HC Deb 07 December 1933 vol 283 cc1831-5

May I ask the Prime Minister what will be the course of business next week, and why he is proposing the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule to-night?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The business for next week will be as follows:

Monday: Committee stage of the Unemployment Money Resolution.

Tuesday: Second Reading of the Newfoundland Bill, and, if there is time, the Committee stage of the Agricultural Marketing Bill; Motion to approve the Potato Marketing Scheme made under the Agricultural Marketing Acts.

Wednesday: Private Members' Motions.

Thursday: The business for Thursday will be announced later.

Friday: Private Members' Bills.

On any day, if there is time, other Orders may be taken.

As regards the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule" which I am about to move, the Government desire to obtain the Committee stage of the Newfoundland Money Resolution, the Second Reading of the Agricultural Marketing Bill, and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution. The suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule is precautionary; the Government do not anticipate an unduly late sitting.


May I point out that there is no provision for the Report stage of the Newfoundland Money Resolution?


We were hoping to get that to morrow, in order to facilitate the publication of the Bill. That is by agreement. The Bill, as the House knows, cannot be published until these preliminary proceedings have been completed.


May I ask what exactly the Prime Minister means when he says that he hopes to get the Report stage to-morrow? He does not propose to take any of the private Members' time?


It is by agreement.


What is by agreement?


By consent.


Of the House?


Yes; not by taking private Members' time.


I was going to raise that point with the Prime Minister. Would it not be possible to turn the business round, and take the Newfoundland Bill on Thursday? That would enable the House to consider the Report stage of the Money Resolution on a day not devoted to private Members. We do not know whether or not we should like to discuss further the proposals embodied in the Money Resolution. We cannot discuss it after four o'clock to-morrow. If we could take it on another night, it would meet the ordinary custom of the House without breaking into private Members' time.


The right hon. Gentleman has given me no notice of this, and at the moment it is difficult to visualise the course of business. I sympathise with his objection and, if he will communicate through the usual channels during the day, we shall be perfectly willing to make the arrangement which will suit all Members best.

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, 253; Noes, 34.

Division No. 11.] AYES. [3.42 P.m.
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Crossley, A. C. Howitt, Dr. Alfred B.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel Bernard Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Culverwell, Cyril Tom Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport)
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Curry, A. C. Hurd, Sir Percy
Albery, Irving James Davison, Sir William Henry Hurst, Sir Gerald B.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Denman, Hon. R. D. Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Denville, Alfred Jackson, J. C. (Heywood & Radcliffe)
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K. Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Janner, Barnett
Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton) Drewe, Cedric Jesson, Major Thomas E.
Baillie, Sir Adrian W. M. Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Johnston, J. W. (Clackmannan)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Jones, Sir G. W. H. (Stoke New'gton)
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Eden, Robert Anthony Ker, J. Campbell
Balniel, Lord Edmondson, Major A. J. Knight, Holford
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter Knox, Sir Alfred
Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th,C.) Elmley, Viscount Law, Sir Alfred
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Emrys-Evans, P. V. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B. Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Lennox-Boyd, A. T.
Blindell, James Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Levy, Thomas
Bossom, A. C. Essenhigh, Reginald Clare Lewis, Oswald
Boulton, W. W. Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.) Lindsay, Kenneth Martin (Kilm'rnock)
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Falle, Sir Bertram G. Llewellin, Major John J.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Fielden, Edward Brocklehurst Lloyd, Geoffrey
Braithwaite, J. G. (Hillsborough) Fleming, Edward Lascelles Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.)
Brass, Captain Sir William Foot, Dingle (Dundee) Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander
Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Lumley, Captain Lawrence R.
Broadbent, Colonel John Fraser, Captain Ian Mabane, William
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Fuller, Captain A. G. MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C. G.(Partick)
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Glossop, C. W. H. McConnell, Sir Joseph
Browne, Captain A. C. Glyn, Major Ralph G. C. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)
Buchan, John Goff, Sir Park MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Goldie, Noel B. Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)
Burghley, Lord Goodman, Colonel Albert W. McEwen, Captain J. H. F.
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Gower, Sir Robert McKie, John Hamilton
Burnett, John George Graham, Sir F. Fergus (C'mb'rl'd, N.) McLean, Major Sir Alan
Cadogan, Hon. Edward Graves, Marjorie McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)
Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Macpherson, Rt. Hon. Sir Ian
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Grigg, Sir Edward Maitland, Adam
Carver, Major William H. Grimston, R. V. Mander, Geoffrey le M.
Castlereagh, Viscount Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Guy, J. C. Morrison Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.)
Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon) Mason, Col. Glyn K. (Croydon, N.)
Clayton, Sir Christopher Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orkney & Zetl'nd) Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)
Colfox, Major William Philip Harris, Sir Percy Milne, Charles
Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey Hartington, Marquess of Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale
Colville, Lieut.-Colonel J. Hartland, George A. Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres
Conant, R. J. E. Harvey, George (Lambeth, Kenn'gt'n) Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr)
Cook, Thomas A. Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.)
Cooke, Douglas Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Cooper, A. Duff Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Muirhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J.
Crooke, J. Smedley Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Munro, Patrick
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Holdsworth, Herbert Nall, Sir Joseph
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Hore-Belisha, Leslie Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)
Cross, R. H. Horobin, Ian M. Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld)
Nunn, William Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge) Tate, Mavis Constance
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A. Thomas, Fit Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Palmer, Francis Noel Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Peaks, Captain Osbert Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy) Todd, A. L. S. (Kingswinford)
Peat, Charles U. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Train, John
Perkins, Walter R. D. Russell,Hamer Field (Sheffield,B'tside) Tree, Ronald
Petherick, M. Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury) Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Polo, Geoffrey K.(W'verh'pt'n,Bilston) Salmon, Sir Isidore Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Pickford, Hon. Mary Ada Salt, Edward W. Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S.
Pike, Cecil F. Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham) Wedderbunn, Henry James Scrymgeour
Potter, John Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Wells, Sydney Richard
Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Scone, Lord White, Henry Graham
Pownall, Sir Assheton Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell) Whiteside, Borras Noel H.
Procter, Major Henry Adam Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness) Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Pybus, Percy John Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam) Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) Wills, Wilfrid D.
Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Smithers, Waldron Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertf'd)
Ramsbotham, Herwald Somervell, Sir Donald Wilson, Clyde T. (West Toxteth)
Rathbone, Eleanor Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor) Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Rea, Walter Russell Somerville, D. G. (Willesden, East) Windsor-Clive, Lieut-Colonel George
Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter) Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E. Winterton, Rt. Hon, Earl
Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham- Southby, Commander Archibald R. J. Womersley, Walter James
Reid, David D. (County Down) Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Reid, William Allan (Derby) Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde) Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Rickards, George William Stewart, J. H. (Fife E.)
Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall) Stourton, Hon. John J. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Robinson, John Roland Strauss, Edward A. Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Rosbotham, Sir Thomas Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F. George Penny.
Ross, Ronald D. Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Attlee, Clement Richard Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Nathan, Major H. L.
Batey, Joseph Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Owen, Major Goronwy
Cape, Thomas Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Parkinson, John Allen
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Lawson, John James Price, Gabriel
Grippe, Sir Stafford Llewellyn-Jones, Frederick Smith, Tom (Normanton)
Dagger, George Lunn, William Tinker, John Joseph
Davies, David L. (Pontypridd) Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Wedgwood, Rt Hon. Josiah
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) McEntee, Valentine L. Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Edwards, Charles McGovern, John Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Grundy, Thomas W. Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Williams, Thomas (York., Don Valley)
Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Mainwaring, William Henry
John, William Maxton, James TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Mr. D. Graham and Mr. T. Groves.