HC Deb 23 May 1928 vol 217 cc1892-5

May I ask the Prime Minister, in the event of the Government getting the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule to-night, how far the Government propose to go?


Only the first Order.


Can any announcement be made to-day regarding the business after the Adjournment?


I am afraid that I must ask for that question to be put down to-morrow. On the first day, as I announced, the Second Reading of the Finance Bill will be taken.


Is it proposed that the Finance Bill should be given a Second Reading on the first day?


That has been the practice in recent years.


I see that there is a notice on the Order Paper of the presentation of the Bill on Rating and Valuation. May I ask the Prime Minister whether that Bill will be immediately printed, and in the hands of Members, so that they can have it in time before the discussion on the Finance Bill?


The right hon. Gentleman was not in the House one day when I announced that it would be printed in time for the Whitson holidays, so that Members may study it during the Recess.

Resolved, That this House do meet To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock; that no Questions shall be taken after Twelve of the Clock; and that at Five of the Clock Mr. Speaker shall adjourn the House without Question put"— [The Prime Minister.]

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on Government Business 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, 232; Noes, 133.

Division No. 149.] AYES. [3.49 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Lamb, J. Q.
Agg-Gardner, Rt. Hon. Sir James T. Curzon, Captain viscount Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. Charles Dalkeith, Earl of Leigh, Sir John (Clapham)
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Davies, Dr. Vernon Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green)
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Loder, J. de V.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Dixey, A. C. Lowe, Sir Francis William
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. W. Drewe, C. Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Edmondson, Major A. J. Luce, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Harman
Astor, Viscountess Edwards, J. Hugh (Accrington) Lynn, Sir R. J.
Atholl, Duchess of Elliot, Major Walter E. MacAndrew, Major Charles Glen
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley England, Colonel A. Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Balniel, Lord Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) McDonnell, Colonel Hon. Angus
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Fairfax, Captain J. G. Macintyre, Ian
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Fanshawe, Captain G. D. McLean, Major A.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Fermoy, Lord Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Fielden, E. B. Macquisten, F. A.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Foster, Sir Harry S. Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Fraser, Captain Ian Malone, Major P. B.
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish- Frece, Sir Walter de Margesson, Capt. D.
Berry, Sir George Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Betterton, Henry B. Gadle, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Mason, Colonel Glyn K.
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Ganzoni, Sir John Merriman, Sir F. Boyd
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Gates, Percy Meyer, Sir Frank
Blundell, F. N. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Milne, J. S. Wardlaw-
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Glyn, Major R. G. C. Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark)
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W Goff, Sir Park Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden)
Brassey, Sir Leonard Grant, Sir J. A. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Briggs, J. Harold Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.
Briscoe, Richard George Grotrian, H. Brent Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R. (Ayr)
Brockiebank, C. E. R. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Moore, Sir Newton J.
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd, Hexham) Hacking, Douglas H. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H.C.(Berks, Newb'y) Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive
Buchan, John Hamilton, Sir George Murchison, Sir Kenneth
Bullock, Captain M. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Nail, Colonel Sir Joseph
Burton, Colonel H. W. Harrison, G. J. C. Nelson, Sir Frank
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hartington, Marquess of Newman, Sir R. H. S. D, L. (Exeter)
Cautley, Sir Henry 5. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Newton, sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Nicholson, O. (Westminster)
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth. S.) Haslam, Henry C. Nuttall, Ellis
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Henderson, Lieut.-Col. Sir Vivian Penny, Frederick George
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Henn, Sir Sydney H. Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Chapman, Sir S. Hilton, Cecil Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Pilditch, Sir Philip
Clarry, Reginald George Hopkins, J. W. W. Pownall, Sir Assheton
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Price, Major C. W. M.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Radford, E. A.
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Raine, Sir Walter
Conway, Sir W. Martin Hume, Sir G. H. Ramsden, E.
Cooper, A. Duff Iliffe, Sir Edward M. Remnant, Sir James
Cope, Major William Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Rentoul, G. S.
Couper, J. B. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Rice, Sir Frederick
Courtauld, Major J. S. James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Craig, Capt. Rt. Hon. C. C. (Antrim) Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Roberts, Sir Samuel (Hereford)
Craig, Sir Ernest (Chester, Crewe) Kennedy, A. R. (Preston) Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Kindersley, Major G. M. Ropner, Major L.
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) King, Commodore Henry Douglas Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Rye, F. G.
Salmon, Major I. Streatfeild, Captain S. R. White, Lieut.-Col. Sir G. Dalrymple-
Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C. Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Sandeman, N. Stewart Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Sandon, Lord Templeton, W. P. Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D. Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Savery, S. S. Thompson, Luke (Sunderland) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Sheffield, Sir Berkeley Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell- Wolmer, Viscount
Shepperson, E. W. Tinne, J. A. Womersley, W. J.
Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)
Skelton, A. N. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'dge & Hyde)
Slaney, Major P. Kenyon Waddington, R. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Wallace, Captain D. E. Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Smith-Carington, Neville W. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W. Wragg, Herbert
Smithers, Waldron Warrender, Sir Victor
Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Waterhouse, Captain Charles TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Sprot, Sir Alexander Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley) Major Sir George Hennessy and
Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F. Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle) Mr. F. C. Thomson.
Stanley, Lord (Fylde) Wells, S. R.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Hirst, G. H. Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Ammon, Charles George Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Shinwell, E.
Attlee, Clement Richard Hore-Belisha, Leslie Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bliston) Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Baker, Walter Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) John, William (Rhondda, West) Sitch, Charles H.
Barnes, A. Johnston. Thomas (Dundee) Smillie, Robert
Batey, Joseph Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Briant, Frank Kelly, W. T. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Broad, F. A. Kennedy, T. Snell, Harry
Bromfield, William Kirkwood, D. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Bromley, J. Lansbury, George Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Lawrence, Susan Stamford, T. W.
Buchanan, G. Lawson, John James Stephen, Campbell
Cape, Thomas Lowth, T. Strauss, E. A.
Charleton, H. C. Lunn, William Sullivan, J.
Cluse, W. S. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Sutton, J. E.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Macdonald, Sir Murdoch (Inverness) Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Compton, Joseph Mackinder, W. Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Connolly, M. MacNeill-Weir, L. Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Cove, W. G. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Thurtle, Ernest
Dalton, Hugh March, S. Tinker, John Joseph
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Maxton, James Tomlinson, R. P.
Day, Harry Montague, Frederick Viant, S. P.
Dennison, R. Morris, R. H. Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Dunnico, H. Morrison, R. c. (Tottenham, N.) Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Edge, Sir William Murnin, H. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Fenby, T. D. Naylor, T. E. Wellock, Wilfred
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Owen, Major G. Westwood, J.
Gillett, George M. Palin, John Henry Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Paling, W. Williams, C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Potts, John S. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Griffith, F. Kingsley Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Groves, T. Riley, Ben Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Grundy, T. W. Ritson, J. Windsor, Walter
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O.(W. Bromwich) Wright, W.
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Rose, Frank H. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Hardie, George D. Saklatvala, Shapurji TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Harney, E. A. Salter, Dr. Alfred Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr.
Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Scrymgeour, E. Whiteley.
Hayes, John Henry Scurr, John

Question put, and agreed to.