HC Deb 12 July 1928 vol 219 cc2466-9

May I ask the Prime Minister if he can state the business for next week, and whether he is able to give any indication of the remainder of the business for the later part of the Session?


On Monday and Tuesday: Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Bill, Report and Third Reading.

Wednesday and Thursday: Racecourse Betting Bill, Report and Third Reading.

Friday: Supply, Committee.

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

As to the date of the rising of the House, it is not easy to forecast at the moment. It must depend necessarily on the progress of business. In the speech that I made in connection with the allocation of time, I gave details of the business which we hoped to get. I did not mention in that list the Racecourse Betting Bill, because that Bill, being a private Bill, I had every expectation that it would be passed in Private Members' Time, which was completed last Friday. That expectation was not realised. Apart from that, I do not think there is any change in the list of business to be taken which I gave to the House on the 28th June. I think there is a possibility that we may get up before the Bank Holiday, in normal circumstances.


May I ask whether the place given in that statement to the Race-course Betting Bill indicates that the Government have accepted responsibility for its future progress; and in that case can the House be enlightened as to the reason?


Certainly. The Government are prepared to take over the Racecourse Betting Bill, and the reasons I think might well be given in the course of the Debate. They have, however, been stated in the discussions on the Bill, and one is that the revenue to be derived will be of very considerable assistance to the Exchequer and might possibly lead to a remodelling of the Betting Duty. In the second place, many on this side of the House, and indeed hon. Members in all parts of the House, consider that it will have a very appreciable effect in helping to cleanse our racecourses.


May I ask the Prime Minister if it means that the Government Whips will be put on hereafter?


I cannot imagine that that would be of any interest to the hon. Member; but they will.


With regard to the business for the latter part of the Session, may I ask whether it is the right hon. Gentleman's intention to allow an opportunity for a discussion of the Report of the Industrial Transference Board?


It is a little difficult to deal with individual members of a party, but, without being in any way discourteous to the leaders of the party, I will answer the question. My intention certainly is to have such a discussion.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Proceedings on any Private Business set down for consideration at half-past Seven of the Clock this evening, by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means, be exempted from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House) and, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 8, may be taken after half-past Nine of the Clock."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 134; Noes, 96.

Division No. 280.] AYES. [3.54 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Dean, Arthur Wellesley Jephcott, A. R.
Albery, Irving James Drewe, C. Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman Edge, Sir William Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Edmondson, Major A. J. Lister, Cunlifie-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Ellis, R. G. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. W. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston S. M.) Long, Major Eric
Atholl, Duchess of Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) MacAndrew, Major Charles Glen
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Falle, Sir Bertram G. Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Fanshawe, Captain G. D. MacIntyre, Ian
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Fermoy, Lord McLean, Major A.
Bennett, A. J. Fielden, E. B. Macmillan Captain H.
Bethel, A. Finburgh, S. Macquisten, F. A.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Fraser, Captain Ian Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Frece, Sir Walter de Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Blundell, F. N. Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E. Mason, Colonel Glyn K.
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Ganzoni, Sir John Merriman, Sir F. Boyd
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Grace, John Meyer, Sir Frank
Brassey, Sir Leonard Grant, Sir J. A. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.
Brittain, Sir Harry Grotrian, H. Brent Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. R. C. (Ayr)
Buchan, John Hacking, Douglas H. Morden, Colonel Walter Grant
Burman, J. B. Hanbury, C. Nelson, Sir Frank
Burney, Lieut.-Com. Charles D. Harland, A. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrst'ld.)
Burton, Colonel H. W. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Penny, Frederick George
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxford, Henley) Radford, E. A.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Henn, Sir Sydney H. Raine, Sir Walter
Charleton, H. C. Hills, Major John Waller Reid, Capt. Cunningham (Warrington)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Hilton, Cecil Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Rice, Sir Frederick
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hopkins, J. W. W. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir George Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Sandeman, N. Stewart
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Hurd, Percy A. Savery, S. S.
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Hutchison, Sir G. A. Clark Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Iliffe, Sir Edward M. Skelton, A. N.
Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Townend, A. E. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Smithers, Waldron Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement Wolmer, Viscount
Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P. Womersley, W. J.
Spender-Clay, Colonel H. Warrender, Sir victor Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F. Wells, S. R. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Stanley, Lord (Fylde) Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton) Williams, Herbert G. (Reading) Captain Margesson and Captain Wallace.
Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell. Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Titchfield, Major the Marquees of Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Ritson, J.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff. Cannock) Hirst, G. H. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Runciman, Hilda (Cornwall, St. Ives)
Ammon, Charles George Hore-Belisha, Leslie Scurr, John
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Sexton, James
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) John, William (Rhondda, West) Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Barr, J. Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Batey, Joseph Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Shinwell, E.
Briant, Frank Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Keily, W. T. Smith, Ronnie (Penistone)
Buchanan, G. Kennedy, T. Snell, Harry
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Kirkwood, D. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Cape, Thomas Lawrence, Susan Stephen, Campbell
Cluse, W. S. Livingstone, A. M. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Lowth, T. Sullivan, Joseph
Compton, Joseph Lunn, William Sutton, J. E.
Connolly, M. Mackinder, W. Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Cove, W. G. Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Thurtle, Ernest
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Dennison, R. Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thamoton) Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Dunnico, H. March, S. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Maxton, James Wellock, Wilfred
Fenby, T. D. Montague, Frederick Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J.
Gillett, George M. Morris, R. H. Whiteley, W.
Gosling, Harry Murnin, H. Williams, C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Win. (Edin., Cent.) Owen, Major G. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Greenall, T. Palin, John Henry Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Greenwood. A. (Nelson and Colne) Paling, W. Windsor, Walter
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Wright, W.
Griffith, F. Kingsley Ponsonby, Arthur Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Groves, T. Potts, John S.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Purcell, A. A. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Harris, Percy A. Riley, Ben Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. Hayes