HC Deb 16 June 1927 vol 207 cc1188-91

May I ask the Prime Minister if he will be good enough to state the business for next week, and may I also put to him a further question with regard to the Motion on the Order Paper giving precedence to Government business? In the event of that Motion being carried, may I inquire what business, if any, it is intended to take other than that which has been already announced?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

The business next week will be:

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the Report stage of the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill.

On Thursday, the Third Reading of the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Bill.

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

On Friday, the Report stages and. Third Readings of private Members' Bills.

The Motion standing on the Order Paper in my name is to enable us to secure the Committee stage of the Crown Lands (No. 2) Bill, which is the second Order on the Paper.


With reference to the business that is to be taken after Eleven o'Clock, does the Prime Minister propose to keep the House until the early hours of the morning on the Crown Lands Bill?


That rests with the House rather than with the Prime Minister.


There are several Amendments on the Paper to this Bill, and the matter is of some importance and interest. Should it be necessary to give adequate discussion to this Bill, does the right hon. Gentleman propose that we should continue until it is completed?


The hon. Member can always express himself with great precision, and I think he will be able so to put his points that we shall not have to sit late.


I am not thinking of myself; I am thinking of the general convenience

of the House. I know that there may not be general interest in the Bill, but certainly there is a considerable section that is seriously interested in it, and I think it would be for the convenience of the House that hon. Members should know whether they will be called upon to vote at Three or Four o'Clock in the morning on this important matter.


The hon. Member knows perfectly well that I cannot answer that question. I do not think that the request that the House should take the Committee stage of this Bill is an unreasonable one.


Are we to understand that next week we are not to have a Supply day, on which we can discuss the mining situation?


No, Sir; I have already given out the business for next week.

Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have precedence this clay of the Business of Supply, and that the Proceedings on Government Business he exempted from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister."]

The House divided: Ayes, 179 Noes, 83.

Division No. 182.] AYES. [3.45 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Clarry, Reginald George Grotrian, H. Brent
Albery, Irving James Clayton, G. C. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Cobb, Sir Cyril Gunston, Captain D. W.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Conway, Sir W. Martin Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Cooper, A. Duff Hammersley, S. S.
Atkinson, C. Cope, Major William Hanbury, C.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Couper, J. B. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Harland, A.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Cunliffe, Sir Herbert Harrison, G. J. C.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) Hartington, Marquess of
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Davies, Dr. Vernon Hawke, John Anthony
Betterton, Henry B. Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Dean, Arthur Wellesley Henderson, Lt.-Col. Sir V. L. (Bootle)
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Edwards, J. Hugh (Accrington) Henn, sir Sydney H.
Blundell, F. N. Elliot, Major Walter E. Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford)
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Ellis, R. G. Hills, Major John Walter
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s M.) Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Brass, Captain W. Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone)
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Falle, Sir Bertram G. Hopkins, J. W. W.
Briscoe, Richard George Fermoy, Lord Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Fleiden, E. B. Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)
Brown, Brig.- Gen. H.C.(Berks, Newb'y) Finburgh, S. Howard-Bury, Lieut-Colonel C. K.
Burman, J. B. Foxcroft, Captain C. T. Hudson, R. S. (Cumberland, Whiteh'n)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Fraser, Captain Ian Huntingfield, Lord
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Hurd, Percy A.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Ganzoni, Sir John James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Gates, Percy Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Kidd. J. (Linlithgow)
Chapman, Sir S. Glyn, Major R. G. C. King, Commodore Henry Douglas
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Goff, Sir Park Lamb, J. Q.
Christie, J. A. Grant, Sir J. A. Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Greenwood, Rt. Hn. Sir. H. (W'th's'w,E) Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)
Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Penny, Frederick George Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Loder, J. de V. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Perkins, Colonel E. K. Tinne, J. A.
Luce, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Perring, Sir William George Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Lynn, Sir R. J, Power, Sir John Cecil Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
MacAndrew, Major Charles Glen Pownall, Sir Assheton Turton, Sir Edmund Russborough
McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus Raine, Sir Walter Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Macintyre, Ian Ramsden, E. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
McLean, Major A. Rawson, Sir Cooper Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Rhys, Hon. C. A. U. Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Rice, Sir Frederick Watts, Dr. T.
Macquisten, F. A. Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y) Wells, S. R.
Malone, Major P. B. Rye, F. G. Wheler, Major Sir Granville C. H.
Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Salmon, Major I. Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Meyer, Sir Frank Sandeman, N. Stewart Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Sanders, Sir Robert A. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Savery, S. S. Winby, Colonel L. P.
Murchison, Sir Kenneth Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. Mcl.(Renfrew, W.) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Nelson, Sir Frank Shepperson, E. W. Wise, Sir Fredric
Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down) Wolmer, Viscount
Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Smith-Carington, Neville W. Womersley, W. J.
Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld.) Sprot, Sir Alexander Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Steel, Major Samuel Strang Wood, E (Chest'r Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Oakley, T. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Oman Sir Charles William C. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Major Sir Harry Barnston and Mr.
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William Tasker, R. Inigo. F. C Thomson.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Riley, Ben
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hardie, George D Ritson, J.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro) Harney, E. A. Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland)
Baker, Walter Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Rose, Frank H.
Barnes, A. Hayes, John Henry Scrymgeour, E.
Batey, Joseph Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Scurr, John
Bondfield, Margaret Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Broad, F. A. Hirst, G. H. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Buchanan, G. Hore-Belisha, Leslie Stamford, T. W.
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel John, William (Rhondda, West) Stephen, Campbell
Cluse, W. S. Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Strauss, E. A.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Kelly, W. T. Sutton, J. E.
Connolly, M. Kennedy, T. Taylor, R. A.
Dalton, Hugh Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Kirkwood, D. Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Day, Colonel Harry Lawrence, Susan Thorne, W. (West Ham Plaistow)
Dennison, R. Lawson, John James Tinker, John Joseph
Duncan, C. Lee, F. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Dunnico, H. Livingstone, A. M. Viant, S. P.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Lunn, William Walsh, Rt. Hon. Stephen
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) MacNeill-Weir, L. Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Maxton, James Wellock, Wilfred
Gosling, Harry Morris, R. H. Westwood, J.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Greenail, T. Murnin, H. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Palin, John Henry
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) ponsonby, Arthur TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Groves, T. Potts, John S. Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr.
Grundy, T. W. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Whiteley.