HC Deb 31 March 1927 vol 204 cc1438-41

May I ask the Prime Minister if he can now state the business for next week?


On Monday we shall take Supply, Committee—Ministry of Labour Vote.

Tuesday: Until 8.15, further progress will be made with the Government of India (Indian Navy) Bill, and the Pacific Cable Bill; the Second Reading of the Destructive Insects and Pests Bill, and the Committee stage of the Money Resolution.

Wednesday: Until 8.15, and on Thursday, we shall take the Second Reading of the Landlord and Tenant (No. 2) Bill, and, if time permit, other Orders on the Paper.


Can the Prime Minister make any statement as to when we may expect the introduction of the Bill referred to in the King's Speech relating to Trade Unions, and may we have some indication of the right hon. Gentleman's intention concerning the claims of women to an extension of the franchise?


With regard to the first question, the Bill dealing with Trade Unions will be in the Vote Office early next week. With regard to the second question, I have repeatedly stated in this House that I shall make a statement before we rise for the Easter Recess on that subject, and I have nothing to add to that.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings of the Committee of Supply 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, 245; Noes, 104.

Division No. 70.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Nicholson, O. (Westminster)
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Glyn, Major R. G. C. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hon. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld.)
Albery, Irving James Goff, Sir Park O'Connor, T J. (Bedford, Luton)
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Gower, Sir Robert Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Grace, John Penny, Frederick George
Apsley, Lord Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) Perring, Sir William George
Ashley, Lt.-Col. R. Hon. Wilfrid W. Grant, Sir J. A. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Atholl, Duchess of Greene, W. p. Crawford Philipson, Mabel
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Greenwood, Rt.Hn.Sir H.(W'th's'w, E.) Power, Sir John Cecil
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Grotrian, H. Brent Pownall, Sir Assheton
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Price, Major C. W. M.
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Gunston, Captain D. W. Radford, E. A.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W. Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Raine, W.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Hali, Vice-Admiral Sir R. (Eastbourne) Ramsden, E.
Bennett, A. J. Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Reid, Capt. Cunningham(Warrington)
Berry, Sir George Hammersley, S. S. Remnant, sir James
Better-ton, Henry B. Harland, A. Rhys, Hon. C. A U.
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Harrison, G. J. C. Rice, Sir Frederick
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Hartington. Marquess of Roberts, Sir Samuel (Hereford)
Boothby, R. J. G. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs, Stretford)
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Hawke, John Anthony Ropner, Major L.
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Ruggies-Brise, Major E. A.
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Henderson, Capt, R. R.(Oxf'd,Henley) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Brass, Captain W. Henderson, Lieut.-Col. V, L. (Bootle) Salmon, Major I.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Sandeman, N. Stewart
Briggs, J. Harold Hennessy, Major Sir G. R. J. Sanders, Sir Robert A.
Brittain, Sir Harry Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford) Sanderson, Sir Frank
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Herbert,S. (York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by) Sandon, Lord
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Buckingham, sir H. Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone) Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. Mcl. (Renfrew, W)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Sheffield, sir Berkeley
Bullock, Captain M. Holland, Sir Arthur Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ., Belfst.)
Burman, J. B. Holt, Captain H. P. Skelton, A. N.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hopkins, J. W. W. Smith. R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Campbell, E. T. Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Smithers, Waldron
Carver, Major W. H. Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Colonel C. K. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hume, Sir G. H. Sprot, Sir Alexander
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Huntingfield, Lord Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Hurd, Percy A. Storry-Deans, R.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Hutchison, G. A. Clark (Midl'n & P'bl's) Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Chadwick, Sir Robert Burton Jacob, A. E. Streatfeild, Captain S. R.
Chamberlain, Rt.Hn,SirJ.A.(Birm.,W.) Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington) Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Chapman, Sir S. Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Styles, Captain H. Walter
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer King, Captain Henry Douglas Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Sugden, Sir Wilfrid
Clayton, G. C. Knox, Sir Alfred Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Tasker, R. Inigo.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Templeton, W. P.
Cohen, Major J. Brunei Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Thorn, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Colfox, Major Wm. Phillips Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green) Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Cooper, A. Duff Locker- Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th) Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Cope, Major William Loder, I. de V. Tinne, J. A.
Couper, J. B. Looker, Herbert William Turton, Sir Edmund Russborough
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Crooke, J. Smedley (Derltend) Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Wallace, Captain O. E.
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Lumley, L. R. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Macintyre, I. Warrender, Sir Victor
Curzon, Captain Viscount McLean, Major A. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset,Yeovll) Macmillan, Captain H. Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Cavies, Dr. Vernon Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John Watts, Dr. T.
Dean, Arthur Wellesley Macquisten, F. A. Wells, S. R.
Edmondson, Major A. J. MacRobert, Alexander M. Williams, Com. (Devon, Torquay)
Elliot, Major Walter E. Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
England, Colonel A. Malone, Major P. B. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Winby, Colonel L. P.
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Margesson, Captain D. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Everard, W. Lindsay Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Mason, Lieut.-Col. Glyn K. Wise, Sir Fredric
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Meyer, Sir Frank Wolmer, viscount
Fermoy, Lord Milne, J. S. Wardlaw- Womersley, W, J.
Fielden, E. B. Mitched, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'ge & Hyde)
Finburgh, S. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Wood, Sir S. Hill. (High Peak)
Forrest, W. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Foster, Sir Harry S. Moore, Sir Newton J. Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Fraser, Captain Ian Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Young, Rt. Hon. Hilton (Norwich)
Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury)
Ganzoni, Sir John Murchison, Sir Kenneth TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Gates, Percy Nall, Colonel Sir Joseph Colonel Gibbs and Major Sir Harry
Gauit, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Barnston.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (File, West) Harney, E, A. Scurr, John
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Harris, Percy A. Sexton, James
Ammon, Charles George Hayes, John Henry Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Baker, Walter Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Barnes, A. Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Smillie, Robert
Batey, Joseph Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Bondfield, Margaret Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Sneil, Harry
Briant, Frank Kelly, W. T. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Broad, F. A. Kennedy, T. Spencer, G. A. (Broxtowe)
Bromley, J. Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Lansbury, George Stamford, T. W.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Lee, F. Stephen, Campbell
Buchanan, G. Lindley, F. W. Strauss, E. A.
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Lowth, T. Sutton, J. E.
Cape, Thomas Lunn, William Taylor, R. A.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Mackinder, W. Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Compton, Joseph MacLaren, Andrew Thomson, Trevelyan (Middlesbro, W.)
Connolly, M. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Thurtle, Ernest
Cove, W. G. Maxton, James Tinker, John Joseph
Dalton, Hugh Montague, Frederick Townend, A. E.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) Morris, R. H. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Viant, S. P.
Day, Colonel Harry Mosley, Oswald Wallhead, Richard C.
Dunnico, H. Owen, Major G. Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Gardner, J. p. Palin, John Henry Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Gillett, George M. Paling, W. Wellock, Wilfred
Gosling, Harry Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Westwood, J.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin.,Cent.) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Ponsonby, Arthur Windsor, Walter
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Potts, John S. Wright, W.
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tyovil) Riley, Ben TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Robinson, W. C. (Yorks,W.R.,Elrand) Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr.
Hardie, George D. Rose, Frank H. Whiteley.