HC Deb 29 July 1931 vol 255 cc2294-7

I desire to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as Leader of the House, what business he proposes to take to-night; and if he can tell us what the business will be on the reassembling of Parliament?


It is proposed to take to-night, in addition to the Report of Supply and Ways and Means, the Bethlem Hospital (Amendment) Bill, Committee stage; the Gas and Electricity Orders on the Paper, and any Message that may be received from another place this afternoon in connection with the Agricultural Marketing Bill.

The business on the resumption of the House in October will be as follows:

Tuesday, 20th October: Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Bill [Lords], Second Reading; and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolutions.

Wednesday, 21st October: Representation of the People (No. 2) Bill, Consideration of Lords Amendments; Public Works Loans Bill, Committee stage; Report stage of the Money Resolution for the Merchant Shipping (Safety and Load Line Conventions) Bill [Lords].

Thursday and Friday, 22nd and 23rd October: Town and Country Planning Bill, further stages.

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


Will the right hon. Gentleman not give any opportunity for discussing the Economy Bill?

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); and that, if the first three Resolutions reported from the Committee of Supply of the 28th July shall have been agreed to before Ten of the clock, Mr. Speaker shall proceed to put forthwith the Questions which he is directed to put at Ten of the clock, under paragraph 8 of Standing Order No. 15."—[Mr. P. Snowden.]

The House divided: Ayes, 219; Noes, 105.

Division No. 462.] AYES. [3.49 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Hardie, David (Rutherglen) Montague, Frederick
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hardie, G. D. (Springburn) Morley, Ralph
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.) Morris, Rhys Hopkins
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Henderson, Joseph (Ardwick) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Ammon, Charles George Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)
Arnott, John Herriotts, J. Mort, D. L.
Attlee, Clement Richard Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth) Muff, G.
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Muggeridge, H. T.
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley) Hoffman, P. C. Murnin, Hugh
Barnes, Alfred John Holline, A. Nathan, Major H. L.
Batey, Joseph Hore-Belisha, Leslie. Naylor, T. E.
Benn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Horrabin, J. F. Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)
Benson, G. Isaacs, George Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W. John, William (Rhondda, West) Palin, John Henry.
Broad, Francis Alfred Johnston, Rt. Hon. Thomas Paling, Wilfrid
Brooke, W. Jones, Llewellyn., F. Palmer, E. T.
Brothers, M. Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Jones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Picton-Turbervill, Edith
Buchanan, G. Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Pole, Major D. G.
Burgess, F. G. Kelly, W. T. Potts, John S.
Buxton, C. R. (York W. R. Elland) Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Price, M. P.
Cape, Thomas Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S. W.) Knight, Holford Richards, R.
Charleton, H C. Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Chater, Daniel Law, Albert (Bolton) Riley, Ben (Dewsbury)
Church, Major A. G. Law, A. (Rossendale) Riley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Clarke, J. S. Lawrence, Susan Ritson, J.
Cluse, W. S. Lawrie, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge) Romeril, H. G
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Lawson, John James Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Rowson, Guy
Conway, Sir W. Martin Lee, Frank (Derby, N. E.) Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Cowan, D. M. Lees, J. Salter, Dr. Alfred
Daggar, George Leonard, W. Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwan)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) Lewis, T. (Southampton) Sanders, W. S.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Logan. David Gilbert Sawyer, G. F.
Day, Harry Longbottom, A. W. Scrymgeour, E.
Denman, Hon. R. D. Longden, F. Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Dukes, C. Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Duncan, Charles Lunn, William Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Ede, James Chuter Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Sherwood, G. H.
Edmunds, J. E. MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw) Shield, George William
Elmley, Viscount McElwee, A. Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) McEntee, V. L. Shillaker, J. F.
Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.) McKinlay, A. Shinwell, E.
Gibson, H. M. (Lanes. Mossley) MacLaren, Andrew Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Gill, T. H. Maclean, Sir Donald (Cornwall, N.) Simmons, C. J.
Gillett, George M. Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Glassey, A. E. McShane, John James Sitch, Charles H.
Gossling, A. G. Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Gould, F. Mander, Geoffrey le M. Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Manning, E. L. Smith, Lees-. Rt. Hon. H. B. (Keighley)
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Mansfield, W. Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Gray, Mliner March, S. Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Coine) Marcus, M. Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Marley, J. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Marshall, Fred Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Groves, Thomas E. Mathers, George Stamford, Thomas W.
Grundy, Thomas W. Matters, L. W. Strauss, G. R.
Half, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Messer, Fred Sullivan, J.
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Middleton, G. Sutton, J. E.
Hall, Capt. W. G. (Portsmouth, C.) Mills, J. E. Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Milner, Major J. Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Thurtle, Ernest Welsh, James (Paisley) Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Tinker, John Joseph Welsh, James C. (Coatbridge) Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Toole, Joseph West, F. R. Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Tout, W. J. Westwood, Joseph Winterton, G. E. (Leicester, Loushb'gh)
Townend, A. E. Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood) Wise, E. F.
Viant, S. P. Whiteley, William (Blaydon) Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Watkins, F. C. Wilkinson, Ellen C. Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline) Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Wellock, Wilfred Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly) Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr. T. Henderson.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Ganzoni, Sir John Penny, Sir George
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton Perkins, W. R. D.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Rawson, Sir Cooper
Balniel, Lord Glyn, Major R. G. C. Reynolds, Col. Sir James
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon Gower, Sir Robert Richardson, Sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch't'sy)
Betterton, Sir Henry B. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Ruggies-Brise, Colonel E.
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Gunston, Captain D. W. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Bracken, B. Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Salmon, Major I.
Braithwaite, Major A. N. Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Briscoe, Richard George Hammersley, S. S. Savery, S. S.
Broadbent, Colonel J. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Shepperson, Sir Ernest Whittome
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley) Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Hennessy, Major Sir G. R. J. Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Butler, R. A. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Walter Smithers, Waldron
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Carver, Major W. H. Hurd, Percy A. Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Lamb, Sir J. Q. Thompson, Luke
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Latham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Christle, J. A. Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Cobb, Sir Cyril Leighton, Major B. E. P. Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C. Long. Major Hon. Erie Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Macdonald, Sir M. (Inverness) Warrender, Sir Victor
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Dalrymple-White, Lt.-Col. Sir Godfrey Macquisten, F. A. Wayland, Sir William A.
Davidson, Rt. Hon. J. (Hertford) Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Wells, Sydney R.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Eden, Captain Anthony Marjoribanks, Edward Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Elliot, Major Walter E. Meller, R. J. Womersley, W. J.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.M.) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Everard, W. Lindsay Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.
Fermoy, Lord Moore, Sir Newton J. (Richmond) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Forestler-Walker, Sir L. Morrison, W. S. (Glos., Cirencester) Sir Frederick Thomson and
Captain Margesson.

First Resolution read a Second time.