HC Deb 04 February 1930 vol 234 cc1861-2

Lords Amendment: In page 5, line 16, at the end, insert "until the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty-one."


I am bound to notify the House that this Amendment and all the Lords Amendments that we have to consider to-night are breaches of privilege.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth not insist on its disagreement to the Lords Amendment on which the Lords insist, but proposes to amend the said Amendment by leaving out the words 'first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty-one,' and inserting the words 'expiration of this Act.'"—[Miss Bondfield.]


I understand that this Amendment and all the other Amendments, except the one which immediately follows, which deal with the limitation to three years, are substantially to the same effect. Therefore, after what has already been said, I. do not propose either to vote or to speak on these Amendments—[Laughter]—provided, as those sounds enforce me to say, it remains quite clear that we do not abate by one iota either our conviction of the mischievous nature of the Bill or our repudiation of the charges of harsh treatment and callous administration or lack of consideration for the unemployed which have been made once again this evening; and, finally, that we do not abate our belief that this whole subject will have to be brought again before this House long before the expiry of the time limit.


I shall cause a special entry to be made in the Journals of the House.