HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 cc806-9

May I ask the Prime Minister how far he proposes to go to-night in the event of the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule?


We want to get the first two Orders on the Paper.


Is it necessary to suspend the Rule for the Sunday Performances Bill?


Does my right hon. Friend mean that he will give it to me before Eleven o'clock?


I gather that there is a considerable division of opinion on the Bill, and, in the circumstances, does the Prime Minister think that it is necessary to suspend the Rule in order to get through such a controversial Measure?


I thought that there was complete agreement on both sides as it is a Bill that came over with us. It settles this matter temporarily as it is so very pressing.


Is the Prime Minister aware that, if this Bill is not passed, the whole of London will be very much inconvenienced and disorganised?


Does the Prime Minister seriously contemplate suspending the Rule in order to carry it through?


I hope that the House will carry it through. That is why I propose the suspension of the Rule; it is such a pressing practical necessity.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman recognise that an enormous number of people are spending their time in cinemas when they would otherwise

be in places where they would not get the same education?

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)."—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 184; Noes, 58.

Division No. 518.] AYES. [3.27 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Galbraith, J. F. W. Owen, H. F. (Hereford)
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. Charles Ganzonl, Sir John Peake, Capt. Osbert
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigle M. Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton Penny, Sir George
Albery, Irving James George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Allan, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l.,W.) Gillett, George M. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Gllmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Pownall, Sir Assheton
Astor,Maj. Hon. John J. (Kent, Dover) Glyn, Major R. G. C. Purbrick, R.
Atkinson, C. Gower, Sir Robert Pybus, Percy John
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Balfour, Captain H. H. (I. of Thanet) Gray, Milner Ramsbotham, H.
Balniel, Lord Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro' W.) Rathbone, Eleanor
Bellalrs, Commander Carlyon Gunston, Captain D. W. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central) Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Remer, John R.
Berry, Sir George Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Rentoul, Sir Gervais S.
Bevan, S. J. (Holborn) Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland) Reynolds, Col. Sir James
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Hanbury, C. Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W. Harbord, A. Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Braithwaite, Major A. N. Harris, Percy A. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Briscoe, Richard George Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Salmon, Major I.
Broadbent, Colonel J. Heneage, Lieut.-Col Arthur P. Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Brown, Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks, Newb'y) Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Buchan, John Hore-Belisha, Leslie Savery, S. S.
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K. Simms, Major-General J.
Bullock, Captain Malcolm Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney,N.) Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Hurd, Percy A. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Butler, R. A. Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (Caithness)
Butt, Sir Alfred Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R. Skelton, A. N.
Cadogan, Major Hon. Edward Jones, Llewellyn-, F. Smith, R.W.(Aberd'n & Kinc'dlne, C.)
Campbell, E. T. Jones, Rt. Hon. Lelf (Camborne) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Castle Stewart, Earl of Jowitt, Rt. Hon. Sir W. A. (Preston) Smithers, Waldron
Cazalet, Captain Victor A. Kindersley, Major G. M. Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm-,W.) Knight, Holford Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Knox, Sir Alfred Southby, Commander A. R. J
Cobb, Sir Cyril Lamb, Sir J. Q. Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Cohen, Major J. Brunel Lambert, Rt Hon. George (S. Molton) Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Colman. N. C. D. Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R. Stanley, Hon. O. (Westmorland)
Colville, Major D. J. Latham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby) Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Cooper, A. Duff Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sueter, Rear- Admiral M, F.
Cranborne, Viscount Lewis, Oswald (Colchester) Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C. Llewellin, Major J. J. Thomas, Rt Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. Godfrey Thomson, Sir F.
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. Locker-Lampson, Com. O.(Handsw'th) Thomson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.
Croom-Johnson, R. P. Lockwood, Captain J. H. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West) Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Train, J.
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Davidson, Rt. Hon. J (Hertford) Maclean, Sir Donald (Cornwall, N.) Turton, Robert Hugh
Davies, Dr. Vernon Macquisten, F. A. Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil) Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham) Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.) Makins, Brigadier-General E. Warrender, Sir Victor
Dawson, Sir Philip Marjorlbanks, Edward Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Denman, Hon. R. D. Mason, Colonel Glyn K. Wayland, Sir William A.
Dudgeon, Major C. R. Milne, Wardlaw-, J. S. White, H. G.
Dugdale, Capt. T. L. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Eden, Captain Anthony Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B. Withers, Sir John James
Edmondson, Major A. J. Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr) Womersley, W. J.
Everard, W. Lindsay Mulrhead, A. J. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Nall Cain, A. R. N. Wright, Brig.-Gen. W. D. (Tavist'k)
Ferguson, Sir John Nathan, Major H. L. Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Fielden, E. B. Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G.(Ptrsf'ld)
Foot, Isaac O'Connor, T. J. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Ford, Sir P. J. Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley) Major Sir George Hennessy and
Forestler-Walker, Sir L. Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William Mr. Classey.
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro') Batey, Joseph Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West)
Attlee, Clement Richard Bennett, William (Battersea, South) Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.)
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston) Benson, G. Chater, Daniel
Cowan, D. M. Logan, David Gilbert Scurr, John
Daggar, George Longden, F. Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) MacLaren, Andrew Shillaker, J. F.
Day, Harry MacNeill-Weir, L. Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Ede, James Chuter March, S. Simmons, C. J.
Gardner, B. W. (West Han, Upton) Marley, J, Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Messer, Fred Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn) Morley, Ralph Strauss, G. R.
Hardle, G. D. (Springburn) Morris, Rhys Hopkins Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Herriotts, J. Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.) Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S.W.)
Hoffman, P. C. Mort, D. L. Wallace, H. W.
Kelly, W. T. Noel-Suxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.) Welsh, James (Palsley)
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Thomas Oliver, George Harold (Ilkeston) West, F. R.
Lawson, John James Palln, John Henry Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Leach, W. Pole, Major D. G. Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Lee, Frank (Derby, N.E.) Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Lees, J. Sanders, W. S. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Mr. Hayes and Mr. Thurtle.