HC Deb 27 February 1929 vol 225 cc1973-7

May I ask the Chanceller of the Exchequer to state the business for Friday?


On Friday, the Unemployment Insurance (Northern Ireland Agreement) Bill, Second Reading, will be taken first; then the Supplementary Estimate for Dominion Services, Committee—that is the topic which we discussed one afternoon last week—followed by the Pensions (Governors of Dominions, Etc.) Bill, Second Reading, and, if there is time, by other Orders on the Paper.


Does the right hon. Gentleman seriously think the topic referred to is of so little consequence as to be sandwiched between other items in that way?


After the events of yesterday afternoon, it does not seem that the Unemployment Insurance (Northern Ireland Agreement) Bill is likely to take very long, so that, the bulk of the time can be given to the topic which we discussed last week.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, on Friday, in discussing the Supplementary Estimate which was the subject of controversy last week, the Government will have definitely made up its mind on the matter?


The Government in this matter is marching hand in hand with this House.


When are we to expect a Supplementary Estimate for the Government's contribution to the Lord Mayor's Fund?


I am afraid I am not informed about that. An answer could be given to-morrow.

Motion made, and Question put, 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, he 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 House divided: Ayes, 168; Noes, 102.

Division No. 243.] AYES. [3.54 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Atholl, Duchess of Bennett, Albert (Nottingham, C.)
Albery, Irving James Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton) Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Berry, Sir George
Allen, Lieut.-Col. Sir William James Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Betterton, Henry B.
Amery, Ht. Hon. Leopold C. M. s. Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Birchall, Major J. Dearman
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid w. Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake) Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton)
Blundell, F. N. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Preston, William
Boothby, R. J. G. Hacking, Douglas H. Price, Major C. W. M.
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Pringle, J. A.
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Harland, A. Raine, Sir Walter
Brass, Captain W. Harrison, G. J. C. Ramsden, E.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Cilve Hartington, Marquess of Rawson, Sir Cooper
Briggs, J. Harold Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Reid, Capt. Cunningham (Warrington)
Briscoe, Richard George Henderson, Capt. R. R.(Oxf'd,Henley) Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Brittain, Sir Harry Heneage, Lieut.-Col. Arthur P. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Buchan, John Herbert,S.(York, N.R., Scar. & Wh'by) Ross, R. D.
Buckingham, Sir H. Hilton, Cecil Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William James Hope, Sir Harry (Forfar) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Bullock, Captain M. Hopkins, J. W. W. Sanderson, Sir Frank
Campbell, E. T. Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S. Sandon, Lord
Carver, Major W. H. Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Shaw, Lt.-Col.A.D. Mcl. (Renfrew,W.)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis Shepperson, E. W.
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. King, Commodore Henry Douglas Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement Sinclair, Col.T.(Queen's Univ.,Belfst.)
Chamberlain,Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood) Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley) Skelton, A. N.
Chapman, Sir S. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Charteris, Brigadier-General J. Looker, Herbert William Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Smithers, Waldron
Clarry, Reginald George Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Lumley, L. R. Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Macdonald, R. (Glasgow, Cathcart) Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F.
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir George Maclntyre, Ian Stott, Lieut.-Colonel W. H.
Colfox, Major William Phillips McLean, Major A. Streatfelld, Captain S. R.
Cooper, A. Duff Macquisten, F. A. Styles, Captain H. Walter
Couper, J. B. MacRobert, Alexander M. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Maitland, Sir Arthur D. Steel. Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)
Crookshank, Cpt.H.(Lindsey,Gainsbro) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Dalkeith, Earl of Margesson, Captain D. Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell.
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset,Yeovil) Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Tinne, J. A.
Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) Meller, R. J. Titchfieid, Major the Marquess of
Davies, Dr. Vernon Meyer, Sir Frank Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Wallace, Captain O. E.
Edmondson, Major A. J. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Ward, Lt.Col. A. L.(Kingston-on-Hull)
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Moreing, Captain A. H. Warrender, Sir Victor
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Forestier-Walker, Sir L. Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Cilve Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Foster, Sir Harry S. Nelson, Sir Frank Wells, S. R.
Fraser, Captain Ian Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) White, Lieut.-Col. Sir G. Dairymple
Gadie, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Gates, Percy Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)
Goff, Sir Park Oman, Sir Charles William C. Wilson, Sir Murrough (Yorks,Richm'd)
Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Greenwood, Rt.Hn.Sir H. (W'th's'w, E) Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)
Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. J. Power, Sir John Cecil TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Grotrian, H. Brent Pownall, Sir Assheton Major Sir George Hennessy and Major Sir William Cope.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Grundy, T. W. Murnin, H.
Ammon, Charles George Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Oliver, George Harold
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland) Owen, Major G.
Batey, Joseph Hardie, George D. Palin, John Henry
Beckett, John (Gateshead) Harris, Percy A. Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)
Bellamy, A. Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Benn, Wedgwood Hirst, G. H. Ponsonby, Arthur
Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Hollins, A. Potts, John S.
Bondfield, Margaret Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield) Purcell, A. A.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Briant, Frank John, William (Rhondda, West) Ritson, J.
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O.(W.Bromwich)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute) Kelly, W. T. Runciman, Hilda (Cornwall, St. Ives)
Buchanan, G. Kennedy, T. Runclman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Cape, Thomas Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Scurr, John
Charleton, H. C. Kirkwood, D. Sexton, James
Clarke, A. B. Lansbury, George Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Lawrence, Susan Shield, G. W.
Compton, Joseph Lawson, John James Shinwell, E.
Crawfurd, H. E. Lee, F. Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Davies, Ellis (Denbigh, Denbigh) Longbottom, A. W. Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Day, Harry Lowth, T. Smith, Rennle (Penistone)
Dennison, R. Lunn, William Snell, Harry
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Mackinder, W. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Garro-Jones, Captain G. M. Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Stamford, T. W
Gibbins, Joseph MacNeill-Weir, L. Stephen, Campbell
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Coine) Montague, Frederick Sullivan, Joseph
Sutton, J. E. Wellock, Wilfred Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey) Westwood, J. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Thurtle, Ernest Wheatley, Rt. Hon. J. Windsor, Walter
Tinker, John Joseph Whiteley, W
Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline) Williams, C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah Williams, David (Swansea, East) Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. A. Barnes.

Bill read a Second time, and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.