HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 cc609-13

May I ask the Prime Minister what the business of the House will be next week; and perhaps he will be good enough to tell us at the same time how far he desires to proceed with the business of the day in the event of the Motion standing in his name on the Paper being carried?


On Monday, we propose to take the Mental Treatment Bill (Lords) Second Reading, and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Railways (Valuation for Eating) Bill, Second Reading.

Tuesday, Road Traffic Bill (Lords) Second Reading, and the consideration of the Instruction to the Committee which is on the Paper in the name of the Minister of Transport; Committee stage of the Money Resolution for the Road Traffic Bill; Mental Treatment, Money Resolution, Report stage.

Thursday, Committee of Supply, Supplementary Estimates. The list, which will be on the Paper, will include Government Hospitality, Foreign Office, Department of Overseas Trade, Forestry Commission, Mines Department, Registrar-General's Office, Law Charges (England), and Miscellaneous Legal Expenses. The Report stage of the Money Resolution on Road Traffic.

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

I may have to ask for the suspension of the Eleven o' Clock Rule, but in the main it will be to enable us to complete business, and I hope that late sittings may be avoided by agreement through the usual channels.

As regards the business for to-night, if the Motion to suspend the Eleven o' Clock Rule is carried, I understand that my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade proposes, if the Chairman allows him, to suggest that it would be for the convenience of the Committee on the Coal Mines Bill to begin with a general discussion on the new Clauses dealing with amalgamation. I hope it will be possible to complete this discussion and make good progress. It is not intended to sit unreasonably late. It is intended, however, to complete also the further stages of the Poor Law Bill which is, I am informed, a purely formal Bill which got a Second Reading last night without discussion. It is only a consolidation Measure.


With regard to the first part of the statement, do I understand the right hon. Gentleman to say that it was a week's business that was contemplated or a month's?


The right hon. Gentleman must accommodate himself to a Labour Government's work.

Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and 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 271, Noes 135.

Division No. 159.] AYES. [3.54 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Benson, G. Charleton, H. C.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Bentham, Dr. Ethel Chater, Daniel
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Church, Major A. G.
Altchison, Rt. Hon. Cralgie M. Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret Clarke, J. S.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Bowen, J. W. Cluse, W. S.
Alpass, J. H. Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.
Ammon, Charles George Broad, Francis Alfred Cocks, Frederick Seymour.
Angell, Norman Bromfield, William Compton, Joseph
Arnott, John Bromley, J. Cove, William G.
Ayles, Walter Brooke, W. Cowan, D. M
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Brothers, M. Daggar, George
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley) Brown, C. W. E. (Notts, Mansfield) Dallas, George
Barnes, Alfred John Brown, Ernest (Leith) Dalton, Hugh
Batey, Joseph Buchanan, G. Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)
Beckett, John (Camberwell, Peckham) Burgess, F. G. Denman, Hon. R. D.
Benn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Buxton, C. R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland) Dickson, T.
Bennett, Captain E. N.(Cardiff, Central) Buxton, Rt. Hon. Noel (Norfolk, N.) Dudgeon, Major C. R.
Bennett, William (Batterses, South) Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S. W.) Dukes, C.
Duncan, Charles Lewis, T. (Southampton) Runclman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Ede, James Chuter Logan, David Gilbert Salter, Dr. Alfred
Edge, Sir William Longbottom, A. W. Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Edmunds, J. E. Longden, F. Sanders, W. S.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Sandham, E.
Elmley, Viscount Lowth, Thomas Sawyer, G. F.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.) Lunn, William Scott, James
Foot, Isaac Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Scrymgeour, E.
Forgan, Dr. Robert MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Scurr, John
Freeman, Peter MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw) Sexton, James
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) McElwee, A. Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
George, Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd (Car'vn) McEntee, V. L. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) McKinlay, A. Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesea) MacLaren, Andrew Sherwood, G. H.
Gibbins, Joseph Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Shield, George William
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs. Mossley) MacNeill-Weir, L. Shillaker, J. F.
Gill, T. H. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Shinwell, E.
Gillett, George M. McShane, John James Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Glassey, A. E. Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Simmons, C. J.
Gossling, A. G. Mander, Geoffrey le M. Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Gould, F. Mansfield, W. Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) March, S. Sinkinson, George
Granville, E. Marcus, M. Sitch, Charles H.
Gray, Milner Markham, S. F. Smith, Alfred (Sunderland)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) Marley, J. Smith, Ben (Bermondsey. Rotherhlthe)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Marshall, Fred Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Groves, Thomas E. Mathers, George Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Grundy, Thomas W. Matters, L. W. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Hall, F. (York, W. R. Normanton) Maxton, James Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Melville, Sir James Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Hall, Capt. W. P. (Portsmouth, C.) Messer, Fred Snell, Harry
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Middleton, G. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Hardle, George D. Millar, J. D. Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Harris, Percy A. Mills, J. E. Sorensen, R.
Hastings, Dr. Somerville Milner, J. Stamford, Thomas W.
Haycock, A. W. Montague, Frederick Stephen, Campbell
Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.) Morgan, Dr. H. B. Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow) Morley, Ralph Strachey, E. J. St. Loe
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Strauss, G. R.
Herriotts, J. Mort, D. L. Sullivan, J.
Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth) Mosley, Lady C. (Stoke-on-Trent) Sutton, J. E.
Hoffman, P. C. Mosley, Sir Oswald (Smethwick) Taylor R. A. (Lincoln)
Hollins, A. Muff, G. Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S. W.)
Hopkin, Daniel Muggeridge, H. T. Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Hore-Belisha, Leslie Murnin, Hugh Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Horrabin, J. F. Nathan, Major H. L. Thurtle, Ernest
Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Noel Baker, P. J. Tillett, Ben
Hunter, Dr. Joseph Oliver, George Harold (Ilkeston) Tinker, John Joseph
Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley) Townend, A. E.
Isaacs, George Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon) Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles
Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath) Owen, H. F. (Hereford) Turner, B.
John, William (Rhondda, West) Palin, John Henry Viant, S. P.
Jones, F. Llewellyn- (Flint) Paling, Wilfrid Walker, J.
Jones, Rt. Hon Leif (Camborne) Palmer, E. T. Watkins, F. C.
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Perry, S. F. Wellock, Wilfred
Jowitt, Rt. Hon. Sir W. A. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Welsh, James (Paisley)
Kedward, R. M. (Kent, Ashford) Phillips, Dr. Marlon Welsh, James C. (Coatbridge)
Kelly, W. T. Picton-Turbervill, Edith West, F. R.
Kennedy, Thomas Pole, Major D. G. Westwood, Joseph
Kinley, J. Potts, John S. White, H. G.
Kirkwood, D. Price, M. P. Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Knight, Holford Quibell, D. J. K. Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton) Ramsay, T. B. Wilson Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Lang, Gordon Rathbone, Eleanor Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Lathan, G. Raynes, W. R. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Law, A. (Rossendale) Richards, R. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Lawrence, Susan Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Lawson, John James Riley, Ben (Dewsbury) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Romeril, H. G. Winterton, G. E.(Leicester. Loughb'gh)
Leach, W. Rosbotham, D. S. T. Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Rothschild, J. de
Lees, J. Rowson, Guy TELLERS FOR THE AYES—
Mr. Hayes and Mr. Whiteley.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut-Colonel. Beaumont, M. W. Boyce, H. L.
Allen, W. E. D. (Belfast, W.) Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Briscoe, Richard George
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Berry, Sir George Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham)
Atkinson, C. Bird, Ernest Roy Bullock, Captain Malcolm
Baillie-Hamilton, Hon. Charles W. Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Butler, R. A.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Carver, Major W. H
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Castle Stewart, Earl of
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hanbury, C. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R.(Prtsmth, S.) Hartington, Marquess of Salmon, Major I.
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Henderson, Capt. R. R.(Oxf'd, Henley) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A.(Birm., W.) Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Christie, J. A. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M.(Hackney, N.) Savery, S. S.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Colville, Major D. J. King, Commodore Rt. Hon. Henry D. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U., Belfst)
Crichton-Stuart. Lord C. Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Skelton, A. N.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. Lewis, Oswald (Colchester) Smith, R. W.(Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Long, Major Eric Smithers, Waldron
Dalkeith, Earl of Lymington, Viscount Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Dalrymple-White, Lt.-Col. Sir Godfrey Macquisten, F. A. Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East)
Davies, Dr. Vernon MacRobert, Rt. Hon. Alexander M. Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Margesson, Captain H. D. Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Dugdale, Capt. T. L. Marjorlbanks, E. C. Tinne, J. A.
Eden, Captain Anthony Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Elliot, Major Walter E. Mond, Hon. Henry Todd, Capt. A. J.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset. Weston-s.-M.) Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. Turton, Robert Hugh
Everard, W. Lindsay Moore, Sir Newton J. (Richmond) Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Ferguson, Sir John Muirhead, A. J. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Fermoy, Lord Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G.(Ptrsfld) Wardlaw-Milne, J. S.
Fielden, E. B. Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Warrender, Sir Victor
Ford, Sir P. J. Oman, Sir Charles William C. Wayland, Sir William A.
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. O'Neill, Sir H. Wells, Sydney R.
Ganzoni, Sir John Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Gault, Lieut. Col. Andrew Hamilton Peake, Capt. Osbert Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Gibson, C. G. (Pudsey & Otley) Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Glyn, Major R. G. C. Pownall, Sir Assheton Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) Purbrick, R. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Ramsbotham, H. Worthington-Evans. Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Reynolds, Col. Sir James Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)
Gunston, Captain D. W. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Ross, Major Ronald D. Major Sir George Hennessy and
Hammersley, S. S. Ruggles-Brise, Lieut.-Colonel E. A. Sir Frederick Thomson.