HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 cc1461-5

Can the Prime Minister say what business will be taken next week and what business will be taken to-night in the event of the Motion on the Order Paper being carried?


I will answer the second question first. We propose to take only the business that has been announced—the first four items on the Order Paper. With regard to the busi-

ness for next week, it may seem rather a formidable list of Supplementary Estimates, but a great many of them have no substance.

On Monday, the following Supplementary Estimates will be taken in Committee: Labour and Health Buildings; Revenue Buildings; Royal Parks; Public Buildings, Great Britain; Public Buildings, Overseas—that is a revised Estimate; Works and Buildings, Northern Ireland. We shall also take the Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Bill, Third Reading.

Tuesday: Supplementary Estimates: House of Commons; Government Hospitality Fund; Public Works Loan Commission; Law Charges; Rates on Government Property; Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions; and Report stage of the Votes taken on the 19th and 23rd February.

Wednesday: Supplementary Estimates: Beet-Sugar Subsidy, Great Britain; Old Age Pensions; Stationery and Printing; Diplomatic and Consular Services; Australian Zinc Concentrates; and Report of Estimates taken on the 24th February.

Thursday: Supplementary Estimates: Ministry of Pensions and outstanding Votes.

Friday: Private Members' Bills.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

In the event of time being available, will other Orders be taken?



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 Rouses)."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 242; Noes, 141.

Division No. 156.] AYES. [3.59 p.m.
Adamson. Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Batey, Joseph Brown, C. W. E. (Notts, Mansfield)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central) Brown, Ernest (Leith)
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Benson, G. Buchanan, G.
Alpass, J. H. Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Burgess, F. G.
Arnott, John Blindell, James Cameron, A. G.
Aske, Sir Robert Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.)
Attlee, Clement Richard Bowen, J. W. Charieton, H. C.
Ayles, Walter Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. Chater, Daniel
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley) Bromfield, William Cluse, W. S.
Barnes, Alfred John Brooke, W. Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.
Barr, James Brothers, M. Cocks, Frederick Seymour
Cowan, D. M. Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)
Cripps, Sir Stafford Lathan, G. Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs, Stretford)
Daggar, George Law, A. (Rossendale) Romeril, H. G.
Dallas, George Lawrence, Susan Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Dalton, Hugh Lawrie, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge) Rowson, Guy
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawson, John James Salter, Dr. Alfred
Day, Harry Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Denman, Hon. R. D. Leach, W. Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Duncan, Charles Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Sanders, W. S.
Ede, James Chuter Lees, J. Sandham, E.
Edge, Sir William Lewis, T. (Southampton) Sawyer, G. F.
Edmunds, J. E. Lindley, Fred W. Scott, James
Egan, W. H. Lloyd, C. Ellis Scrymgeour, E.
Elmley, Viscount Logan, David Gilbert Scurr, John
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.) Longbottom, A. W. Sexton, Sir James
Foot, Isaac Longden, F. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Forgan, Dr. Robert Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Freeman, Peter Lowth, Thomas Sherwood, G. H.
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Lunn, William Shield, George William
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Shiels, Dr. Drummond
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesea) McElwee, A. Shillaker, J. F.
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs, Mossley) McKinlay, A. Shinwell, E.
Gill, T. H. Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Gillett, George M. MacNeill-Weir, L. Simmons, C. J.
Glassey, A. E. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Gossling, A. G. McShane, John James Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Gould, F. Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Sitch, Charles H
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Mander, Geoffrey le M. Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) March, S. Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) Marcus, M. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Markham, S. F. Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Groves, Thomas E. Marley, J. Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Marshall, Fred Snell, Harry
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Mathers, George Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Hall, Capt. W. G. (Portsmouth, C.) Matters, L. W. Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Maxton, James Sorensen, R.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Melville, Sir James Stamford, Thomas W.
Harbord, A. Millar, J. D. Stephen, Campbell
Hardle, George D. Mills, J. E. Strauss, G. R.
Harris, Percy A. Montague, Frederick Sullivan, J.
Haycock, A. W. Morley, Raiph Sutton, J. E.
Hayday, Arthur Morris, Rhys Hopkins Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Hayes, John Henry Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.) Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Thurtle, Ernest
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow) Mosley, Lady C. (Stoke-on-Trent) Tillett, Ben
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Muggeridge, H. T. Tinker, John Joseph
Herriotts, J. Murnin, Hugh Toole, Joseph
Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Nathan, Major H. L. Tout, W. J.
Hopkin, Daniel Noel Baker, P. J. Townend, A. E
Hore-Beilsha, Leslie. Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.) Vaughan, David
Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Oldfield, J. R. Viant, S. P.
Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley) Wallace, H. W.
Isaacs, George Palin, John Henry Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Jenkins, Sir William Paling, Wilfrid Wellock, Wilfred
John, William (Rhondda, West) Palmer, E. T. Welsh, James (Paisley)
Johnston, Thomas Perry, S. F. Westwood, Joseph
Jones, F. Llewellyn (Flint) Peters, Dr. Sidney John Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, Dr. J. H. (Lianelly)
Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne) Picton-Turbervill, Edith Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Pole, Major D. G. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Potts, John S. Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Kedward, R. M. (Kent, Ashford) Price, M. P. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Kelly, W. T. Pybus, Percy John Winterton, G. E. (Leicester, Loughb'gh)
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Ramsay, T. B. Wilson Wise, E. F.
Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Rathbone, Eleanor Wood, Major McKenzle (Banff)
Kinley, J. Raynes, W. R.
Knight, Holford Richards, R. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr. Charles
Lang, Gordon Ritson, J. Edwards.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Betterton, Sir Henry B. Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. Charles Bevan, S. J. (Holborn) Bullock, Captain Malcolm
Albery, Irving James Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman Butler, R. A.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Bird, Ernest Roy Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward
Astor, Maj. Hon. John J. (Kent, Dover) Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Campbell, E T.
Atkinson, C. Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Carver, Major W. H.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Boyce, Leslie Castle Stewart, Earl of
Balniel, Lord Brass, Captain Sir William Cautley, Sir Henry S.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Briscoe, Richard George Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.)
Beaumont, M. W. Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'I d'., Hexham) Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.)
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Christle, J. A.
Berry, Sir George Buchan, John Cobb, Sir Cyril
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir George Hurd, Percy A. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Colfox, Major William Philip Iveagh, Countess of Salmon, Major I.
Colman, N. C. D Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Samuel, A. M, (Surrey, Farnham)
Cranborne, Viscount Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C. Lewis, Oswald (Coichester) Savery, S. S.
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) Llewellin, Major J. J. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U., Belfst)
Dalkeith, Earl of Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Lockwood, Captain J. H. Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Lymington, Viscount Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Dugdale, Capt. T. L. McConnell, Sir Joseph Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East)
Eden, Captain Anthony Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Elliot, Major Walter E. Macquisten, F. A. Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.) Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Everard, W. Lindsay Makins, Brigadier-General E. Stanley, Hon. O. (Westmorland)
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Meller, R. J. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Ferguson, Sir John Merriman, Sir F. Boyd Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Fermoy, Lord Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Tinne, J. A.
Fielden, E. S. Mitchell-Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W. Todd, Capt. A. J.
Ford, Sir P. J. Moore, Sir Newton J. (Richmond) Train, J.
Forestier-Walker, Sir L. Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Nicholson, O. (Westminster) Turton, Robert Hugh
Ganzoni, Sir John Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld) Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. O'Connor, T. J. Wardlaw-Milne, J. S.
Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William Warrender, Sir Victor
Gunston, Captain D. W. Penny, Sir George Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Pownall, Sir Assheton Wayland, Sir William A.
Hanbury, C. Ramsbotham, H. Wells, Sydney R.
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Rawson, Sir Cooper Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Hartington, Marquess of Reid, David D. (County Down) Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Remer, John R. Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Haslam, Henry C. Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch't'sy) Womersley, W. J.
Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Hennessy, Major Sir G. R. J. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Ross, Ronald D. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Ruggles-Brise, Lieut.-Colonel E. A. Sir Frederick Thomson and Major
the Marquess of Titchfield.

Question put, and agreed to.