HC Deb 04 December 1930 vol 245 cc2393-7

May I ask the Leader of the House what business will be taken next week?


On Monday, we shall take the Second Reading of the Unemployment Insurance Bill.

Tuesday: The following Supplementary Estimates: (1) Ministry of Labour; (2) Public Buildings Overseas; followed by the necessary Ways and Means Resolutions in Committee, and the Committee stage of the Unemployment Insurance Bill.

Wednesday: Private Members' Motions.

Thursday: Committee stage of the Education (School Attendance) Bill; the Report stage of the Supplementary Eetimates and of the Ways and Means Resolutions taken on the 9th December; and the 'Unemployment Insurance Bill, Third Reading.

Friday: Private Members' Bills.

On any day, should time permit, other Orders may be taken.


Can the Prime Minister say when the Bill foreshadowed in the King's Speech, dealing with electoral reform, will be introduced?


I hope it will be introduced before we adjourn for the Recess.


Will the Prime Minister give facilities at an early date for a discussion of the Motion on the Paper, standing in the names of certain hon. Friends of mine and myself, with regard to the strong feeling in

Canada as to the recent statement made by the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs?


I think the House will agree with me that, until we have disposed of the really important and urgent business, we cannot find time for such a discussion.


How far does the right hon. Gentleman propose to go tonight with the business, in the event of his Motion being carried?


In order to achieve our object of adjourning on the 19th, if we possibly can, it will be necessary to dispose to-night of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill and the next two Orders on the Paper, namely, the Third Reading of the Cunard (Insurance) Agreement Bill, which I hope will be non-contentious and which I believe is purely formal; and the Report stage of the Unemployment Insurance (Money) Resolution, which was fully debated in Committee on Monday.


Can the Prime Minister say when he proposes to call the House together after Christmas?


No. Everything will depend upon the business, but I think that if I were questioned at the beginning of the week I should be in a position to say when. We are at the moment discussing the work that has to be done between Christmas and Easter.

Ordered, That other Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."—[The Prime Minister.]

Motion made, and Question put,

"That the Proceedings on Government Business 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, 254; Noes, 149.

Division No. 51.] AYES. [3.49 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Barnes, Alfred John Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cann[...]ck) Barr, James Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Batey, Joseph Bowen, J. W.
Altchison, Rt. Hon. Craigle M. Bellamy, Albert Brockway, A. Fenner
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Benn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Bromfield, William
Arnott, John Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Brooke, W.
Attlee, Clement Richard Benson, G. Brothers, M.
Ayles, Walter Bentham, Dr. Ethel Brown, C. W. E. (Notts, Mansfield)
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Lang, Gordon Romeril, H, G.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire) Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West) Lathan, G. Rowson, Guy
Buchanan, G. Law, Albert (Bolton) Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Burgess, F. G. Law, A. (Rossendale) Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Buxton, C. R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland) Lawrence, Susan Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.) Lawson, John James Sanders, W. S.
Charleton H. C. Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Sandham, E.
Chater, Daniel Leach, W. Sawyer, G. F.
Church, Major A. G. Lees, J. Scott. James
Clarke, J. S. Lewis, T. (Southampton) Scurr, John
Cluse, W. S. Lloyd, C. Ellie Sexton, James
Cocks, Frederick Seymour. Logan, David Gilbert Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Compton, Joseph Longbottom, A. W. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Cove, William G. Longden, F. Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Daggar, George Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Sherwood, G. H.
Dallas, George Lowth, Thomas Shield, George William
Dalton, Hugh Lunn, William Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton. Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Shillaker, J. F.
Day, Harry MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Shinwell, E.
Denman, Hon. R. D. MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetiaw) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Dukes, C. McElwee, A. Simmons, C. J.
Duncan, Charles McEntee, V. L. Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Ede, James Chuter McGovern, J. (Glasgow, Shettleston) Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Edge, Sir William MeiKinlay, A. Sinkinson, George
Edmunds, J. E. Maclean, Sir Donald (Cornwall, N.) Smith, Alfred (Sunderland)
Elmley, Viscount Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Foot, Isaac MacNeill-Welr, L. Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Forgan, Dr. Robert Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Smith. H. B. Lees- (Keighley)
Freeman, Peter Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Mander, Geoffrey le M. Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Mansfield, W. Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesea) Marcus, M. Snell, Harry
Gibbins, Joseph Markham, S. F. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs. Mossley) Marley, J. Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Gill, T. H. Marshall, Fred Sorensen, R.
Glassey, A. E. Mathers, George Stamford, Thomas W.
Gossling, A. G. Matters, L. W. Stephen, Campbell
Gould, F. Maxton, James Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Middleton, G. Strachey, E. J. St. Loe
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) Millar, J. D. Strauss, G. R.
Grenfefl, D. R. (Glamorgan) Milner, Major J. Sutton, J. E.
Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middiesbro' W.) Montague, Frederick Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S.W.)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Morley, Ralph Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Groves, Thomas E. Morris, Rhys Hopkins Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Grundy, Thomas W. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Thurtle, Ernest
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Morrison, Herbert (Hackney, South) Tinker, John Joseph
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Tout, W. J.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Mort, D. L. Townend, A. E.
Hardie, George D. Moses, J. J. H. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles
Harris, Percy A. Mosley, Lady C. (Stoke-on-Trent) Vaughan, D. J.
Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon Mosley, Sir Oswald (Smethwick) Viant, S. P.
Haycock, A. W. Muff, G. Walker, J.
Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Muggeridge, H. T. Wallace, H. W.
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow) Naylor, T. E. Wallhead, Richard C.
Herrlotts, J. Noel Baker, P. J. Watkins, F. C.
Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth) Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.) Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Oldfleld, J. R. Wellock, Wilfred
Hoffman, P. C. Oliver, George. Harold (Ilkeston) Welsh, James (Paisley)
Hopkin, Daniel Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley) West, F. R.
Horrabin, J. F. Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon) Westwood, Joseph
Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Palin, John Henry White, H. G.
Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Paling, Wilfrid Whiteley, Willfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
John, William (Rhondda, West) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Whiteley, William (Blaydon)
Johnston, Thomas Perry, S. F. Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Jones, F. Llewellyn- (Flint) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Jones, Rt. Hon Leif (Camborne) Picton-TurbervIll, Edith Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Pole, Major D. G. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd) Potts, John S. Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Pybus, Percy John Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Jowitt, Sir W. A. (Preston) Quibell, D. J. K. Winterton, G. E.(Leicester,Loughb'gh)
Kelly, W. T. Ramsay, T. B. Wilson Wise, E. F.
Kennedy, Thomas Raynes, W. R. Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Richards, R. Wright, W. (Rutherglen)
Kinley, J. Richardson, R (Houghton-le-Spring)
Kirkwood, D. Riley, Ben (Dewsbury) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Knight, Holford Riley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees) Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. Hayes
Lambert, Rt. lion. George (S. Molton) Ritson, J.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Allen, W. E. D. (Belfast. W.) Bellairs, Commander Carlyon
Albery, Irving James Atholl, Duchess of Berry, Sir George
Alexander, Sir Wm. (Glasgow, Cent'l) Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Betterton, Sir Henry B.
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l.,W.) Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman
Boothby, R. J. G. Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) Penny, Sir George
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Peto. Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Boyce, H. L. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Purbrick, R.
Briscoe, Richard George Gunston, Captain D. W. Ramsbotham, H.
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Reid, David D. (County Down)
Brown, Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks, Newby) Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Rentoul, Sir Gervals S.
Buckingham, Sir H. Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford) Reynolds, Col. Sir James
Bullock, Captain Malcolm Hammersley, S. S. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Burton, Colonel H. W. Hanbury, C. Ross, Major Ronald D.
Butler, R. A. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Ruggles-Brise, Lieut.-Colonel E. A.
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hartington, Marquess of Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Campbell, E. T. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Salmon, Major I.
Carver, Major W. H. Hencage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Walter Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt, R. (Prtsmth, S.) Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S. Savery, S. S.
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Simms, Major-General J.
Chamberlain Rt. Hn. Sir J. A.(Birm., W.) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Smithers, Waldron
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edsbaston) Hurd, Percy A. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Christie. J. A. Iveagh, Countess of Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir George Knox, Sir Alfred Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Colman, N. C. D. Lamb, Sir J. Q. Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Colville, Major D. J. Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Stanley, Maj. Hon. O. (W'morland)
Courtauid, Major J. S. Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Steel-Maltland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Cranborne, Viscount Leigh, Sir John (Clapham) Stewart, W. J. (Belfast, South)
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sueter Rear-Admiral M. F.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Lewis, Oswald (Colchester) Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. Llewellin, Major J. J. Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Locker Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Dalrymple-White, Lt.-Col. Sir Godfrey Lockwood, Captain J. H. Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Dixon, Captain Rt. Hon. Herbert Makins, Brigadler-General E. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Dugdale, Capt. T. L. Margesson, Captain H. D. Wardlaw-Milne. J. S.
Eden, Captain Anthony Marjoribanks, Edward Warrender, Sir Victor
Edmondson, Major A. J. Mason, Colonel Glyn K. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Erskine, Lord (Somerset,Weston-s-M.) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Everard, W. Lindsay Mitchell-Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Windsor Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Falls, Sir Bertram G. Mond, Hon. Henry Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Ferguson, Sir John Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. Withers, Sir John James
Fielden, E. B. Moore, Sir Newton J. (Richmond) Womersley, W. J.
Ford, Sir P. J. Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Ganzonl, Sir John Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Gault, Lieut.-Cot. Andrew Hamilton Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert
Gibson, C. G. (Pudsey & Otley) O'Neill. Sir H. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William Major Sir George Hennessy and Sir Frederick Thomson.
Glyn, major R. G. C. Peake, Capt. Osbert