HC Deb 04 June 1930 vol 239 cc2160-5

May I ask the Prime Minister whether he can tell us what the business will be during the week that the House reassembles after the Recess?


Yes. Tuesday, 17th June: Finance Bill, Committee.

Wednesday, 18th June: Supply (13th Allotted Day). The Vote will be announced before the Whitsun Adjournment.

Thursday, 19th June: Finance Bill, Committee.

Friday, 20th June: The business will be announced later.

As usual, other business may be taken on any day if time permits.


I am much obliged. Does the Prime Minister think that during that week he would be able to give the House any indication of the Government business which he expects to include, and at what date he hopes to wind up the Session?


As a matter of fact, I have been working at that for a little time, very badly interrupted by pressing affairs. I would like to make the announcement as quickly as I possibly can. I would not commit myself to stating that it will be made in the first week, but the House may assume that, as soon as it is possible for me to make this statement, I will do so.


How far does the Prime Minister desire to go to-night?


I would like to get a bit of way in view of the answer which I have given about the business for the Session. We shall propose to take the Lords Amendments to the Coal Mines Bill, and the Lords Amendments to the Railways (Valuation for Rating) Bill. I would call the latter purely drafting Amendments, none of which are of any substance; that is my information. The Motion in the name of the Secretary of State for War is rather pressing, and, in any event, it belongs to the order of exempted business. There is another Order—the Air Transport (Subsidy Agreements) Bill; there is a great risk that unless that is dealt with before we rise for Whitsuntide, a contract which is in process of execution may be seriously jeopardised. I do not propose to go further than that.

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, 242; Noes, 110.

Division No. 335.] AYES. [3.41 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Daggar, George Harbord, A.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Dallas, George Hardie, George D.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Dalton, Hugh Harris, Percy A.
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigie M. Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Hartshorn, Rt. Hon. Vernon
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Day, Harry Hastings, Dr. Somerville
Alpass, J. H. Denman, Hon. R. D. Haycock, A. W.
Ammon, Charles George Dickson, T. Hayday, Arthur
Arnott, John Dukes, C. Hayes, John Henry
Aske, Sir Robert Duncan, Charles Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley)
Attlee, Clement Richard Ede, James Chuter Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow)
Ayles, Walter Edmunds, J. E. Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield)
Barnes, Alfred John Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Herriotts, J.
Batey, Joseph Elmley, Viscount Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth)
Beckett, John (Camberwell, Peckham) England, Colonel A. Hoffman, P. C.
Bellamy, Albert Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.) Hollins, A.
Benn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Foot, Isaac Hopkin, Daniel
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. (Cardiff C.) Forgan, Dr. Robert Horrabin, J. F.
Benson, G. Freeman, Peter Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield)
Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Hunter, Dr. Joseph
Broad, Francis Alfred Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.) Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.
Brockway, A. Fenner Gibbins, Joseph Isaacs, George
Bromfield, William Gibson, H. M. (Lancs. Mossley) Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath)
Brooke, W. Gill, T. H. John, William (Rhondda, West)
Brothers, M. Gillett, George M. Johnston, Thomas
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire) Gossling, A. G. Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne)
Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West) Gould, F. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)
Buchanan, G. Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Buxton, C. R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland) Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Kennedy, Thomas
Cameron, A. G. Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro' W.) Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M.
Cape, Thomas Groves, Thomas E. Kinley, J.
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S. W.) Grundy, Thomas W. Knight, Holford
Chater, Daniel Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton)
Cluse, W. S. Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Lang, Gordon
Compton, Joseph Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George
Cowan, D. M. Harbison, T. J. Lathan, G.
Law, Albert (Bolton) Muggeridge, H. T. Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Law, A. (Rosendale) Nathan, Major H. L. Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Lawrence, Susan Noel Baker, P. J. Snell, Harry
Lawson, John James Oldfield, J. R. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Oliver, George Harold (Ilkeston) Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Leach, W. Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley) Sorensen, R.
Lee, Frank (Derby, N. E.) Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon) Stamford, Thomas W.
Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Owen, H. F. (Hereford) Stephen, Campbell
Lees, J. Palin, John Henry Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Lewis, T. (Southampton) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Strachey, E. J. St. Loe
Lloyd, C. Ellis Perry, S. F. Strauss, G. R.
Longbottom, A. W. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Sullivan, J.
Longden, F. Picton-Tubervill, Edith Sutton, J. E.
Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Pole, Major D. G. Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S. W.)
Lowth, Thomas Ramsay, T. S. Wilson Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Lunn, William Rathbone, Eleanor Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Richards, R. Thurtle, Ernest
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Tillett, Ben
MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw) Riley, Ben (Dewsbury) Tinker, John Joseph
McElwee, A. Riley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees) Tout, W. J.
McEntee, V. L. Rosbotham, D. S. T. Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles
MacLaren, Andrew Rowson, Guy Turner, B.
MacNeill-Weir, L. Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Vaughan, D. J.
Macpherton, Rt. Hon. James I. Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury) Viant, S. P.
McShane, John James Salter, Dr. Alfred Wallace, H. W.
Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Samuel Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen) Walters, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Tudor
Mander, Geoffrey le M. Samuel, H. W. (Swansea, West) Watkins, F. C.
Mansfield, W. Sanders, W. S. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
March, S. Sandham, E. Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Marcus, M. Sawyer, G. F. Wellock, Wilfred
Markham, S. F. Scrymgeour, E. Welsh, James (Paisley)
Marley, J. Scurr, John Westwood, Joseph
Mathers, George Sexton, James White, H. G.
Matters, L. W. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston) Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Maxton, James Shepherd, Arthur Lewis Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Messer, Fred Shield, George William Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Millar, J. D. Shillaker, J. F. Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Mills, J. E. Shinwell, E. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Montague, Frederick Short, Alfred (Wednesbury) Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Morley, Ralph Simmons, C. J. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington) Winterton, G. E. (Leicester, Loughb'gh)
Morrison, Herbert (Hackney, South) Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness) Wise, E. F.
Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Sinkinson, George Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Mort, D. L. Sitch, Charles H. Wright, W. (Rutherglen)
Moses, J. J. H. Smith, Alfred (Sunderland)
Mosley, Lady C. (Stoke-on-Trent) Smith, Frank (Nuneaton) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Muff, G. Smith, H. B. Lees- (Keighley) Mr. William Whiteley and Mr.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Croom-Johnson, R. P. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey
Albery, Irving James Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) Long, Major Eric
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l., W.) Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Davies, Dr. Vernon Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham)
Atkinson, C. Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Marjoribanks, E. C.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Meller, R. J.
Balniel, Lord Eden, Captain Anthony Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Berry, Sir George Elliot, Major Walter E. Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.
Betterton, Sir Henry B. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s-M.) Morrison, W. S. (Glos., Cirencester)
Bevan, S. J. (Holborn) Everard, W. Lindsay Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld)
Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman Falle, Sir Bertram G. Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Boothby, R. J. G. Fison, F. G. Clavering Peake, Capt. Osbert
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Galbraith, J. F. W. Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Boyce, H. L. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Pownall, Sir Assheton
Bracken, B. Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Purbrick, R.
Briscoe, Richard George Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford) Ramsbotham, H.
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Rawson, Sir Cooper
Buchan, John Hartington, Marquess of Reynolds, Col. Sir James
Buckingham, Sir H. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Burton, Colonel H. W. Haslam, Henry C. Salmon, Major I.
Carver, Major W. H. Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City) Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Savery, S. S.
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Simms, Major-General J.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Hurd, Percy A. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U., Belfst)
Chapman, Sir S. Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Christie, J. A. King, Commodore Rt. Hon. Henry D. Smithers, Waldron
Cobb, Sir Cyril Knox, Sir Alfred Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Colfox, Major William Philip Lamb, Sir J. Q. Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East)
Colman, N. C. D. Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Colville, Major D. J. Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C. Lewis, Oswald (Colchester) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Turton, Robert Hugh Wells, Sydney R. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Waterhouse, Captain Charles Wolmor, Rt. Hon. Viscount Major Sir George Hennessy and Sir
Wayland, Sir William A. Womersley, W. J. Frederick Thomson.

Question put, and agreed to.