HC Deb 15 November 1928 vol 222 cc1091-5

Can the Prime Minister state what business the Government propose to take next week?


The business will be:

Monday: Unemployment Insurance sill, Third Reading; Overseas Trade (Guarantees), Committee; Supplementary Estimates in Committee for the Department of Overseas Trade, Colonial Office and Middle Eastern Services and other Votes. These Votes will be available to-morrow.

Tuesday: Committee stage of the Money Resolutions for Superannuation (Diplomatic Service), and Appellate Jurisdiction (Salaries and Pensions); Second Reading of the West Highlands and Islands (Transport Services) Bill. These will be available to-morrow.

Wednesday: Imperial Telegraphs Bill; Second Reading. This will be available this week-end.

Thursday: Committee stage of Supplementary Estimate for Railway Freight Rebates and other Votes.

The Business for Friday will be announced later. On any day, if there is time, other Orders will be taken.


Not having seen the Imperial Telegraphs Bill and not knowing whether it is a long Bill or a short Bill, may I ask the Prime Minister if he really intends to take it on Wednesday? As the Bill is only going to be circulated to-morrow, or during this weekend, that is giving very little time.


I think the right hon. Gentleman when he sees the Bill will be satisfied that there will be plenty of time to allow of the Second Reading discussion. It is only the Second Reading that we are taking on Wednesday.


Will there be no Money Resolution?


I very much hope not. I am going on the assumption that there will not be, but I may be mistaken there.

The following Notice of Motion stood upon the Order Paper: That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply and that the Proceedings on the Second Reading of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[The Prime Minister.]


In this Motion there are two questions, and I understand that, if this House desires, it can divide upon the two questions separately. I must, therefore, ask your ruling, Mr. Speaker, whether a Division can be taken upon each part of the Motion or only upon the Motion as a whole?


Very well, I will put the Question in two parts.

Question, That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply,

put, and agreed to.

Question put, That the Proceedings on the Second Reading of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House).

The House divided: Ayes, 213; Noes, 131.

Division No. 5.] AYES. [4.2 p.m.
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. Charles Drewe, C. Malone, Major P. B.
Albery, Irving James Eden, Captain Anthony Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Edmondson, Major A. J. Margesson, Captain D.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Ellis, R. G. Marriott, Sir J. A. R.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. England, Colonel A. Merriman, Sir F. Boyd
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Milne, J. S. Wardlaw
Astor, Viscountess Evans, Captain A. (Cardiff, South) Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Everard, W. Lindsay Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Fairfax, Captain J. G. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.
Barnett, Major Sir Richard Falle, Sir Bertram G. Moore, Sir Newton J.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Fanshawe, Captain G. D. Morden, Colonel Walter Grant
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Fermoy, Lord Moreing, Captain A. H.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Fielden, E. B. Murchison, Sir Kenneth
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Foster, Sir Harry S. Nail, Colonel Sir Joseph
Berry, Sir George Fraser, Captain Ian Nelson, Sir Frank
Betterton, Henry B. Frece, Sir Walter de Neville, Sir Reginald J.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrst'ld.)
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Ganzoni, Sir John Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Boothby, R. J. G. Gates, Percy Oakley, [...].
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Gault, Lieut.-Col. Andrew Hamilton Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. w. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Brass, Captain W. Goff, Sir Park Penny, Frederick George
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Grotrian, H. Brent Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Briggs, J. Harold Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Perring, Sir William George
Briscoe, Richard George Gunston, Captain D. W. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Brittain, Sir Harry Hacking, Douglas H. Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Brocklebank, C. E. R Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Pilcher, G.
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Hammersley, S. S. Power, Sir John Gecil
Brown, Col. D C. (N'th'l'd, Hexham) Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Pownall, Sir Assheton
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Harrison, G. J. C. Preston, Sir Walter (Cheltenham)
Buckingham, Sir H. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Raine, Sir Walter
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Rawson, Sir Cooper
Burman, J. B. Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Butler, Sir Geoffrey Henderson, Lieut.-Col. Sir Vivian Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs., Stratford)
Carver, Major W. H. Henn, Sir Sydney H. Ruggles-Brise, Lieut.-Colonel E. A.
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hopkins, J. W. W. Salmon, Major I.
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Sandeman, N. Stewart
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Sanders, Sir Robert A.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Hunter-Weston, Lt.-Gen. Sir Aylmer Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Hurd, Percy A. Savery, S. S.
Christie, J. A. Hurst, Gerald B. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H. Shepperson, E. W.
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. Iveagh, Countess of Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Clayton, G. C. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Cobb, Sir Cyril James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. O. King, Commodore Henry Douglas Smithers, Waldron
Cockerill, Brig.-General sir George Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Knox, Sir Alfred Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Cooper, A. Duff Lamb, J. Q. Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F.
Couper, J. B. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Loder, J. de V. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Cowan, Sir Wm. Henry (Islingtn, N.) Long, Major Eric Tasker, R. Inigo.
Craig, Capt. Rt. Hon. C. C. (Antrim) Looker, Herbert William Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Craig, Sir Ernest (Chester, Crewe) Lougher, Lewis Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vers Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Lumley, L. R. Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell-
Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick) MacAndrew Major Charles Glen Tinne, J. A.
Crookshank, Col. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) MacIntyre, Ian Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Curzon, Captain Viscount McLean, Major A. Turton, Sir Edmund Russborough
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Macmillan, Captain H. Wallace, Captain D. E.
Davies, Dr. Vernon Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel- Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kinoston-on-Hull)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Warrender, Sir Victor Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Waterhouse, Captain Charles Williams, Herbert G. (Reading) Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Watson, Rt. Hon. H. (Carlisle) Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield) Wright, Brig.-General W. D.
Watts, Sir Thomas Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Wayland, Sir William A. Wolmer, viscount TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
While, Lieut.-Col. Sir G. Dalrymple Womersley, W. J. Major Sir George Hennessy and Major Sir William Cope.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hayday, Arthur Riley, Ben
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Ritson, J.
Ammon, Charles George Hirst, G. H. Salter, Dr. Alfred
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hore-Belisha, Leslie Scurr, John
Baker, Walter Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Sexton, James
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hutchison, Sir Robert (Montrose) Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Barnes, A. Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Shinwell, E.
Batey, Joseph John, William (Rhondda, West) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Johnston, Thomas (Dundee) Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Bellamy, A. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Smillie, Robert
Benn, Wedgwood Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Snell, Harry
Bondfield, Margaret Kelly, W. T. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Briant, Frank Kennedy, T. Stephen, Campbell
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Buchanan, G. Kirkwood, D. Sullivan, J.
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Lansbury, George Sutton, J. E.
Cape, Thomas Lawrence, Susan Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Charleton, H. C. Lawson, John James Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Cluse, W. S. Lee, F. Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Connolly, M. Lindley, F. W. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities) Livingstone, A. M. Thurtle, Ernest
Crawfurd, H. E. Longbottom, A. W. Tinker, John Joseph
Dalton, Hugh Lowth, T. Tomlinson, R. p.
Davies, Ellis (Denbigh, Denbigh) Lunn, William Townend, A. E.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale) MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Aberavon) Viant, S. P.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Mackinder, W. Wallhead, Richard C.
Day, Harry Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Dennison, R. MacNeill-Weir, L. Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Wellock, Wilfred
Fenby, T. D. March, S. Welsh, J. C.
Gardner, J. P. Maxton, James Wiggins. William Martin
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Montague, Frederick Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Gillett, George M. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Mosley, Sir Oswald Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Greenall, T. Murnin, H. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Oliver, George Harold Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Owen, Major G. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Palin, John Henry Windsor, Walter
Grundy, T. W. Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Wright, W.
Hall, F. (York., W.R., Normanton) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Ponsonby, Arthur
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Potts, John S. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hardie, George D. Purcell, A. A. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Whiteley.
Harris, Percy A. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)