§ Mr. A. HENDERSON
May I ask the Prime Minister if he can now tell the House the business to be taken next week?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)
Monday: Motion to reduce the number of Allotted Supply Days from 20 to 13; Supply, Committee (11th Allotted Day), Board of Trade Estimates.
Tuesday: Supply, Committee (12th Allotted Day), Scottish Estimates.
Wednesday: Supply Report (13th Allotted Day), Ministry of Pensions Estimate.
If the House agrees to the Motion to reduce the number of Allotted Supply Days, on Tuesday at Ten o'clock, and on Wednesday at Ten o'clock, outstanding Votes will be put from the Chair.
Thursday: Consolidated Fund (Appropriation) Bill, Second Reading.
Friday: Consolidated Fund (Appropriation Bill), remaining stages; Prorogation of Parliament.
Any outstanding business which it is necessary to dispose of before Prorogation will be put down for consideration in the early part of the week.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
May I ask if on the Scottish Estimates the Secretary of State for Scotland will be in charge, or will he be absent from the House?
§ Mr. SAKLATVALA
Is the Prime Minister at liberty to insinuate that the Secretary of State for Scotland is not a competent Minister?
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Has it not from time immemorial been the custom for the Secretary of State for Scotland, if in health, to be present to take charge of his Estimates, and why is he going to break the custom which has been laid down by long usage in this House?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
It is perfectly obvious that at the present time there are engagements which people have entered into which it is exceedingly difficult for them to get out of. The best way to get out of such a difficulty is to arrange the date for which an Estimate is asked on a rather more suitable day than seems to have been arranged in this case.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the engagement which keeps the Secretary of State for 1717 Scotland from attending this House is secondary in importance to that of being in charge of the Scottish Estimates, and will he not call upon the Secretary of State to fulfil that important post for which he is paid?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I have just learned that the business which detains my right hon. Friend is of the nature with which I am sure every citizen of Glasgow will sympathize.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the business which will detain him in Glasgow is secondary in importance to that of looking after the Scottish Estimates, for which he is paid, and will he not ask the Secretary of State to attend to the business of prime importance for which he is paid? Mr. Speaker, cannot I have your protection in this matter? May I ask you if you have not any authority in this House to see
§ that Ministers are not away on an occasion like this? If he were an unemployed man, he would be refused his benefit for not genuinely seeking work. It is work dodging.
Motion made, and Question put,
That this day, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, Business other than Business of Supply may be taken before Eleven of the clock, and that the Proceedings on Government Business and 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, any such Private Business may be taken after half-past Nine of the clock."—[The Prime Minister.]
§ The House divided: Ayes, 152; Noes, 67.1719
|Division No. 292.]||AYES.||[3.47 p.m.|
|Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel||Erskine, James Malcolm Monteith||Manningham-Buller, Sir Mervyn|
|Albery, Irving James||Everard, W. Lindsay||Margesson, Captain D.|
|Allen, Sir J. Sandeman||Fairfax, Captain J. G.||Meller, R. J.|
|Applin, Colonel R. V. K.||Fanshawe, Captain G. D.||Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden)|
|Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W.||Fermoy, Lord||Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)|
|Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover)||Fielden, E. B.||Mond, Hon. H.|
|Atholl, Duchess of||Forestier-Walker, Sir L.||Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.|
|Baillie-Hamilton, Hon. C. W.||Fremantle, Lt.-Col. Francis E.||Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. [Ayr]|
|Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley||Ganzonl, Sir John.||Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive|
|Balniel, Lord||Gates, Percy||Nicholson, O. (Westminster)|
|Barclay-Harvey, C. M.||Gilmour, Lt.-Col, Rt. Hon. Sir John||Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'd.)|
|Bellairs, Commander Carlyon||Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John||Oman, Sir Charles William C.|
|Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake)||Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.||Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William|
|Betterton, Henry B.||Hacking, Douglas H||Penny, Frederick George|
|Bird, E. R. (Yorks, W. R. Skipton)||Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)||Perkins, Colonel E. K.|
|Bourne, Captain Robert Croft||Hammersley, S. S.||Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)|
|Bowyer, Captain G. E. W.||Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington)||Peto, G. (Somerset, Frame)|
|Bridgeman. Rt. Hon. William Clive||Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M.||Price, Major C. W. M.|
|Briscoe, Richard George||Henderson, Lieut.-Col. Sir Vivian||Raine, Sir Walter|
|Brittain, Sir Harry||Henn, Sir Sydney H.||Rawson, Sir Cooper|
|Brooke, Brigadier-General C. R. I.||Hilton, Cecil||Reid, Capt. Cunningham (Warrington)|
|Brown, Brig.-Gen. H.C. (Berks, Newb'y)||Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.||Rhys, Hon. C. A. U.|
|Bullock, Captain M.||Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.)||Ropner, Major L.|
|Burman, J. B.||Hopkins, J. W. W.||Ross, R. D.|
|Burton, Colonel H. W.||Hopkinson, Sir A. (Eng. Universities)||Salmon, Major I.|
|Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward||Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)||Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)|
|Campbell, E. T.||Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis||Sandeman, N. Stewart|
|Carver, Major W. H.||Hurd, Percy A.||Sanders, Sir Robert A.|
|Cautley, Sir Henry S.||Hurst, Sir Gerald||Sandon, Lord|
|Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston)||Iliffe, Sir Edward M.||Shaw, Lt.-Col. A. D. McI. (Renfrew. W)|
|Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)||Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l)||Shepperson, E. W.|
|Charteris, Brigadier-General J.||James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert||Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)|
|Churchman, Sir Arthur C.||Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William||Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Univ., Belfst)|
|Clayton, G. C.||King, Commodore Henry Douglas||Smith-Carington, Neville W.|
|Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D.||Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement||Smithers, Waldron|
|Colfox, Major William Phillips||Knox, Sir Alfred||Southby, Commander A. R. J.|
|Conway, Sir W. Martin||Lamb, J. Q.||Spender-Clay, Colonel H.|
|Cooper, A. Duff||Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Phillp||Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Eraser|
|Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L.||Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey||Sugden, Sir Wilfrid|
|Crooke, J. Smedley (Deritend)||Long, Major Eric||Templeton, W. P.|
|Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro)||Looker, Herbert William||Thompson, Luke (Sunderland)|
|Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West)||Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere||Thomson, Sir Frederick|
|Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)||Lumley, L. R.||Titchfield, Major the Marquess of|
|Davies, Dr. Vernon||MacAndrew Major Charles Glen||Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement|
|Eden, Captain Anthony||MacIntyre, I.||Wallace, Captain D. E.|
|Elliot, Major Walter E.||McLean, Major A.||Ward. Lt.-Col. A. L. (Kingston-on-Hull)|
|Ellis, R. G||MacRobert, Alexander M.||Warner, Brigadier-General W. W.|
|Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.)||Makins, Brigadier-General E.||Warrender, Sir Victor|
|Williams, Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)||Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)||TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—|
|Winby, Colonel L. P.||Woodcock, Colonel H. C.||Major Sir George Hennessy and|
|Womersley, W. J.||Yerburgh, Major Robert D. T.||Major Sir William Cope.|
|Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley|
|Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West)||Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)||Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)|
|Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro)||Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)||Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland)|
|Ammon, Charles George||Hardle, George D.||Russell, Richard (Eddisbury)|
|Attlee, Clement Richard||Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley)||Saklatvala, Shapurji|
|Barr, J.||Henderson, T. (Glasgow)||Shepherd, Arthur Lewis|
|Batey, Joseph||Kelly, W. T.||Shield, G. W.|
|Bellamy, A.||Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M.||Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)|
|Bennett, William (Battersea, South)||Lansbury, George||Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)|
|Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.||Lawrence, Susan||Snell, Harry|
|Brown, Ernest (Leith)||Lawson, John James||Stephen, Campbell|
|Buchanan, G.||MacNeill-Weir, L.||Sullivan, Joseph|
|Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel||Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.||Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)|
|Cluse, W. S.||Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton)||Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)|
|Connolly, M.||March, S.||Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)|
|Day, Harry||Montague, Frederick||Tinker, John Joseph|
|Dennison, R.||Morris, R. H.||Wellock, Wilfred|
|Duncan, C.||Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)||Welsh, J. C.|
|Dunnico, H.||Naylor, T. E.||Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)|
|Fenby, T. D.||Owen, Major G.||Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)|
|Gillett, George M.||Palin, John Henry||Windsor, Walter|
|Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)||Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.||Wright, W.|
|Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.)||Potts, John S.|
|Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne)||Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—|
|Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr. Paling.|
Question put, and agreed to.