HC Deb 17 February 1931 vol 248 cc1214-7

Resolution reported: That it is expedient—

  1. (a) to raise to ninety million pounds the limit on the amount of the advances to be made by the Treasury to the Unemployment Fund under Section five of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1921, as amended by subsequent enactments, which may be outstanding during the deficiency period; and
  2. (b) to provide that the period of twelve months mentioned in Sub-section (2) of Section fourteen of the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1927 (which was by subsequent enactments extended first to twenty-four months and then to thirty-six months) shall be further extended to forty-two months; and
  3. (c) to authorise the payment into the Unemployment Fund out of moneys provided by Parliament of—
    1. (i) such amounts as may be determined by the Minister of Labour, with the concurrence of the Treasury, to be approximately equivalent to the aggregate amount of the sums which from time to time become payable by way of benefit under Sub-section (2) of the said Section fourteen by virtue of the further extension as aforesaid of the said period; and
    2. (ii) an amount approximately equivalent to the expenses incurred by the Minister of Labour in administering the benefit which becomes payable as aforesaid."

Motion made, and Question put, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

The House divided: Ayes, 224; Noes. 79.

Division No. 153.] AYES. [11.25 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Barr, James Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Batey, Joseph Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West)
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Buchanan, G.
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigie M. Benson, G. Burgess, F. G.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Burgin, Dr. E. L.
Alpass, J. H. Bowen, J. W. Calne, Derwent Hall
Ammon, Charles George Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Cameron, A. G.
Arnott, John Broad, Francis Alfred Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.)
Aske, Sir Robert Bromfield, William Charleton, H. C.
Attlee, Clement Richard Brooke, W. Chater, Daniel
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley) Brothers, M. Church, Major A. G.
Barnes, Alfred John Brown, C. W. E. (Notts. Mansfield) Clarke, J. S.
Cluse, W. S. Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Lathan, G. Romeril, H. G.
Compton, Joseph Law, A. (Rossendale) Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Daggar, George Lawrence, Susan Rowson, Guy
Dallas, George Lawrie, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge) Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Dalton, Hugh Lawson, John James Salter, Dr. Alfred
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Dudgeon, Major C. R. Leach, W. Sanders, W. S.
Dukes, C. Lee, Frank (Derby, N.E.) Sandham, E.
Duncan, Charles Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Sawyer, G. F.
Ede, James Chuter Lees, J. Scrymgeour, E.
Edmunds, J. E. Lewis, T. (Southampton) Scurr, John
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) Lindley, Fred W. Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Egan, W. H. Lloyd, C. Ellis Sherwood, G. H.
Elmley, Viscount Logan, David Gilbert Shield, George William
Foot, Isaac Longbottom, A. W. Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Forgan, Dr. Robert Longden, F. Shillaker, J. F.
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Shinwell, E.
George, Major G, Lloyd (Pembroke) Lunn, William Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Gibbins, Joseph Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Simmons, C. J.
Gibson, H. M. (Lanes, Mossley) MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Sitch, Charles H.
Gill, T. H. MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Glassey, A. E. McElwee, A. Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Gossling, A. G. McEntee, V. L. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Gould, F. McKinlay, A. Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Maclean, sir Donald (Cornwall, N.) Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) McShane, John James Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Sorensen, R.
Griffith, F. Kingsley (Mlddlesbro' W.) Wander, Geoffrey le M. Stamford, Thomas W.
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Mansfield, W. Stephen, Campbell
Grundy, Thomas W. Marcus, M. Strauss, G. R.
Hall. F. (York, W.R., Normanton) Marley, J. Sullivan, J.
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Marshall, Fred Sutton, J. E.
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Mathers, George Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Hall, Capt. W. G. (Portsmouth, C.) Matters, L. W. Thurtle, Ernest
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Maxton, James Tinker, John Joseph
Hardie, George D. Messer, Fred Toole, Joseph
Harris, Percy A. Middleton, G. Townend, A. E.
Hastings, Dr. Somerville Montague, Frederick Vaughan, David
Haycock, A. W. Morley, Ralph Viant, S. P.
Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Walkden, A. G.
Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.) Mort, D. L. Walker, J.
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow) Mosley, Lady C. (Stoke-on-Trent) Wallace, H. W.
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Mosley, Sir Oswald (Smethwick) Watkins, F.C.
Herriotts, J. Muff, G. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Hirst, G. H. (York, W. R.,Wentworth) Nathan Major H. L. Wellock, Wilfred
Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Noel Baker, P. J. Welsh, James (Paisley)
Hoffman, P. C. Oldfield, J. R. Welsh, James C. (Coatbridge)
Hollins, A. Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley) West, F. R.
Hopkin, Daniel Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon) Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Horrabin, J. F. Palin, John Henry Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Palmer, E. T. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Jenkins, Sir William Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
John, William (Rhondda, West) Perry, S. F. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Johnston, Thomas Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Jones, F. Llewellyn- (Flint) Picton-Turbervill, Edith Wilson, R J. (Jarrow)
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Potts, John S. Winterton, G. E.(Leicester. Loughb'gh)
Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Price, M. P. Wise, E. F.
Jowitt, Sir W. A. (Preston) Pybus, Percy John Wood, Major McKenzle (Banff)
Kelly, W. T. Quibell, D. J. K. Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Rathbone, Eleanor TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Kinley, J. Raynes, W. R. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Paling.
Lang, Gordon Richards, R.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Colman, N. C. D. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Albery, Irving James Culverwell, c. T. (Bristol, West) Hartington, Marquess of
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Cunliffe-Lister. Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.
Atholl, Duchess of Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset,Yeovil) Hennessy, Major Sir G. R. J.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Elliot, Major Walter E. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Beaumont, M. W. Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-S.M.) Kindersley, Major G. M.
Bird, Ernest Roy Ferguson, Sir John Lamb, Sir J. Q.
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Fielden, E. B. Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.
Bracken, B. Ford, Sir P. J. Llewellin, Major J. J.
Brass, Captain Sir William Forestier-Walker, Sir L. Long, Major Hon. Eric
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. McConnell, Sir Joseph
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Ganzoni, Sir John Makins, Brigadier-General E.
Buchan, John Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton Marjorlbanks, Edward
Campbell, E. T. Glyn, Major R. G. C. Mason, Colonel Glyn K.
Castle Stewart, Earl of Greene, w. P. Crawford Merriman, Sir F. Boyd
Clydesdale, Marquess of Gunston, Captain D. W. Moore, Sir Newton J. (Richmond)
Colfox, Major William Philip Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford) Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)
Morrison, W. S. (Glos., Cirencester) Savery, S. s. Train, J.
Muirhead, A. J. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U., Belfst) Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Peake, Capt. Osbert Smith, R. W.(Aberd'n & Klnc'dine, C.) Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings) Smith-Carington, Neville W. Ward, Lieut.-Col. sir A. Lambert
Ramsbotham, H. Stanley, Lord (Fylde) Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Remer, John R. Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Womersley, W. J.
Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Thomson, Sir F. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Salmon, Major J. Tinne, J. A. Captain Sir George Bowyer and
Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of Sir George Penny.
Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart Todd, Capt. A. J.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill ordered to be brought in upon the said Resolution by Miss Bondfield, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. Lawson.