HC Deb 25 April 1929 vol 227 cc1061-5

Can the Chancellor of the Exchequer state the programme of business for next week?


Yes, Sir.

Monday: Finance Bill; Committee.

Tuesday: Supply Committee, 8th Allotted Day, Colonial Office Vote.

Wednesday: Supply, Committee. The Ministry of Health Vote will be taken, constituting the 9th Allotted Day.

Thursday: Supply, Committee, 10th Allotted Day. The subject for discussion has not yet been settled between the different parties.

Friday: The Third Reading of the Finance Bill will be taken.

On any day progress will be made, as far as possible, with outstanding Orders.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Proceedings on the Finance Bill have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and 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."—[Mr. Churchill.]


The first part of this Motion gives the Finance Bill precedence to-day over business of Supply, which is the ordinary practice. The second part is proposed at the request of the Chairman of Ways and Means, and has reference to Private Business and not to Government business. As far as Private Business is concerned, this Motion, in the first place suspends the Eleven o'Clock Rule for the Private Bills which are set down for consideration at half-past seven o'clock to-night, these being the London County Council (General Powers) Bill; the Galloway Water Power Bill, and the County of Cornwall Bill, Second Readings. In the second place, it allows opposed Private Business, other than that under consideration at half-past nine o'clock, to be taken after that hour. Similar Motions have been moved on many previous occasions in recent Sessions at the request of the Chairman of Ways and Means, and this forms an integral part of the measures taken for the general convenience in connection with the winding-up of the business of the Session.


I wish to ask a question which relates particularly to the Galloway Bill. Should the first Private Bill take all the time up to eleven o'clock, what will happen in regard to the second Bill?


According to the Motion on the Paper the Eleven o'Clock Rule will be suspended and the other Orders; can be taken afterwards.


Is not this something quite new? When we vote upon the suspension of any Rule it generally applies to one definite item, but now we are proposing to deal with three different Bills. Is not that something new?


It is not a question for a Ruling by the Chair; it is a question of the House approving of the Motion on the Paper. If the second part of the Motion is carried, the second Bill, which under the Standing Orders cannot be taken after half-past nine, may be considered in spite of the Standing Orders.

Question put.

The House divided: Ayes, 189; Noes, 86.

Division No. 281.] AYES. [3.52 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Greene, W. P. Crawford Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Grenfell, Edward C. (City of London) Penny, Frederick George
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Perkins, Colonel E. K.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Grotrian, H. Brent Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Astbury, Lieut.-Commander F. W. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Pilcher, G.
Balniel, Lord Hacking, Douglas H. Pownall, Sir Assheton
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Price, Major C. W. M.
Bennett, Albert (Nottingham, C.) Hamilton, Sir George Raine, Sir Walter
Berry, Sir George Hammersley, S. S. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Betterton, Henry B. Hanbury, C. Reid, Capt. Cunningham (Warrington)
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.) Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Blundell, F. N. Hartington, Marquess of Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Boothby, R. J. G. Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington) Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs., Stratford)
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Ross, R. D.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Henderson, Lieut.-Col. Sir Vivian Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Briscoe, Richard George Heneage. Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Brittain, Sir Harry Henn, Sir Sydney H. Salmon, Major I.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Herbert, S. (York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Samuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.) Sandeman, N. Stewart
Bullock, Captain M. Hopkins, J. W. W. Sandon, Lord
Burman, J. B. Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Savery, S. S.
Campbell, E. T. Home, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Carver, Major W. H. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hurd, Percy A. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ., Belfast)
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Hurst, Sir Gerald Skelton, A. N.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Iliffe, Sir Edward M. Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Iveagh, Countess of Smithers, Waldron
Christie, J. A. Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Churchman, Sir Arthur C. King, Commodore Henry Douglas Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Clarry, Reginald George Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Long, Major Eric Steel, Major Samuel Strang
Colfox, Major Win, Phillips Looker, Herbert William Streatfeild, Captain S. R.
Colman, N. C. D. Lougher, Sir Lewis Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Cooper, A. Duff Lowe, Sir Francis William Styles, Captain H. W.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Luce, Maj.-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Crookshank. Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Galnsbro) Lumley, L. R. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid
Dalkeith, Earl of MacIntyre, Ian Templeton, W. P.
Davies, Dr. Vernon McLean, Major A. Thorn, Lt.-Cot. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) MacRobert, Alexander M. Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Eden, Captain Anthony Maitland, A. (Kant, Faversham) Thomson, Sir Frederick
Edwards, J. Hugh (Accrington) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell
Ellis, R. G. Malone, Major P. B. Tinne, J. A.
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Margesson, Captain D. Titchfield, Major the Marquees of
Everard, W. Lindsay Merriman, Sir F. Boyd Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Meyer, Sir Frank Wallace, Captain D. E.
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Milne, J. S. Wardlaw- Ward, Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)
Fanshawe, Captain G. D. Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Waldan) Warrender, Sir Victor
Fermoy, Lord Monsall, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Watts, Sir Thomas
Fleiden, E. B. Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Ford, Sir P. J. Morden, Colonel Walter Grant Winby, Colonel L. P.
Fraser, Captain Ian Moreing, Captain A. H. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Frece, Sir Walter de Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E. Nall, Colonel Sir Joseph Wolmer, Viscount
Ganzonl, Sir John Nelson, Sir Frank Wood, E. (Chest'r, Stalyb'ge & Hyde)
Gates, Percy Newman. Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Wragg, Herbert
Glyn, Major R. G. C. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptraf'ld.) Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Goff, Sir Park Nuttall, Ellis
Grace, John O'Connor, T. J. (Bedford, Luton) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Grant, Sir J. A. Oman, Sir Charles William C. Major Sir George Hennessy and
Major Sir William Cope.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Connolly, M. Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Dalton, Hugh Hardie, George D.
Amman, Charles George Dalton, Ruth (Bishop Auckland) Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley)
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Day, Harry Henderson, T. (Glasgow)
Barnes, A. Dennison, R. Hirst, W. (Bradford, South)
Batey, Joseph Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Hore-Belisha, Leslie
Bellamy, A. Fenby, T. D. Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Gardner, J. P. Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.
Broad, F. A. Gillett, George M. Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath)
Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel Gosling, Harry Kelly, W. T.
Cape, Thomas Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Kennedy, T.
Charleton, H. C. Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M.
Cluse, W. S. Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Kirkwood, D.
Compton, Joseph Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Lansbury, George
Lee, Jennie (Lanark N.) Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland) Thurtle, Ernest
Lowth, T. Russell, Richard (Eddlsbury) Tinker, John Joseph
Mackinder, W. Saklatvala, Shapurji Townend, A. E.
MacLaren Andrew Scurr, John Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles
Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Shield, G. W. Viant, S. P.
March, S. Shinwell, E. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Montague, Frederick Short, Alfred (Wednesbury) Welsh, J. C.
Morris, R. H. Slesser, Sir Henry H. Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Smith, H. B. Lees- (Keighley) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Palin, John Henry Smith, Rennie (Penistone) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Paling, W. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip Windsor, Walter
Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Strauss, E. A. Wright, W.
Potts, John S. Sullivan, J.
Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Sutton, J. E. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Riley, Ben Taylor, R. A. Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. Hayes.
Ritson, J. Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)

Bill read a Second time, and committed.