HC Deb 19 March 1929 vol 226 cc1606-9

May I ask if the Prime Minister is now in a position to state what business will be taken on Friday next, and can he also say what business will be taken on the remaining days up to the Easter Adjournment?


Yes, Sir. On Friday, we shall take the Consideration of the Lords Amendments to the Local Government Bill. Those Amendments are expected to be received from another place to-morrow.

With regard to next week, I recognise that it will meet the general convenience of the House if I can give the business now, and I will do so; but of course the House will understand that it must be subject to confirmation on Thursday, and I hope it may be confirmed, if nothing untoward happens.

On Monday, we propose to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Civil Estimates, and consider Class VII, Buildings, Votes 1, 9, 4 and 2 in Committee.

On Tuesday, we shall take the Committee stage of the Army and Air Force (Annual) Bill; the Report stage of Class VII Buildings Votes; Consideration of the Bridges Bill from another place; and, if received in time, the Gas Undertakings Bill.

On Wednesday, we hope to take the Motion for the Easter Adjournment.

On any day, if there is time, other Orders may be taken.


Will the Prime Minister be able to state definitely at an early date when the House is to resume after the Easter Adjournment? The right hon. Gentleman must recognise how important it is that under existing circumstances hon. Members should have this information in order to enable them to make their arrangements.


I will do my best. At present, I am still hoping that we shall not have to be called together before the 9th April.

Motion made, and Question put, That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, the Report of the Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1928, and of Ways and Means [14th March], may be considered this day before Eleven of the clock, and that the Proceedings on the Report of Supply of the 14th March may be taken after Eleven of the clock and shall 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, 188; Noes, 87.

Division No. 268.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Fraser, Captain Ian Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn W. G. (Ptrsf'ld.)
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. Charles Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Albery, Irving James Gadle, Lieut.-Col. Anthony Oakley, T.
Applin, Colonel R. V. K. Ganzoni, Sir John Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Apsley, Lord Gates, Percy Penny, Frederick George
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Perring, Sir William George
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Glyn, Major R. G. C. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Goff, Sir Park Pownall, Sir Assheton
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Grant, Sir J. A. Price, Major C. W. M.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Raine, Sir Walter
Beckett, Sir Gervase (Leeds, N.) Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Ramsden, E.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Grotrian, H. Brent Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Berry, Sir George Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Bethel, A. Hall, Capt. W. D'A. (Brecon & Rad.) Robinson, Sir T, (Lanes., Stratford)
Betterton, Henry B. Hammersley, S. S. Ropner, Major L.
Birchall, Major J. Dearman Hanbury, C. Ross, R. D.
Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R., Skipton) Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Harrison, G. J. C. Salmon, Major L.
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W. Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Brassey, Sir Leonard Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Sandeman, N. Stewart
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William Clive Henderson, Lieut.-Col. Sir Vivian Sandon, Lord
Briggs, J. Harold Herbert, S. (York, N. R., Scar. & Wh'by) Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.
Briscoe, Richard George Hilton, Cecil Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. Mcl (Renfrew, W.)
Brittain, Sir Harry Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I. Hope, Sir Harry (Forfar) Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Broun-Lindsay, Major H. Hopkins, J. W. W. Smithers, Waldron
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Buchan, John Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley) Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Buckingham, Sir H. Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Bullock, Captain M. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Rt. Hon. G. F.
Burman, J. B. Hudson, R. S. (Cumberl'nd, Whiteh'n) Storry-Deans, R.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hume, Sir G. H. Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.
Campbell, E. T. Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Iveagh, Countess of Templeton, W. P.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston) Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l) Thompson. Luke (Sunderland)
Christie, J. A. James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Thomson, Sir Frederick
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Kennedy, A. R. (Preston). Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Mitchell
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Kindersley, Major Guy M. Tinne, J. A.
Conway, Sir W. Martin King, Commodore Henry Douglas Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Cooper, A. Dull Lamb, J. Q. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Couper, J. B. Lister, Cunliffe, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Ward. Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kinston-on-Hull)
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.
Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend) Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th) Warrender, Sir Victor
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Loder, J. de V. Watson, Sir F. (Pudsey and Otley)
Dalkeith, Earl of Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)
Davies, Sir Thomas (Cirencester) MacAndrew. Major Charles Glen Watts, Sir Thomas
Davies, Dr. Vernon McLean, Major A. Wayland, Sir William A.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Macquisten, F. A. White, Lieut.-Col. Sir G. Dairymple
Eden, Captain Anthony MacRobert, Alexander M. Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)
Edge, Sir William Maltland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)
Edmondson, Major A. J. Makins, Brigadier-General E. Williams. Herbert G. (Reading)
Edwards, J. Hugh (Accrington) Malone, Major P. B. Wilson, Sir C. H. (Leeds, Central)
Elliot, Major Walter E. Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn Wilson, R. R. (Stafford, Lichfield)
Enqland, Colonel A. Margesson, Captain D. Womersley, W. J.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Marriott, Sir J. A. R. Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Fairfax, Captain J. G. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M. Wright, Brig-General W. D.
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Moore, Sir Newton J. Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.
Fanshawe, Captain G. D. Morrison, H. (Wilts, Salisbury) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (Norwich)
Fermoy, Lord Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive
Fielden, E. B. Murchison, Sir Kenneth TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Forestier-Walker, Sir L. Nail, Colonel Sir Joseph Major Sir George Hennessy and
Forrest, W. Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Major Sir William Cope.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Batey, Joseph Clarke, A. B.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro') Bellamy, A. Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock)
Ammon, Charles George Benn, Wedgwood Compton, Joseph
Baker, J. (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery) Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Crawfurd, H. E.
Barnes, A. Broad, F. A. Dennison R.
Barr, J. Cape, Thomas Duncan, C.
Dunnico, H. Kennedy, T. Shinwell, E.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Gillett, George M. Lansbury, George Sinclair, Major Sir A. (Caithness)
Gosling, Harry Longbottom, A. W. Sitch, Charles H.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Lowth, T. Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne) Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Smith, Rennis (Penistone)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) MacNeill-Weir, L. Snell, Harry
Grundy, T. W. Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) March, S. Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Mitchell, E. Rosslyn (Paisley) Thurtle, Ernest
Hardie, George D. Montague, Frederick Townend, A. E.
Harris, Percy A. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Viant, S. P.
Hayday, Arthur Murnin, H. Watson, w. M. (Dunfermline)
Hayes, John Henry Naylor, T. E. Webb, Rt. Hon. Sidney
Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Owen, Major G. Wellock, Wilfred
Henderson, T. (Glasgow) Palin, John Henry Williams, C. P. (Denbigh, Wrexham)
Hirst, G. H. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Potts, John S. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Hore-Belisha, Leslie Purcell, A. A. Windsor, Walter
Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
John, William (Rhondda, West) Ritson, J.
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Scrymgeour, E. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Kelly, W. T. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston) Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr. Charles Edwards.