HC Deb 04 June 1931 vol 253 cc356-9

Can the Prime Minister tell us what will be the business for next week?


In the event of the Motion in my name being carried to-night, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week will be the first four Allotted Days for the Committee stage of the Finance Bill. The Report stage of the Money Resolution relating to the Mauritius Loan Guarantee will be taken on Monday, and, should time permit, other Orders may be taken during the week.

The business for Friday, 12th June, will be announced later.


When is it expected to get on to the Statute Book the Workmen's Compensation Bill and the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Bill, which passed through the House without any opposition?


I am afraid I cannot answer that question without notice. If the hon. Member will put it on the Paper, I shall be very glad to give him a reply.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider in future making an announcement on Thursday of what the business will be on the following Friday week, because it is very inconvenient to Members not to know?


That inconvenience has lasted from almost time immemorial. I am always glad to meet the convenience of the House, and, as a matter of fact, I ask that I should be able to announce the following Friday week's business on the Thursday, but it is not always possible.

Motion made, and Question put,

"That the Proceedings on the Motion relating to the Finance Bill (Allocation of Time) have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and 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, 230; Noes, 107.

Division No. 269.] AYES. [3.30 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West) Grundy, Thomas W. Muff, G.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock) Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Muggeridge, H. T.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Noel Baker, P. J.
Alpass, J. H. Hamilton, Sir H. (Orkney & Zetland) Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)
Ammon, Charles George Hardie, David (Rutherglen) Oldfield, J. R.
Arnott, John Hardie, G. D. (Springburn) Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)
Attlee, Clement Richard Harris, Percy A. Paling, Wilfrid
Ayles, Walter Haycock, A. W. Palmer, E. T.
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Hayes, John Henry Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley) Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley) Perry, S. F.
Barnes, Alfred John Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Batey, Joseph Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield) Pole, Major D. G.
Benn, Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Harriotts, J. Potts, John S.
Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth) Pybus, Percy John
Benson, G. Hirst, W. (Bradford, South) Quibell, D. J. K.
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Hollins, A. Rathbone, Eleanor
Bondfield, Rt. Hon. Margaret Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield) Raynes, W. R.
Bowen, J. W. Hunter, Dr. Joseph Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Broad, Francis Alfred Isaacs, George Riley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Brockway, A. Fenner Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Ritson, J.
Bromfield, William Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)
Brooke, W. Jowitt, Rt. Hon. Sir W. A. (Preston) Romeril, H. G.
Brothers, M. Kelly, W. T. Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire) Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M. Salter, Dr. Alfred
Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West) Kinley, J. Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Buchanan, G. Kirkwood, D. Sanders, W. S.
Burgess, F. G. Knight, Holford Sandham, E.
Buxton, C. R. (Yorks, W. R. Eiland) Lang, Gordon Sawyer, G. F.
Cameron, A. G. Law, Albert (Bolton) Scurr, John
Cape, Thomas Law, A. (Rossendale) Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S. W.) Lawrence, Susan Shaw, Rt. Hon. Themas (Preston)
Charleton, H. C. Lawrie, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge) Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Chater, Daniel Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle) Shield, George William
Church, Major A. G. Leach, W. Shleis, Dr. Drummond
Clarke, J. S. Lee, Frank (Derby, N. E.) Shillaker, J. F.
Cluse, W. S. Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern) Simmons, C. J.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R. Leonard, W. Simen, E. D. (Maneh'fer, Withington)
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Lewis, T. (Southampton) Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock) Logan, David Gilbert Sinkinson, George
Compton, Joseph Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Sitch, Charles H.
Daggar, George Lunn, William Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Dalton, Hugh Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Smith, Lees-, Rt. Hon. H. B. (Keighley)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw) Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Day, Harry McElwee, A. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Denman, Hon. R. D. McEntee, V. L. Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Dukes, C. McGovern, J. (Glasgow, Shettleston) Sorensen, R.
Duncan, Charles McKinlay, A. Stamford, Thomas W.
Ede, James Chuter MacLaren, Andrew Stephen, Campbell
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty) MacNeill-Weir, L. Strauss, G. R.
Egan, W. H. Maophenon, Rt. Hon. James I. Sullivan, J.
Elmley, Viscount McShane, John James Sutton, J. E.
Foot, Isaac Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton) Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Freeman, Peter Mander, Geoffrey le M. Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S. W.)
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton) Manning, E. L. Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Mansfield, W. Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs, Mossley) Marcus, M. Tillett, Ben
Gill, T. H. Marshall, Fred Tinker, John Joseph
Gillett, George M. Mathers, George Tout, W. J.
Glassey, A. E. Matters, L. W. Townend, A. E.
Gossling, A. G. Maxton, James Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. Sir Charles
Gould, F. Messer, Fred Vaughan, David
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Millar, J. D. Viant, S. P.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.) Mills, J. E. Waikden, A. G.
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne) Morley, Ralph Walker, J.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Wallace, H. W.
Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro' W.) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Walters, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Tudor
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Watkins, F. C.
Groves, Thomas E. Mort, D. L. Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Wellock, Wilfred Whiteley, William (Blaydon) Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Welsh, James (Paisley) Wilkinson, Ellen C. Winterton, G. E. (Leicester, Loughb'gh)
Welsh, James C. (Coatbridge) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore) Wise, E. F.
West, F. R. Williams Dr. J. H. (Lianelly) Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Westwood, Joseph Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
White, H. G. Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood) Wilson, J. (Oldham) Mr. B. Smith and Mr. Thurtle.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s-M.) Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Albery, Irving James Everard, W. Lindsay Pownall, Sir Assheton
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W. Falle, Sir Bertram G. Ramsbotham, H.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Ferguson, Sir John Rawson, Sir Cooper
Balfour, Captain H. H. (I. of Thanet) Fermoy, Lord Remer, John R.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Fleiden, E. B. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Beaumont, M. W. Flson, F. G. Clavering Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Berry, Sir George Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Betterton, Sir Henry B. Ganzonl, Sir John Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Bourne, Captain Robert Croft Glyn, Major R. G. C. Shepperson, Sir Ernest Whittome
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Grace, John Simms, Major-General J.
Bracken, B. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kine'dine, C.)
Bralthwaite, Major A. N. Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E. Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Brass, Captain Sir William Gunston, Captain D. W. Smithers, Waldron
Briscoe, Richard George Hamilton, Sir George (llford) Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Broadbent, Colonel J. Hammersley, S. S. Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y) Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Thomson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.
Burton, Colonel H. W. Haslam, Henry C. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Hurd, Percy A. Todd, Capt. A. J.
Campbell, E. T. Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Castle Stewart, Earl of Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Lamb, Sir J. Q. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt. R. (Prtsmth, S.) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton) Warrender, Sir Victor
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Latham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby) Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Law, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak) Wells, Sydney R.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N.(Edgbaston) Leighton, Major B. E. P. Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Chapman, Sir S. Lewis, Oswald (Colchester) Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Christie, J. A. Lockwood, Captain J. H. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Clydesdale, Marquess of Makins, Brigadier-General E. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Colfox, Major William Philip Margesson, Captain H. D. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingtley
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Gainsbro) Marjorlbanks, Edward Wright, Brig.-Gen. W. D. (Tavist'k)
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Milne, Wardlaw-, J. S. Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld) Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir George Penny.
Elliot, Major Walter E. Oman, Sir Charles William C.