HC Deb 14 March 1932 vol 263 cc27-9

Will the Prime Minister tell us what are the Government's intentions with regard to business to-night? Why do they want the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule?


The proposal to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule is purely precautionary. There are certain bits of business that we must have to-

day. We must have the Third Reading of the Financial Emergency Enactments (Continuance) Bill, and also the Committee stage of the Money Resolution for the Tanganyika and British Honduras Loans. If there is time before Half-past Seven, or in the event of the Debate on the Second Reading of the Private Bill being disposed of before Eleven o'Clock, the Government will proceed with the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, Committee; the Dangerous Drugs Bill, Second Reading; the Report stage of the Money Resolution for the Destructive Imported Animals Bill; and the Committee stage of that Bill. These Measures have passed their preceding stages with practically no discussion, and we think it reasonable to ask for the stages on the Paper tonight, but it is not intended to have an inordinately late sitting.

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, 224; Noes, 25.

Division No. 103.] AYES. [3.26 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Gunston, Captain D. W.
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.
Albery, Irving James Cross, R. H. Hales, Harold K.
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nhd.) Crossley, A. C. Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil) Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orkney & Ztl'nd)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Dawson, Sir Philip Hanley, Dennis A.
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Denman, Hon. R. D. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'th, C.) Denville, Alfred Harris, Sir Percy
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Hartland, George A.
Bernays, Robert Dickie, John P. Haslam, Sir John (Bolton)
Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B. Donner, P. W. Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M.
Boothby, Robert John Graham Doran, Edward Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.
Bossom, A. C. Drewe, Cedric Hillman, Dr. George B.
Boulton, W. W. Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton Duggan, Hubert John Hope, Capt. Arthur O. J. (Aston)
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Hore-Belisha, Leslie
Boyd-Carpenter, Sir Archibald Eden, Robert Anthony Hornby, Frank
Broadbent, Colonel John Edmondson, Major A. J. Horsbrugh, Florence
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. Howitt, Dr. Alfred B.
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Elliston, Captain George Sampson Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C.(Berks., Newb'y) Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Hurd, Percy A.
Burnett, John George Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Hurst, Sir Gerald B.
Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley) Essenhigh, Reginald Clare Hutchison, W. D. (Essex, Romf'd)
Campbell-Johnston, Malcolm Falle, Sir Bertram G. Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)
Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City) Fermoy, Lord Jackson, J. C. (Heywood & Radcliffe)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Fleming, Edward Lascelles James, Wing.-Com. A. W. H.
Chalmers, John Rutherford Ganzoni, Sir John Joel, Dudley J. Barnato
Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Gillett, Sir George Masterman Johnston, J. W. (Clackmannan)
Chotzner, Alfred James Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields)
Clarke, Frank Glyn, Major Ralph G. C. Ker, J. Campbell
Clarry, Reginald George Goff, Sir Park Knatchbull, Captain Hon. M. H. R.
Colville, John Goldie, Noel B. Knight, Holford
Conant, R. J. E. Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Knox, Sir Alfred
Cooke, Douglas Gower, Sir Robert Lambert, Rt. Hon. George
Cooper, A. Duff Granville, Edgar Latham, Sir Herbert Paul
Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro', W.) Law, Richard K. (Hull, S.W.)
Craven-Ellis, William Grimston, R. V. Lees-Jones, John
Crooke, J. Smedley Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Levy, Thomas Peto, Sir Basil E.(Devon, Barnstaple) Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Lindsay, Noel Ker Pike, Cecil F. Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)
Lloyd, Geoffrey Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)
Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd. Gr'n) Purbrick, R. Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Pybus, Percy John Stones, James
Lumley, Captain Lawrence R. Raikes, Henry V. A. M. Strauss, Edward A.
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Strickland, Captain W. F.
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Rawson, Sir Cooper Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
McKie, John Hamilton Rea, Walter Russell Tate, Mavis Constance
Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton Reid, David D. (County Down) Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (P'dd'gt'n, S.)
McLean, Major Alan Reynolds, Col. Sir James Philip Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I. Rosbotham, S. T. Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Macquisten, Frederick Alexander Ross, Ronald D. Thompson, Luke
Maitland, Adam Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M Runge, Norah Cecil Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Margesson, Capt. Henry David R. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Marjoribanks, Edward Salt, Edward W. Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Marsden, Commander Arthur Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham) Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.) Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen) Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Millar, Sir James Duncan Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard Weymouth, Viscount
Mills, Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.) Savery, Samuel Servington White, Henry Graham
Milne, John Sydney Wardlaw Scone, Lord Whiteside, Borras Noel H.
Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chisw'k) Shakespeare, Geoffrey H. Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Morris, John Patrick (Salford, N.) Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell) Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.) Simmonds, Oliver Edwin Wills, Wilfrid D.
Muirhead, Major A. J. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Munro, Patrick Skelton, Archibald Noel Womersley, Walter James
Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Smiles, Lieut.-Col. Sir Walter D. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Smith, R. W. (Ab'rd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
North, Captain Edward T. Smith-Carington, Neville W. Worthington, Dr. John V.
Nunn, William Smithers, Waldron Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Somerset, Thomas
Patrick, Colin M. Somervell, Donald Bradley TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Peake, Captain Osbert Somerville, Annesley A (Windsor) Sir George Penny and Sir Victor
Peat, Charles U. Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E. Warrender.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Hirst, George Henry Thorne, William James
Attlee, Clement Richard Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Tinker, John Joseph
Batey, Joseph Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Watts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. David
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Lawson, John James Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Daggar, George Logan, David Gilbert Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lunn, William
Edwards, Charles McEntee, Valentine L. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Parkinson, John Allen Mr. Groves and Mr. Gordon
Grundy, Thomas W. Price, Gabriel Macdonald.
Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton) Salter, Dr. Alfred

Bill read a Second time, and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.