


All the Regulations that are contemplated will be put on the Paper, and can be debated to-morrow. No Regulation can be imposed without being debated and passed in this House, so the right hon. Gentleman need be under no misapprehension there. In other words, if any other Regulations are imposed besides those which will be on tile Paper to-night, they will have to be laid in a similar way, and will have to be passed by this House within a week.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That on Wednesdays, the 5th, 12th and 19th May, and on Fridays, the 7th, 14th and 21st May, Government business do have precedence.


I think I advised the House yesterday that I should have to move this Motion, which, I regret to say, the Government consider necessary in view of the present crisis. It is obvious that, having had to give. up yesterday to a Debate on the crisis, and having to give to-morrow to the Debate on the Regulations—both necessary and proper in the circumstances—it would be impossible, without taking private Members' time, to get the financial business through as is prescribed, and the Government, although they hope that no further regulations or legislation may be necessary, feel that they must at this time take the precaution of being on the safe side, and ensure that, until Whitsuntide, these limited hours allotted to private Members should be at the disposal of the Government in case of need. That is the reason why I have put down this Motion, which I commend to the consideration of the House.

Question put, That on Wednesdays, the 5th, 12th ai,r1 19th May, and on Fridays, the 7th, 14th and 21st May, Government business do have precedence.

The House divided: Ayes, 291; Noes, 107.

Division No. 197.] AYES. 3.25 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Dalziel, Sir Davison Howard, Captain Hon. Donald
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Davidson, Major-General Sir J. H. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Albery, Irving James Davies, Dr. Vernon Hudson, R. S. (Cumberl'nd, Whiteh'n)
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Huntingfield, Lord
Allen, J. Sandeman (L'pool, W. Derby) Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) Hurd, Percy A.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Hurst, Gerald B.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Dawson, Sir Philip Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl's)
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Dean, Arthur Wellesley Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose)
Astor, Viscountess Drewe, C. Iliffe, Sir Edward M.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Eden, Captain Anthony Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H
Balfour, George (Hampstead) Edwards, John H. (Accrington) Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. F. S.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Elliot, Captain Walter E. Jacob, A. E.
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Ellis, R. G. James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert
Beamish, Captain T. P. H. Elveden, Viscount Jephcott, A. R.
Beckett, Sir Gervase Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)
Bellairs, Commander Canyon W. Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Everard, W. Lindsay Kennedy, A. R. (Preston)
Bennett, A. J. Fairfax, Captain J. G. Kidd, J. (Linlithgow)
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Falle, Sir Bertram G. Kindersley, Major G. M.
Berry, Sir George Fermoy, Lord Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Betterton, Henry B. Fielden, E. B. Knox, Sir Alfred
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Foster, Sir Harry S. Lamb, J.Q.
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Foxcrott, Captain C. T. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Frece, Sir Walter de Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)
Blades, Sir George Rowland Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Loder, J. de V.
Blundell, F. N. Gadie, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Lougher, L.
Bowater, Sir T. Vansittart Galbraith, J. F. W. Lowe, Sir Francis William
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W, Ganzoni, Sir John Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A. Gates, Percy Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman
Brass, Captain W. Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Lumley, L. R.
Briggs, J. Harold Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Lynn, Sir Robert J.
Briscoe, Richard George Glyn, Major R. G. C. MacAndrew, Major Charles Glen
Brittain, Sir Harry Goff, Sir Park Macdonald, Sir Murdoch (Inverness)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Gower, Sir Robert Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Grace, John McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus
Braun-Lindsay, Major H. Grant, J. A. MacIntyre, Ian
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Grattar Doyle, Sir N. McLean, Major A.
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Greene, W. P. Crawford Macmillan, Captain H.
Bullock, Captain M. Greenwood, Rt. Hn. Sir H. (W'th's'w, E) Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm
Burgoyne, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Alan Gretton, Colonel John McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John
Burman, J. B. Guest, Capt. At. Hon. F. E. (Bristol, N.) Mac Robert, Alexander M.
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Makins, Brigadier-General E
Caine, Gordon Hall Gunston, Captain D. W. Malone, Major P. B.
Campbell, E. T. Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hall, Vice-Admiral Sir R. (Eastbourne) Margesson, Captain D.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hammersiey, S. S. Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Hanbury, C. Meyer, Sir Frank
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Milne, J. S. Wardlaw
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Harland, A. Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark)
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent) Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Harrison, G. J. C. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Hartington, Marquess of Morden, Col. W. Grant
Chilcott, Sir Warden Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Moreing, Captain A. H.
Christie, J. A. Hawke, John Anthony Morrison, H. (Wilts. Salisbury)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Murchison, C. K.
Clayton, G. C. Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle) Nall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Joseph
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Henn, Sir Sydney H. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld.)
Colfox, Major Wm- Phillips Herbert, S. (York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by) Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Cooper, A. Duff Hills, Major John Wailer Nuttall, Ellis
Couper, J. B. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) O'Connor, T. J. (Bedford, Luton)
Courthope, Lieut.-Col. Sir George L. Hohler, Sir Gerald Fitzroy Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islington, N.) Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Pennefather, Sir John
Craig, Ernest (Chester, Crewe) Holt, Captain H. P. Penny, Frederick George
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Hope, Sir Harry (Forfar) Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Hopkins, J. W. W. Peto, Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Crookshank,Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Cunliffe, Sir Herbert Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Philipson, Mabel
Curzon, Captain Viscount Hore-Belisha, Leslie Pilcher, G.
Dalkeith, Earl of Horlick, Lieut.-Colonel J. N. Pilditch, Sir Philip
Power, Sir John Cecil Skelton, A. N. Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Assheton Slaney, Major P. Kenyon Wallace, Captain D. E.
Preston, William Smith, R, W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingst-on-Hull)
Price, Major C. W. M. Smith-Carington, Neville W. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Radford, E. A. Smithers, Waldron Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Raine, W. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Watts, Dr. T.
Ramsden, E. Spender-Clay, Colonel H. Wells, S. R.
Rawson, Sir Alfred Cooper Sprot, Sir Alexander White, Lieut.-Colonel G. Dairymple
Remer, J. R. Stanley, Lord (Fylde) Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Remnant. Sir James Stanley, Hon, O. F. G. (Westm'eland) Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Rentoul, G. S. Steel, Major Samuel Strang Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Rice, Sir Frederick Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Roberts, E. H. G. (Flint) Streatfeild, Captain S. R. Winby, Colonel L. P.
Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford) Strickland, Sir Gerald Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Ropner, Major L. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C. Wise, Sir Fredric
Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Withers, John James
Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Styles, Captain H. Walter Wolmer, Viscount
Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser Womersley, W. J.
Rye, F. G. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Salmon, Major I. Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H. Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Sandeman, A. Stewart Thompson, Luke (Sunderland) Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Sanders, Sir Robert A. Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Sandon, Lord Titchfield, Major the Marquess of TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. Mcl. (Renfrew, W.) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement Commander B. Eyres Monsell and Major Sir Harry Barnston.
Shaw, Capt. W. W. (Wilts, Westb'y) Tartan, Sir Edmund Russborough
Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Ammon, Charles George Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Ponsonby, Arthur
Attle, Clement Richard Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Potts, John S.
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hardie, George D. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Barnes, A. Harris, Percy A. Rose, Frank H.
Barr, J. Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Scrymgeour, E.
Batley, Joseph Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Shaw, At, Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon, Charles W. Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Briant, Frank Hirst, G. H. Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Buchanan, G. Hirst, W. (Bradford, South, Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Cape, Thomas John, William (Rhondda, West) Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Cluse, W.S. Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Spencer, G. A. (Broxtowe)
Collins Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Compton, Joseph Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Stamford, T. W.
Connolly, M. Kelly, W. T Stephen, Campbell
Cove, W. G. Kennedy, T. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Sullivan, Joseph
Dalton, Hugh Kirkwood, D. Taylor, R. A.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Lansbury, George Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawson, John James Thomson Trevelyan (Middlesbro.W.)
Day, Colonel Harry Lee, F. Thurtle, E.
Dennison, R. Livingstone, A. M. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Dunnico, H. Lowth, T. Viant, S. P.
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Lunn William Wallhead, Richard C.
George, Rt. Hon. David Lloyd MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Gosling, Harry Mackinder, W. Welsh, J. C.
Graham, D. M. (Lanmark, Hamliton) MacNeill-Weir, L. Westwood, J.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) March, S. Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J.
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Maxton, James Whiteley, W.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Montague, Frederick Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Groves, T. Murnin, H. Windsor, Walter
Grundy, T. W. Naylor, T. E.
Guest, J. (York, Hemsworth) Oliver, George Harold TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Guest, L. Haden (Southwark, N.) Paling, W. Mr. Warne and Mr. B. Smith.
Hall, F, (York, W. R., Normntan) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.

Third Resolution read a Second time.