HC Deb 23 April 1931 vol 251 cc1163-7

Will the Prime Minister tell us the business for next week?


On Monday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will make his Budget statement.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be available for business arising out of that statement.

Friday will be a day for private Members' Bills.


The right hon. Gentleman will doubtless have in mind that the usual phrase relating to business on the day succeeding the opening of the Budget is "Consideration of the Budget Resolutions." I notice he says: "The day will be available for business arising out of the statement." Is there anything he can tell the House as to what is meant by "arising out of"?


Something may arise out of the statement to be made on Monday which will require some action on the part of the House. I assure the House that they need not be at all

alarmed about it, but, until the statement is made, if I said anything about it it would be in the nature of a revelation of the Budget. I want to assure the House that it is nothing that is going to be of any importance or that need give rise to concern.


I might perhaps ask one more question. I gather, whatever the mystery may be, discussion of it will take place in all probability on Thursday.


As soon as the statement has been made, if it is necessary to do anything in consequence of it, I will answer a question if it is put to me.


Has the right hon. Gentleman decided when he will give a day for the further stages of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Pensions (Contributory) Bill, which passed its Second Reading last week?


No, I cannot give a date for that, but my hon. Friend can be assured that it will be all right.


Can the Prime Minister assure the House that the Chancellor of the Exchequer himself will make the Budget statement?



Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and that the Proceedings on London Passenger Transport [Money] 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, 240; Noes, 108.

Division No. 223.] AYES. [3.58 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret Church, Major A. G.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Bowen, J. W. Clarke, J. S.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Cluse, W. S.
Ammon, Charles George Brockway, A. Fenner Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.
Arnott, John Bromfield, William Cocks, Frederick Seymour
Aske, Sir Robert Brothers, M. Cove, William G.
Attlee, Clement Richard Brown, C. W. E. (Notts. Mansfield) Cripps, Sir Stafford
Ayles, Walter Brown, Ernest (Leith) Daggar, George
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire) Dallas, George
Barnes, Alfred John Buchanan, G. Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd)
Barr, James Burgess, F. G. Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)
Batey, Joseph Buxton, C. R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland) Day, Harry
Benn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Cameron, A. G. Denman, Hon. R. D.
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central) Cape, Thomas Dudgeon, Major C. R.
Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.) Ede, James Chuter
Benson, G. Charleton, H. C. Edmunds, J. E.
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Chater, Daniel Edwards, E. (Morpeth)
Elmley, Viscount Lees, J. Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Foot, Isaac Lewis, T. (Southampton) Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Freeman, Peter Lloyd, C. Ellis Sanders, W. S.
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Logan, David Gilbert Sandham, E.
Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.) Longbottom, A, W. Sawyer, G. F.
George, Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd (Car'vn) Longden, F. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Gibbins, Joseph Lunn, William Sherwood, G. H.
Gibson H. M. (Lancs, Mossley) Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Shield, George William
Gill, T. H. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Gillett, George M. MacDonald, Malcolm (Baseatlaw) Shillaker, J. F.
Glassey, A. E. McElwee, A. Shinwell, E.
Gossling, A. G. McEntee, V. L. Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Gould, F. McKinlay, A. Simmons, C. J.
Granville, E. Maclean, Sir Donald (Cornwall, N.) Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) McShane, John James Sinkinson, George
Groves, Thomas E. Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Sitch, Charles H.
Grundy, Thomas W. Manning, E. L. Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Mansfield, W. Smith, Lees-, H. B.
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) March, S. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Hall, Capt. W. G. (Portsmouth, C.) Marcus, M. Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Marley, J. Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Marshall, Fred Sorensen, R.
Hardie, George D. Mathers, George Stamford, Thomas W.
Harris, Percy A. Matters, L. W. Stephen, Campbell
Hastings, Dr. Somerville Maxton, James Strauss, G. R.
Haycock, A. W. Messer, Fred Sullivan, J.
Hayday, Arthur Middleton, G. Sutton, J. E.
Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley) Mills, J. E. Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.) Milner, Major J. Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S.W.)
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Montague, Frederick Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Herriotts, J. Morley, Ralph Thorne, W. (West Ham. Plaistow)
Hicks, Ernest George Morris, Rhys Hopkins Thurtle, Ernest
Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Tillett, Ben
Hoffman, P. C. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Tinker, John Joseph
Hollins, A. Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Toole, Joseph
Hopkin, Daniel Mort, D. L. Tout, W. J.
Hore-Belisha, Leslie Muff, G. Vaughan, David
Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Murnin, Hugh Viant, S. P.
Isaacs, George Nathan, Major H. L. Walkden, A. G.
John, William (Rhondda, West) Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter) Walker, J.
Johnston, Rt. Hon. Thomas Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.) Wallace, H. W.
Jones, Llewellyn-, F. Oliver, George Harold (Ilkeston) Watkins, F. C.
Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne) Palin, John Henry Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Paling, Wilfrid Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Perry, S. F. Wellock, Wilfred
Kedward, R. M. (Kent, Ashford) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Welsh, James (Paisley)
Kelly, W. T. Phillips, Dr. Marlon West, F. R.
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Picton-Turbervill, Edith Westwood, Joseph
Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Pole, Major D. G. White, H. G.
Kinley, J. Potts, John S. Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton) Price, M. P. Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Lang, Gordon Pybus, Percy John Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Quibell, D. J. K. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Lathan, G. Ramsay, T. B. Wilson Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Law, Albert (Bolton) Raynes, W. R. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Law, A. (Rossendale) Richards, R. Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Lawrence, Susan Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Lawson, John James Riley, Ben (Dewsbury) Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Romeril, H. G.
Leach, W. Rosbotham, D. S. T. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Lee, Frank (Derby, N.E.) Rothschild, J. de Mr. Hayes and Mr. B. Smith.
Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Salter, Dr. Alfred
Atholl, Duchess of Butler, R. A. Duckworth, G. A. V.
Baillie-Hamilton, Hon. Charles W. Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Dugdale, Capt. T. L.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Campbell, E. T. Eden, Captain Anthony
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Carver, Major W. H. Edmondson, Major A. J.
Beaumont, M. W. Castle Stewart, Earl of Elliot, Major Walter E.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s-M.)
Berry, Sir George Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Falle, Sir Bertram G.
Betterton, Sir Henry B. Chamberlain, Rt.Hn.Sir J.A.(Birm,W.) Ferguson, Sir John
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Clydesdale, Marquess of Ganzoni, Sir John
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Cobb, Sir Cyril Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton
Brass, Captain Sir William Colville, Major D. J. Gibson, C. G. (Pudsey & Otley)
Briscoe, Richard George Crichton-Stuart, Lord C. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John
Brown, Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks, Newb'y) Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Gunston, Captain D. W.
Buchan, John Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset,Yeovil) Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)
Buckingham, Sir H. Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Burton, Colonel H. W. Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Harvey, Major S, E. (Devon, Totnes)
Henderson, Capt. R. R.(Oxf'd, Henley) Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld) Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller O'Neill, Sir H. Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Penny, Sir George Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Pownall, Sir Assheton Thompson, Luke
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Remer, John R. Tinne, J. A.
Hurd, Percy A. Reynolds, Col. Sir James Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Lamb, Sir J. O. Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall) Train, J.
Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kanyon
Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Ross, Ronald D. Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Leighton, Major B. E. P. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Lewis, Oswald (Colchester) Salmon, Major I. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Long, Major Hon. Eric Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Savery, S. S. Womersley, W. J.
Marjoribanks, Edward Skelton, A. N. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Milne, Wardlaw-, J. S. Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. Smithers, Waldron TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Somerset, Thomas Major Sir George Hennessy
and Captain Margesson.