HC Deb 06 April 1933 vol 276 cc1918-23

If the Motion standing in the name of the Prime Minister is carried, will the right hon. Gentleman say how far he intends to go to-night?


The Eleven o'Clock Rule is being suspended as a precautionary measure. As announced yesterday, we hope to conclude the remaining stages of the Russian Goods (Import Prohibition) Bill by 9 or 10 o'clock to-night, and to devote an hour or two to the Committee stage of the Rent and Mortgage Interest Restrictions (Amendment) Bill.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that since he made that statement some controversy, which may lead to a good deal of discussion, as to the scope of the Bill and the length of time it will be in operation has arisen, and that therefore it may be impossible to conclude as early as was expected, and does he really want to sit as late as we did the other evening, which was a very inconvenient hour?


I do not wish to ask the House to sit to an inconvenient hour, but as the situation of business stands we must use all the available time. We hope to conclude the Russian Goods (Import Prohibition) Bill by 9 o'clock to-night, and then to proceed with the Rent Restrictions Bill. We can arrange matters as the time goes on.


In regard to the Rent Restrictions Bill, is the Prime Minister aware that it is not receiving the consideration which it ought to receive, considering that it is of terrible importance to vast numbers of people? To consider the Bill in an hour or two at the end of the day's sitting, as if it were a scrap Measure, is not fair to the

House. Will the right hon. Gentleman not consider that as the Bill is of such great importance he should start it de novo on another day?


I understand that an agreement has been come to that the Rent Restrictions Bill shall be got through by the sitting on Tuesday. I want to facilitate its progress by using every available hour, so that the arrangement can be kept, and I hope that its progress will be facilitated.

Viscountess ASTOR

Is it not practically the same Bill that was considered by the late Government, and are not its provisions well known to all hon. Members?


It is true that originally it was agreed that three days, should be given to the Committee stage of the Bill. If we have Tuesday of next week, that is giving us the three days which were asked for, owing to the fact that many hon. Members wished to discuss Amendments. We hope to get some extra time to-night, but, as I have pointed out, other questions have arisen in regard to the Embargo Bill, which may vitiate the previous arrangement. That is all that I wanted to say.

Motion made, and Question put. That other Government Business have precedence this day of the Business of Supply, and 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, 293; Noes, 44.

Division No. 122.] AYES. [3.33 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Bossom, A. C. Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.)
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Colonel Charles Boulton, W. W. Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham)
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigie M. Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.(Birm., W)
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir William (Armagh) Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N.(Edgbaston)
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K. Boyd-Carpenter, Sir Archibald Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric
Apsley, Lord Briant, Frank Christie, James Archibald
Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton) Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer
Bailey, Eric Alfred George Broadbent, Colonel John Clarke, Frank
Baillie, Sir Adrian W. M. Brocklebank, C. E. R. Clarry, Reginald George
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Brown, Ernest (Leith) Cobb, Sir Cyril
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C.(Berks., Newb'y) Conant, R. J. E.
Balniel, Lord Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Cooke, Douglas
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry
Barton, Capt. Basil Kelsey Burnett, John George Cranborne, Viscount
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Cadogan, Hon. Edward Crooke, J. Smedley
Beaumont, M. W. (Bucks., Aylesbury) Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley) Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle)
Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th, C.) Caporn, Arthur Cecil Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro)
Beit, Sir Alfred L. Castlereagh, Viscount Cross, R. H.
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Castle Stewart, Earl Culverwell, Cyril Tom
Bernays, Robert Cautley, Sir Henry S. Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)
Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City) Davison, Sir William Henry
Blindell, James Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Dawson, Sir Philip
Denman, Hon. R. D. Latham, Sir Herbert Paul Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter)
Denville, Alfred, Law, Sir Alfred Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham-
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F Law, Richard K. (Hull, S. W.) Reid, James S. C. (Stirling)
Donner, P. W, Leckie, J. A., Reid, William Allan (Derby)
Drewe, Cedric Leighton, Major B. E. P. Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Levy, Thomas Ropner, Colonel L.
Dunglass, Lord Liddall, Walter S. Rosbotham, Sir Samuel
Eden, Robert Anthony Lindsay, Noel Ker Ross, Ronald D.
Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe- Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)
Ellis, Sir R. Geoffrey Lloyd, Geoffrey Rothschild, James A. de
Elliston, Captain George Sampson Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd.Gr'n) Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Elmley, Viscount Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (H'ndsw'th) Runge, Norah Cecil
Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Lumley, Captain Lawrence R. Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy)
Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Lyons, Abraham Montagu Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Mabane, William Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Everard, W. Lindsay Mac Andrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr) Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'l)
Falle, Sir Bertram G. McCorquodale, M. S. Salmon, Sir Isidore
Fermoy, Lord MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Seaham) Salt, Edward W.
Fleming, Edward Lascelles Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Foot, Dingle (Dundee) McKie, John Hamilton Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Fox, Sir Gifford Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard
Fuller, Captain A. G. McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.
Ganzoni, Sir John Magnay, Thomas Savery, Samuel Servington
Gillett, Sir George Masterman Maitland, Adam Scone, Lord
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Mander, Geoffrey le M. Selley, Harry R.
Glossop, C. W. H. Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M. Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Gluckstein, Louis Halle Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Glyn, Major Ralph G. C. Marsden, Commander Arthur Shepperson, Sir Ernest W.
Goff, Sir Park Martin, Thomas B. Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)
Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.) Skelton, Archibald Noel
Gower, Sir Robert Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Meller, Richard James Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Mills, Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Grimston, R. V. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Smithers, Waldron
Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Milne, Charles Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Gunston, Captain D. W. Mitcheson, G. G. Soper, Richard
Guy, J. C. Morrison Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.,
Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)
Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orkney & Zetl'nd) Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr) Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)
Hanbury, Cecil Moreing, Adrian C. Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Morris, John Patrick (Salford, N.) Stevenson, James
Harbord, Arthur Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.) Stones, James
Hartington, Marquess of Morris-Jones, Dr. J, H. (Denbigh) Storey, Samuel
Hartland, George A. Moss, Captain H. J. Stourton, Hon. John J.
Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Muirhead, Major A. J. Strauss, Edward A.
Haslam, Sir John (Bolton) Munro, Patrick Strickland, Captain W. F.
Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Nall, Sir Joseph Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Hepworth, Joseph Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) Sutcliffe, Harold
Herbert, Capt. S. (Abbey Division) Nunn, William Templeton, William P.
Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Ormiston, Thomas Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Holdsworth, Herbert Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Hore-Belisha, Leslie Palmer, Francis Noel Thompson, Luke
Hornby, Frank Patrick, Colin M. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Horobin, Ian M. Peake, Captain Osbert Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Horsbrugh, Florence Pearson, William G. Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Howard, Tom Forrest Peat, Charles U. Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Perkins, Walter R. D. Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Petherick, M Wayland, Sir William A.
Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport) Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Wells, Sydney Richard
Hume, Sir George Hopwood Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bliston) Weymouth, Viscount
Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Pickford, Hon. Mary Ada White, Henry Graham
Hurd, Sir Percy Potter, John Whiteside, Borras Noel H.
Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Hutchison, W. D. (Essex, Romf'd) Pownall, Sir Assheton Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H. Procter, Major Henry Adam Wills, Wilfrid D.
Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Purbrick, R. Wise, Alfred R.
James, Wing-Com. A. W. H. Pybus, Percy John Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Janner, Barnett Raikes, Henry V. A. M. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Ramsay, Alexander (W. Bromwich) Worthington, Dr. John V.
Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields) Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Kerr, Hamilton W. Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Kimball, Lawrence Ramsbotham, Herwald
Knight, Holford Rankin, Robert TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Ray, Sir William Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir George Penny.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Rea, Walter Russell
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Daggar, George
Attlee, Clement Richard Buchanan, George Davies, David L. (Pontypridd)
Banfield, John William Cape, Thomas Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)
Batey, Joseph Cocks, Frederick Seymour Edwards, Charles
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Cove, William G. Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Leonard, William Thorne, William James
Groves, Thomas E. Logan, David Gilbert Tinker, John Joseph
Grundy, Thomas W. Lunn, William Waffhead, Richard C.
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton) McEntee, Valentine L. Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Hall, George H. (Me[...] thyr Tydvil) McGovern, John Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Healy, Cahir Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Hirst, George Henry Maxton, James Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Jenkins, Sir William Nathan, Major H. L.
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Parkinson, John Allen TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Kirkwood, David Price, Gabriel Mr. John and Mr. D. Graham.
Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Salter, Dr. Alfred