HC Deb 11 December 1933 vol 284 cc29-33

May I ask the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of the Government to take any other business beyond the Unemployment [Money] Resolution to-day?


I am sure that neither the hon. Gentleman nor the House will misunderstand me when I say that I regret that there has been a change in leadership, and that we hope that the Leader of the Opposition will be very speedily restored to health. With regard to business to-day, the Government propose to take the Notice of Motion, that is, the Financial Resolution on the Unemployment Bill, and Item I

in the Orders of the Day, the "Agricultural Marketing (Money);—Report thereon."


In thanking the right hon. Gentleman for his reference to my right hon. Friend, whom we all hope to have back with us soon, may I ask him whether he proposes that the House should sit very late in the event of the Motion to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule being carried. Would not the taking of the other item after the Unemployment [Money] Resolution mean a very late sitting?


I do not anticipate a late sitting. The only reason why the extra item has been put down is that we have come to a time in the Session when work rather accumulates, and there is a block. These things must be done before we adjourn for the Christmas Recess.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us why the first item of business must be taken before the Christmas Recess? He says that we have come to a part of the Session when business is blocked, The Session is only three weeks old, and this is, I think, the third time we have been asked to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule. What is the congestion of business?


We do not wish to enter into the Committee stage of the Bill, but we want the way to be clear for business regarding the Bill as soon as the House resumes, and we must have the Money Resolution now. I understand that there was practically no discussion on Committee stage, and we assumed that, to all intents and purposes, it would be non-contentious on the Report stage. It helps to keep business steadily moving along.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings in Committee on Unemployment [Money] 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, 251; Noes, 33.

Division No. 17.] AYES. [3.36 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Ballile, Sir Adrian W. M. Bernays, Robert
Albery, Irving James Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B.
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd) Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman
Aske, Sir Robert William Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Blindell, James
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Borodals, Viscount
Atholl, Duchess of Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'th, C.) Bottom, A. C.
Boulton, W. W. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Rea, Walter Russell
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Harris, Sir Percy Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter)
Briant, Frank Hartland, George A. Reld, Capt. A. Cunningham.
Broadbent, Colonel John Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Reld, David D. (County Down)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Haslam, Sir John (Bolton) Reld, James S. C. (Stirling)
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U.
Browne, Captain A. C. Henderson. Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Rickards, George William
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Holdsworth, Herbert Robinson. John Roland
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Hope, Capt. Hon. A. O. J. (Aston) Ropner, Colonel L.
Burnett, John George Hore-Bellsha, Leslis Rosbotham, Sir Thomas
Butler, Richard Austen Hornby, Frank Ross, Ronald D.
Caine. G. R. Hall. Horsbrugh, Florence Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)
Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A.
Campbell-Johnston, Malcolm Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Runge, Norah Cecil
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Hurd, Sir Percy Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Castlereagh, Viscount Hurst. Sir Gerald, B. Russell Hamer Field (Sheffield, B'tslde)
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Iveagh, Countess of Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'I)
Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Salt, Edward W.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) James, Wing.-Com. A. W. H. Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Samuel, Rt Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Chapman, Col, R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West) Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart
Choriton, Alan Ernest Leofric Ker, J. Campbell Scone, Lord
Christie, James Archibald Kerr, Hamilton W. Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Clarke, Frank Knox, Sir Alfred Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Clarry, Reginald George Lamb, Sir Joseph Qulnton Simmonds, Oliver Edwin
Clayton, Sir Christopher Law, Richard K. (Hull, S. W.) Skelton, Archibald Noel
Cochrane, Commander Hon, A. D. Leckle, J. A. Smith, R. W. (Ab'rd'n & Klnc'dine, C.)
Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey Lees-Jones, John Smithers. Waldron
Colville, Lieut-Colonel J. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Cooke, Douglas Levy, Thomas Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E.
Cooper, A. Duff Lewis, Oswald Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Copeland, Ida Lindsay, Kenneth Martin (Kilm'rnock) Spears, Brigadier-General Edward L.
Crooke, J. Smedley Lindsay, Noel Ker Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Galnsb'ro) Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd. G'n) Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)
Crossley, A. C. Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (H'ndsw'th) Stevenson, James
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil) Loder, Captain J. de Vere Stewart, J. H. (File, E.)
Davison, Sir William Henry MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C.G. (Partick) Stones, James
Denman, Hon. R. D. Mac Andrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr) Storey, Samuel
Donner, P. W. MacDonald. Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Stourton, Hon. John J.
Doran, Edward McEwen, Captain J. H. F. Strauss, Edward A.
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel McKie, John Hamilton Strickland, Captain W. F.
Duggan, Hubert John Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington. N.) McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter Macpherson. Rt. Hon. Sir Ian Sutcilffe, Harold
Eillston, Captain George Sampson Magnay, Thomas Tate, Mavis Constance
Elmley, Viscount Maitland, Adam Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (Pd'gt'n, S.)
Emmott. Charles E. G. C. Makins. Brigadier-General Ernest Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Emrys-Evans, P. V. Manningham-Buller. Lt.-Col. Sir M. Thomas, James P. L, (Hereford)
Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Thompson, Luke
Erskine. Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Marsden, Commander Arthur Thorp, Linton Theodore
Erskine-Boist, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Todd, A. L. S. (Kingswlnford)
Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.) Meller, Sir Richard James Touche. Gordon Cosmo
Evans, David Owen (Cardigan) Mills. Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.) Train, John
Falle, Sir Bertram G. Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chisw'k) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Fielden, Edward Brocklehurst Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Wallace. Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Fleming, Edward Lascelles Molson, A. Huqh Eisdale Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Flint, Abraham John Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Foot, Dingle (Dundee) Moure. Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr) Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Fox, Sir Gifford Moreing, Adrian C. Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S.
Fraser. Captain Ian Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Fremantle. Sir Francis Morrison, William Shephard Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Fuller. Captain A. G. Muirhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J. Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Ganzonl, Sir John Monro. Patrick Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour.
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Nail-Cain, Hon. Ronald Weymouth, Viscount
Gluckstein, Louis Halle Nation. Brigadier-General J. J. H. Whyte, Jardine Bell
Glyn, Major Ralph G. C. Nicholson. Godfrey (Morpeth) Williams. Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Goldie, Noel B. Nunn, William Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Patrick, Colin M. Wills, Wilfrid D.
Graves, Marjorie Pearson. William G. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertf'd)
Grigg, Sir Edward Perkins. Walter R. D. Wilson. Clyde T. (West Toxteth)
Grimston, R. V. Pike. Cecil F. Wise, Alfred R.
Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Powell. Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Womersley, Walter James
Gunston, Captain D. W. Procter, Major Henry Adam Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Guy, J. C. Morrison Pybus, Percy John Wood. Sir Murdoch McKenzle (Banff)
Hackinq, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Raikes, Henry V. A. M. Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Hall, Capt. w. D'Arcy (Brecon) Ramsay, Alexander (W. Bromwich)
Hamilton. Sir R. W. (Orkney & Zetl'nd) Ramsay. T. B. W. (Western Isles) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hammersley, Samuel S. Rankin, Robert Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Hanbury, Cecil Rathbone, Eleanor George Penny.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Daggar, George
Attlee. Clement Richard Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Davies, David L. (Pontypridd)
Banfield, John William Cove, William G. Edwards, Charles
Batey, Joseph Cripps, Sir Stafford George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke)
George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea) Logan, David Gilbert Tinker, John Joseph
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Lunn. William Wallhead, Richard C.
Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) McEntee, Valentine L. Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Grundy. Thomas W. Maxton, James Williams, Dr. John H. (Lianelly)
Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Milner, Major James Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Hicks, Ernest Georgs Price, Gabriel
John, William Smith, Tom (Normanton) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Lawson, John James Thorne, William James Mr. Groves and Mr. G. Macdonald.