HC Deb 21 June 1932 vol 267 cc919-23

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman the Lord President of the Council what business is it proposed to take on Friday?


The Second Reading of the Public Works Loans Bill, and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Report stage of Navy, Army and Air Expenditure, 1930—that is the Resolutions which it is hoped to pass to-day through Committee stage.

Second Readings of the

British Museum Bill [Lords],

Agricultural Credits (Mortgages) Bill [Lords'], and

Solicitors Bill [Lords].

Report and Third Reading of the Patents and Designs Bill [Lords].

Second Reading of the Carriage by Air Bill [Lords], and, if there is time, other Orders on the Paper.


I am glad that the right hon. Gentleman has put in the last proviso. We are not at all sure whether all this little packet can be got through on Friday or not. We must have time to examine it, and therefore I do not say, right off, whether we shall be able to assist the right hon. Gentleman in putting it through or not.


If time does permit of other Orders being taken, can the right hon. Gentleman tell us to which other Orders he proposes to give precedence?


How far does the right hon. Gentleman propose to go to-night?


We propose to take the first Order, and also the Navy, Army and Air Expenditure, 1930, Committee stage, which is the second Order and which the right hon. Gentleman knows is merely a confirmation of the action of the Public Accounts Committee.


In connection with the Report stage of the National Health Insurance Bill, the very first new Clause on the Paper is in the name of one of the right hon. Gentleman's own supporters, and on it will very largely depend what progress is made with the Bill. It would be convenient if he announced whether the Government intend to accept that proposed new Clause or not. If the Government accept it, the whole Report stage will be thrown out of gear and it will inevitably mean that a good deal more time will be taken. Perhaps he will let us know the Government's intention on the proposed new Clause, because on that must depend the length of the sitting to-night.


I quite agree with the last part of what the hon. Member has said, but I think his question would be more suitably put when the House comes to the Report stage of the 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)."—[Mr. Baldwin.]

The House divided: Ayes, 259; Noes, 40.

Division No. 248.] AYES. [3.28 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Eden, Robert Anthony Mac Andrew, Maj. C. G. (Partick)
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Elliston, Captain George Sampson Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Albery, Irving James Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) McKie, John Hamilton
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (L'pool, W.) Erskine-Boist, Capt. C. C. (Blk'pool) Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd.) Essenhigh, Reginald Clare McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Falle, Sir Bertram G. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Fermoy, Lord Magnay, Thomas
Balniel, Lord Fieldon, Edward Brocklehurst Maitland, Adam
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Foot, Dingle (Dundee) Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot
Barrie, Sir Charles Coupar Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Mander, Geoffrey le M.
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Fox, Sir Gifford Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'th, C.) Fraser, Captain Ian Margesson, Capt. Henry David R.
Beit, Sir Alfred L. Fremantle, Sir Francis Marsden, Commander Arthur
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Ganzoni, Sir John Martin, Thomas B.
Bird, Sir Robert B. (Wolverh'pton W.) Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John
Blaker, Sir Reginald Goff, Sir Park Meller, Richard James
Blindell, James Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Mills, Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.)
Borodale, Viscount Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chisw'k)
Boulton, W. W. Grimston, R. V. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. Mitcheson, G. G.
Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr)
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Gunston, Captain D. W. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Boyce, H. Leslie Guy, J. C. Morrison Munro, Patrick
Boyd-Carpenter, Sir Archibald Hales, Harold K. Nall, Sir Joseph
Braithwaite, J. G. (Hillsborough) Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon) Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.
Broadbent, Colonel John Hamilton, Sir R. W. (Orkney & Zetl'nd) Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld)
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Harris, Sir Percy Normand, Wilfrid Guild
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Hartington, Marquess of North Captain Edward T.
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Hartland, George A. Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Burnett, John George Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Peat Charles U.
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Percy, Lord Eustace
Castlereagh, Viscount Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. Perkins, Walter R. D.
Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City) Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Peters, Dr. Sidney John
Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Heneage, Lieut. Colonel Arthur P. Petherick, M.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Hope, Sydney (Chester Stalybridge) Peto, Sir Basll E. (Devon, B'nstaple)
Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Hore-Belisha, Leslie Pickford, Hon. Mary Ada
Chalmers, John Rutherford Hornby, Frank Potter, John
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W) Horsbrugh, Florence Pownall, Sir Assheton
Chotzner, Alfred James Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Procter, Major Henry Adam
Clarke, Frank Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport) Raikes, Henry V. A. M.
Clydesdale, Marquess of Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg) Ramsden, E.
Colville, John Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Rankin. Robert
Conant, R. J. E. Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Rathbone, Eleanor
Cook, Thomas A. James, wing.-Com. A. W. H. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Cooke, Douglas Jamieson, Douglas Rea, Walter Russell
Cooper, A. Duff Jesson, Major Thomas E. Reid, David D. (County Down)
Copeland, Ida Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Reid, James S. C. (Stirling)
Cowan, D. M. Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields) Remer, John R.
Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth) Rentoul, Sir Gervais S.
Cranborne, Viscount Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West) Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U.
Craven-Ellis, William Ker, J. Campbell Roberts, Aled (Wrexham)
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Kerr, Hamilton W. Rosbotham, S. T.
Crooke, J. Smedley Knatchbull, Captain Hon. M. H. R. Ross, Ronald D.
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Knight, Holford Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Knox, Sir Alfred Rothschild, James A. de
Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel Bernard Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy)
Culverwell, Cyril Tom Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Law, Sir Alfred Russell, Hamer Field (Sheffield, B'tslde)
Davison, Sir William Henry Leckie, J. A. Rutherford, Sir John Hugo
Denman, Hon. R. D. Leech, Dr. J. W. Salmon, Major Isidore
Denville, Alfred Lees-Jones, John Sait, Edward W.
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Leigh, Sir John Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Dickie, John P. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart
Donner, P. W. Levy, Thomas Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.
Dower, Captain A. V. G. Liddall, Walter S. Scone, Lord
Drewe, Cedric Lindsay, Noel Ker Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe- Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Duggan, Hubert John Lloyd, Geoffrey Shepperson, Sir Ernest W.
Dunglass, Lord Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd.Gr'n) Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)
Eady, George H. Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Skelton, Archibald Noel
Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Tate, Mavis Constance Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Smith-Carington, Neville W. Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (P'dd'gt'n, S.) Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Somerville, Annesley A (Windsor) Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford) Wills, Wilfrid D.
Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Southby, Commander Archibald R. J. Train, John Womersley, Walter James
Spencer, Captain Richard A. Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir K. Kingsley
Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H. Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Stanley, Hon. O. F. C. (Westmorland) Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey) Worthington, Dr. John V.
Stevenson, James Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Stewart, William J. Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend) Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Stones, James Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Strauss, Edward A. Warrender, Sir Victor A. G. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Strickland, Captain W. F. Watt, Captain George Steven H. Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F. Weymouth, Viscount George Penny.
Sutcliffe, Harold White, Henry Graham
Attlee, Clement Richard Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)
Batey, Joseph Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Maxton, James
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Grundy, Thomas W. Parkinson, John Allen
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton) Price, Gabriel
Buchanan, George Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Thorne, William James
Cape, Thomas Hirst, George Henry Tinker, John Joseph
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Watts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. David
Daggar, George Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawson, John James Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Duncan, Charles (Derby, Claycross) Leonard, William Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Edwards, Charles Logan, David Gilbert Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Lunn, William
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Arthur McEntee, Valentine L. Mr. John and Mr. Groves.