HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 cc811-7

Motion made, and Question put, That—

  1. (i) there shall be charged, in accordance with the provisions of this Resolution, on the importation into the United Kingdom of any goods to which this Resolution applies such duties of customs as are hereinafter provided:
  2. (ii) the goods to which this Resolution shall apply shall be goods of any class or description which—
  1. (a) are liable to any general ad valorem customs duty which may be charged by any Act of the present Session for giving effect to this and any other Resolution; and
  2. (b) appear to the Committee to be constituted for the purpose of giving advice and assistance to the Treasury in connection with the discharge by the Treasury of any of their functions under the aforesaid Act, to be either articles of luxury or articles of a kind which are being produced or are likely within a reasonable time to be produced in the United Kingdom in quantities which are substantial in relation to United Kingdom consumption; and
  3. (c) are the subject of a recommendation by the Committee aforesaid to the Treasury to the effect that an additional duty of customs should be charged thereon;

(iii) the Treasury, after receiving such a recommendation as aforesaid, may by order direct that an additional duty of customs shall be charged on all or any of the goods specified in the recommendation at a rate not exceedng the rate specified in the recommendation;

(iv) Any additional duties, according as may be directed by the order aforesaid, may be charged—

  1. (a) by reference to value, to weight, to measurement, or to quantity;
  2. (b) for any period or periods, whether continuous or not, or without any limit of period;
  3. (c) at different rates for different periods or parts of periods."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

The Committee proceeded to a Division.


(seated and covered): On a point of Order. On the analogy of the great English game, would it not be possible now for the Government to declare at 452, and put in the Opposition for a second, a third, and a fourth innings, which would enable us to save a good deal of time?

The Committee divided: Ayes, 430; Noes, 73.

Division No. 52.] AYES. [11.31 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Aske, Sir Robert William Balniel, Lord
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick Wolfe Banks, Sir Reginald Mitchell
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Barclay-Harvey, C. M.
Albery, Irving James Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton) Barrie, Sir Charles Coupar
Alexander, Sir William Atholl, Duchess of Bateman, A. L.
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l, W.) Atkinson, Cyril Beaumont, M. W. (Bucks., Aylesbury)
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd.) Bailey, Erie Alfred George Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th, C.)
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J. Bevan, Stuart James (Holborn)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Balfour, George (Hampstead) Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman
Apsley, Lord Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Bird, Ernest Roy (Yorks., Skipton)
Bird, Sir Robert B. (Wolverh'pton W.) Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H.
Blaker, Sir Reginald Duggan, Hubert John Iveagh, Countess of
Blindell, James Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)
Boothby, Robert John Graham Dunglass, Lord Jackson, J. C. (Heywood & Radcliffe)
Borodale, Viscount Eady, George H. James, Wing-Com. A. W. H.
Boulton, W. W. Eastwood, John Francis Jamieson, Douglas
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Eden, Robert Anthony Jesson, Major Thomas E.
Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton Edge, Sir William Joel, Dudley J. Barnato
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Edmondson, Major A. J. Johnston, J. W. (Clackmannan)
Boyce, H. Leslie Ednam, Viscount Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West)
Bracken, Brendan Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. Ker, J. Campbell
Braithwaite, Maj. A. N. (Yorks, E. R.) Ellis, Robert Geoffrey Kerr, Hamilton W.
Braithwaite, J. G. (Hillsborough) Elliston, Captain George Sampson Kimball, Lawrence
Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Elmley, Viscount Kirkpatrick, William M.
Broadbent, Colonel John Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Knatchbull, Captain Hon. M. H. R.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Emrys-Evans, P. V. Knebworth, Viscount
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Knox, Sir Alfred
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks., Newb'y) Erskine-Boist, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George
Browne, Captain A. C. Essenhigh, Reginald Clare Latham, Sir Herbert Paul
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.) Law, Sir Alfred
Bullock, Captain Malcolm Everard, W. Lindsay Leckie, J. A.
Burghley, Lord Falle, Sir Bertram G. Leech, Dr. J. W.
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Fermoy, Lord Lees-Jones, John
Burnett, John George Fleming, Edward Lascelles Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Burton, Colonel Henry Walter Fraser, Captain Ian Lennox-Boyd, A. T.
Cadogan, Hon. Edward Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E. Levy, Thomas
Caine, G. R. Hall. Fuller, Captain A. E. G. Liddall, Walter S.
Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley) Ganzoni, Sir John Lindsay, Noel Ker
Campbell, Rear-Adml. G. (Burnley) Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe
Campbell-Johnston, Malcolm Gibson, Charles Granville Little, Graham-, Sir Ernest
Caporn, Arthur Cecil. Gillett, Sir George Masterman Llewellin, Major John J.
Carver, Major William H. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Lloyd, Geoffrey
Cassels, James Dale Glossop, C. W. H. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd. Q'n)
Castlereagh, Viscount Gluckstein, Louis Halle Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.)
Castle Stewart, Earl Glyn, Major Raiph G. C. Loder, Captain J. de Vere
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Goff, Sir Park Lumley, Captain Lawrence R.
Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City) Goldie, Noel B. Lymington, Viscount
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Lyons, Abraham Montagu
Chalmers, John Rutherford Gower, Sir Robert Mebane, William
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.) MacAndrew, Maj. C. G. (Partick)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Greaves-Lord, Sir Walter McConnell, Sir Joseph
Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Greene, William P. C. McCorquodale, M. S.
Chotzner, Alfred James Grimston, R. V. MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)
Christle, James Archibald Gritten, W. G. Howard Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Clarke, Frank Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. McEwen, J. H. F.
Clarry, Reginald George Gunston, Captain D. W. McKie, John Hamilton
Clayton, Dr. George C. Guy, J. C. Morrison McLean, Major Alan
Clydesdale, Marquess of Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hales, Harold K. Macmillan, Maurice Harold
Colfox, Major William Philip Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich) Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James L.
Collins, Sir Godfrey Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon) Magnay, Thomas
Colman, N. C. D. Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford) Maitland, Adam
Colville, Major David John Hanbury, Cecil Making, Brigadier-General Ernest
Conant, R. J. E. Hanley, Dennis A. Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.
Cook, Thomas A. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Margesson, Capt. Henry David R.
Cooke, James D. Harbord, Arthur Marjoribanks, Edward
Cooper, A. Duff Hartland, George A. Marsden, Commander Arthur
Copeland, Ida Harvey, George (Lambeth, Kenningt'n) Martin, Thomas B.
Courthope, Colonel Sir George L. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Mason, Col. Glyn K. (Croydon, N.)
Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry Haslam, Henry (Lindsay, H'ncastle) Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John
Craven-Ellis, William Haslam, Sir John (Bolton) Meller, Richard James
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Merriman, Sir F. Boyd
Crooke, J. Smedley Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Millar, Sir James Duncan
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Hepworth, Joseph Mills, Sir Frederick
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Hillman, Dr. George B. Milne, Charles
Croom-Johnson, R. P. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Walter Milne, John Sydney Wardlaw.
Crossley, A. C. Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chisw'k)
Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel Bernard Hope, Capt. Arthur O. J. (Aston) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Dalkeith, Earl of Hope, Sydney (Chester, Stalybridge) Mitcheson, G. G.
Davies, Edward C. (Montgomery) Hore-Beilsha, Leslie Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Hornby, Frank Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres
Davison, Sir William Henry Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S. Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr)
Dawson, Sir Philip Horobin, Ian M. Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.
Denman, Hon R. D. Horsbrugh, Florence Morris, John Patrick (Salford, N.)
Denville, Alfred Howard, Tom Forrest Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.)
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Dickle, John P. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Morrison, William Shepherd
Dixon, Rt. Hon. Herbert Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport) Moss, Captain H. J.
Donner, P. W. Hume, Sir George Hopwood Muirhead, Major A. J.
Doran, Edward Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Munro, Patrick
Dower, Captain A. V. G. Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg) Nall, Sir Joseph
Drewe, Cedric Hurd, Percy A. Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.
Duckworth, George A. V. Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Newton, Sir Douglas George C.
Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Ross, Ronald D. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Nicholson, O. W. (Westminster) Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Normand, Wilfrid Guild Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Summersby, Charles H.
North, Captain Edward T. Runge, Norah Cecil Sutcliffe, Harold
Nunn, William Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy) Tate, Mavis Constance
O'Connor, Terence James Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (P'dd'gt'n, S.)
O'Donovan, Dr. William James Russell, Hamer Field (Sheffield, B'tside) Templeton, William P.
Oman, Sir Charles William C. Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury) Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Rutherford, Sir John Hugo Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Ormiston, Thomas Salmon, Major Isidore Thompson, Luke
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Salt, Edward W. Thorp, Linton Theodore
Palmer, Francis Noel Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham) Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Patrick, Colin M. Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Todd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Pearson, William G. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D. Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Peat, Charles U. Savery, Samuel Servington Train, John
Penny, Sir George Scone, Lord Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Perkins, Waiter R. D. Seltey, Harry R. Turton, Robert Hugh
Peters, Dr. Sidney John Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell) Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Petherick, M. Shaw, Captain William T. (Fortar) Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bllston) Shepperson, Sir Ernest W. Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Pike, Cecll F, Simmonds, Oliver Edwin Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Potter, John Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Unv., Belfast) Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Skelton, Archibald Noet Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Pownall, Sir Assheton Smiles, Lieut.-Col. Sir Walter D. Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Procter, Major Henry Adam Smith, Sir Jonah W. (Barrow-In-F.) Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Purbrick, R. Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Pybus, Percy John Smith-Carington, Neville W. Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour.-
Raikes, Henry V. A. M. Smithers, Waldron Wells, Sydney Richard
Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Somerset, Thomas Weymouth, Viscount
Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Somervell, Donald Bradley Whiteside, Borras Noel H.
Ramsbotham, Herwald Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor) Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Ramsden, E. Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East) Wills, Wilfrid D.
Rankin, Robert Soper, Richard Wilson, Clyde T. (West Toxteth)
Ratcliffe, Arthur Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E. Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter) Southby, Commander Archibald R. J. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Reid, David D. (County Down) Spears, Brigadier-General Edward L. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Reid, James S. C. (Stirling) Spencer, Captain Richard A. Wise, Alfred R.
Reid, William Allan (Derby) Spender-Clay,' Rt. Hon. Herbert H. Withers, Sir John James
Remer, John R. Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde) Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Rentoul, Sir Gervais S. Stanley. Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland) Womersley, Walter James
Renwick, Major Gustav A. Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Worthington, Dr. John V.
Reynolds, Col. Sir James Philip Stevenson, James Wragg, Herbert
Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Stewart, William J. Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall) Stones, James
Robinson, John Roland Storey, Samuel TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell Stourton, Hon. John I. Sir Frederick Thomson and Mr. Shakespeare.
Ropner, Colonel L. Strauss, Edward A.
Rosbotham, S. T. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Mender, Geoffrey le M.
Batey, Joseph Harris, Sir Percy Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.)
Bernays, Robert Hicks, Ernest George Maxton, James
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Hirst, George Henry Nathan, Major H. L.
Briant, Frank Holdsworth, Herbert Owen, Major Goronwy
Buchanan, George Hopkinson, Austin Parkinson, John Allen
Cape, Thomas Janner, Barnett Pickering, Ernest H.
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Jenkins, Sir William Price, Gabriel
Cripps, Sir Stafford Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields) Rea, Waiter Russell
Curry, A. C. Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Roberts, Aled (Wrexham)
Daggar, George Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Slivertown) Rothschild, James A. de
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Salter, Dr. Alfred
Devlin, Joseph Kirkwood, David Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Edwards, Charles Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.) Lawson, John James Thorne, William James
Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) Leonard, William Tinker, John Joseph
Foot, Dingle (Dundee) Logan, David Gilbert Watts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. David
Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Lunn, William Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Williams, David (Swansea, East)
George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea) McEntee, Valentine L. Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Grenfall, David Rees (Glamorgan) McGovern, John Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro', W.) McKeag, William Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Maclean, Rt. He. Sir D. (Corn'll N.)
Grundy, Thomas W. Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Mr. Duncan Graham and Mr. Groves.