HC Deb 28 July 1927 vol 209 cc1465-9

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer say what will be the business when the House reassembles?


When the House resumes its sittings on Tuesday, 8th November, we shall begin with a Motion to take the whole time of the House for Government business in the Autumn Session. Then will follow the Report and Third Reading of the Landlord and Tenant (No. 2) Bill.

On Wednesday, the 9th, we shall take the Second Reading of the Unemployment Insurance Bill and the Committee Stage of the necessary Money Resolution. That will continue on Thursday, the 10th.

The business for Friday will be announced later.

On each day, if time permits, other Orders will be taken.


In view of the fact that the Unemployment Insurance Bill is going to be taken on the second day, can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that it will be printed very soon?


As I said yesterday, the Government have undertaken that it shall be printed and circulated in ample time to allow Members to study it before we meet again in the autumn.


What procedure is it proposed to follow in the matter of the Lords Amendments to the Trade Unions Bill if there is no agreement? Will the Bill be dropped, or postponed to November?


In no circumstance will the Bill be dropped. It is impossible to forecast at this stage what treatment should be given to the matter in the event of a regrettable difference between the two Houses, but I hope with patience and tact the difficulties will be surmounted.


Does the right hon. Gentleman's original answer imply that copies of the Bill and of the actuarial statement will be circulated by post to all Members of the House?


The ordinary method of circulating Parliamentary Papers when the House is not sitting always works satisfactorily. The Government will certainly see that facilities are given to the full to secure that every Member shall have the information.


In view of the importance of the Unemployment Insurance Bill, will the right hon. Gentleman consider giving Friday as well to the Second Reading?


We are already looking a very long way ahead. I think it will be better to see what the position is when we meet.


May we take it that the question of giving Friday is not definitely ruled out?


I think the whole tenour of my answer indicates that.


With regard to the Landlord and Tenant (No. 2) Bill which is going to be taken in the autumn, I would like to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether it is going to be in the interests of the landlords or of the tenants?


Opinions differ on that point.

Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and that the Proceedings on other Government Business be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of life House)."—[Mr. Churchill.]

The House divided: Ayes, 191; Noes, 111.

Division No. 307.] AYES. [3.54 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Ganzonl, Sir John Nuttall, Ellis
Apsley, Lord Gates, Percy O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kont, Dover) Glyn, Major R. G. C. Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Atkinson, C. Gower, Sir Robert Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Grant, Sir J. A. Pennefather, Sir John
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Penny, Frederick George
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Grotrian, H. Brent Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Gunrton, Captain D. W. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Berry, Sir George Hacking, Captain Douglas H. Pownall, Sir Assheton
Bethel, A. Hammersley, S. S. Price, Major C. W. M.
Bird. Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Hartington, Marquess of Radford, E. A.
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Raine, Sir Walter
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Hasiam, Henry C. Ramsden, E.
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Hawke, John Anthony Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Brittain, Sir Harry Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Ropner, Major L.
Brocklebank, C. E R. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Henn, Sir Sydney H. Salmon, Major I.
Bullock, Captain M. Hills, Major John Waller Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Burman, J. B. Hilton, Cecil Sandeman, N. Stewart
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Sandon, Lord
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hopkins, J. W. W. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hopklnson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Savery, S. S.
Campbell, E. T. Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Colonel C. K. Shepperson, E. W.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ., Belfast)
Chamberlain, Rt.Hn.Sir J.A.(Birm.,W.) Hume, Sir G. H Skelton, A. N.
Chamberlain, Ht. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Huntingfield, Lord Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F.
Chapman, Sir S. Hurd, Percy A. Stanley, Lord (Fyide)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Hurst, Gerald B. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Christie, J. A. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nalrn)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Jephcott, A. R. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Sykes, Major-Gen, Sir Frederick H.
Clayton, G. C. Kidd, J. (Linllthgow) Templeton, W. P.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Kindersley, Major Guy M. Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Thompson Luke (Sunderland)
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir George Knox, Sir Alfred Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Lamb, J. Q. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Conway, Sir W. Martin Lister, Cunliffe, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Turton, Sir Edmund Russborough
Cooper, A. Duff Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Wallace, Captain D. E.
Cope, Major William Lougher, Lewis Warner, Brigadler-Genwal W. W.
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Lowe, Sir Francis William Warrender, Sir Victor
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Luce, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Crooksnank, Cpt.H.(Lindsey, Gainsbro) Lumley, L. R. Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Cunlifte, Sir Herbert MacAndrew Major Charles Glen Watson, Rt. Hon. W, (Carlisle)
Curzon, Captain Viscount Macintyre, I. Watts, Dr. T.
Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) McLean, Major A. Wells. S. R.
Davies, Dr. Vernon Macmillan, Captain H. Wheler, Major Sir Granville C. H.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Macquisten, F. A. White, Lieut.-Col. Sir G. Dairymple-
Dixon, Captain Rt. Hon. Herbert MacRobert, Alexander M. Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Drewe, C. Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Elliot, Major Walter E. Makins, Brigadler-General E. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Ellis, R. G. Malone, Major P. B. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Elveden, Viscount Margesson, Captain D. Winterton. Rt. Hon. Earl
Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Wise, Sir Fredric
Everard, W. Lindsay Meller, R. J Wolmer, Viscount
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden) Womersley, W. J.
Falls, Sir Charles F. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Wood, E.(Chest'r, Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Fermoy, Lord Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Wood, Sir Kingsley (Woolwich, W.)
Flelden, E. B. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Forrest, W. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Foster, Sir Harry S. Murchison, Sir Kenneth
Foxcroft, Captain C. T. Nelson, Sir Frank TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Fraser, Captain Ian Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Major Sir Harry Barnston and Major
Frece, Sir Walter de Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Sir George Hennessy.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Rose, Frank H.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hardie, George D. Scrymgeour, E.
Ammon, Charles George Harris, Percy A. Scurr, John
Attlee, Clement Richard Hayday, Arthur Sexton, James
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bllston) Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Baker, Walter Hirst, G. H. Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Barnes, A. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Sitch, Charlos H.
Batey, Joseph Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Slesser, Sir Henry H.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Smillie, Robert
Broad, F. A. Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Bromfield, William John, William (Rhondda, West) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Snell, Harry
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Kelly, W. T. Stamford, T. W.
Buchanan, G. Kennedy, T. Stephen, Campbell
Charleton, H. C. Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Clowes, S. Kirkwood, D. Strauss, E. A.
Cluse, W. S. Lansbury, George Sutton, J. E.
Compton, Joseph Lawson, John James Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Lee, F. Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Crawfurd, H. E. Lowth, T. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Dalton, Hugh Lunn, William Thurtle, Ernest
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoghton) Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Townend, A. E.
Day, Colonel Harry March, S. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P
Dennison, R. Mitchell, E. Rosslyn (Palsley) Viant, S. P.
Duncan, C. Montague, Frederick Wallhead, Richard C.
Dunnlco, H. Morrison. R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Watson, W. M. (Duntermilne)
Fenby, T. D. Mosley, Oswald Wellock, Wilfred
Gardner, J. P. Murnin, H. Westwood, J.
Glbbins, Joseph Oliver, George Harold Williams, C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Palin, John Henry Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Greenall, T. Paling, W. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Potts, John S. Windson, Walter
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Richardson, R. (Hougnton-ie-Spring)
Groves, T. Riley, Ben TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Grundy, T. W. Ritson, J. Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. Hayes.