HC Deb 09 February 1933 vol 274 cc360-5

May I ask the Prime Minister if he will inform the House what business will be taken next week. May I ask him at the same time for what purpose the Motion for suspending the Eleven o'clock Rule is on the Paper?


The Eleven o'clock Rule is being suspended in order to obtain the Second Reading of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Financial Resolution. After the Second Reading, the Bill will be referred to the Scottish Standing Committee.

The business next week will be:

Monday and Tuesday: London Passenger Transport Bill, Report and Third Reading.

Thursday: Consideration of Civil Supplementary Estimates. The Estimates will be made available to Members shortly and the order in which it is proposed to take them in Committee of Supply will be announced early next week.

On any day, should time permit, other Orders will be taken.

Wednesday and Friday are Private Members' days.


May I ask the Prime Minister whether the Government will be able to give time for the Motion on unemployment which is on the Paper in the names of the right hon. Member for Bow and Bromley (Mr. Lansbury), myself and other Member— That this House deplores the entire failure of the Government to deal with the problem of unemployment and its continuance in a course of policy which, by lowering the purchasing power of the masses and restricting the flow of trade, has resulted in an increase of over 400,000 unemployed in twelve months; and this House calls upon the Government to initiate and carry through a far-reaching plan for the utilisation in the interests of the nation of the national resources in land, credit, materials, and man-power which are now lying idle, so as to increase the total production of wealth in the country.


I only noticed the Motion this morning after this programme was made out. We must get the London Traffic Bill—[HON. MEMBERS: "Why? "] Because it is so important. In any event, if it is carried by Tuesday night, I am perfectly willing that Thursday should be given to the Vote of Censure.


May I ask my right hon. Friend whether he proposes to make a practice of continually suspending the Eleven o'clock Rule? Would it not be possible to alter the Sittings of the House instead of keeping us late at night?


My right hon. Friend knows that it is a very old topic whether we should suspend the 2.45 Rule or the Eleven o'clock Rule, that is, either beginning before we do now or ending a little later than we normally do. As a matter of fact, in the great majority of cases this Motion is only passed for precautionary purposes, and that is why I am moving it to-day.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if the Government divide themselves into three parts, they can even then beat us?

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, 286; Noes, 42.

Division No. 35.] AYES. [3.54 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Clarke, Frank
Albery, Irving James Brass, Captain Sir William Clarry, Reginald George
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l, W.) Broadbent, Colonel John Clayton, Dr. George C.
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Brocklebank, C. E. R. Colfox, Major William Philip
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K. Brown, Ernest (Leith) Conant, R. J. E.
Apsley, Lord Brown, Brig.-Gen. H.C. (Berks., Newb'y) Cook, Thomas A.
Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick Wolfe Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry
Atholl, Duchess of Burnett, John George Cranborne, Viscount
Baillie, Sir Adrian W. M. Butler, Richard Austen Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Cadogan, Hon. Edward Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro)
Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J. Caine, G. R. Hall- Crass, R. H.
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley) Crussley, A. C.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Campbell, Vice-Admiral G. (Burnley) Culverwell, Cyril Tom
Beaumont, M. W. (Bucks., Aylesbury) Carver, Major William H. Curry, A. C.
Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th, C.) Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City) Dalkeith, Earl of
Beit, Sir Alfred L. Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)
Bernays, Robert Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Davison, Sir William Henry
Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B. Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Denman, Hon. R. D.
Blindell, James Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Denville, Alfred
Bossom, A. C. Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Dickie, John P.
Boulton, W. W. Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Dormer, P. W.
Doran, Edward Levy, Thomas Ross Taylor, Waiter (Woodbridge)
Drewe, Cedric Lewis, Oswald Rothschild, James A. de
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Liddall, Walter S. Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Duggan, Hubert John Lindsay, Noel Ker Runge, Norah Cecil
Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe- Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy)
Edge, Sir William Llewellin, Major John J. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Elliston, Captain George Sampson Llewellyn-Jones, Frederick Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Elmley, Viscount Lloyd, Geoffrey Salmon, Sir Isidore
Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd.Gr'n) Salt, Edward W.
Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Essenhigh, Reginald Clare Mabane, William Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.) MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C. G.(Partick) Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart
Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr) Savery, Samuel Servington
Everard, W. Lindsay McCorquodale, M. S. Scone, Lord
Fade, Sir Bertram G. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Selley, Harry R.
Fermoy, Lord Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Flint, Abraham John McKeag, William Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Fremantle, Sir Francis McKie, John Hamilton Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)
Ganzoni, Sir John Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton Skelton, Archibald Noel
Glossop, C. W. H. McLean, Major Sir Alan Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Goff, Sir Park McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Maitland, Adam Smithers, Waldron
Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest Somervell, Donald Bradley
Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John Mander, Geoffrey le M. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Grimston, R. V. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Soper, Richard
Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Marsden, Commander Arthur Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E.
Gunston, Captain D. W. Martin, Thomas B. Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Guy, J. C. Morrison Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.) Spencer, Captain Richard A.
Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Mason, Col. Glyn K. (Croydon, N.) Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)
Hales, Harold K. Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)
Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon) Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orkney & Ztl'nd) Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Stevenson, James
Hanley, Dennis A. Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale Stewart, J. H. (Fife, E.)
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Harbord, Arthur Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr) Strauss, Edward A.
Harris. Sir Percy Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Hartland, George A. Morris, John Patrick (Salford, N.) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Moss, Captain H. J. Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Muirhead, Major A. J. Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Munro, Patrick Thompson, Luke
Hepworth, Joseph Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Newton, Sir Douglas George C. Todd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Holdsworth, Herbert Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Hore-Belisha, Lesile Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) Train, John
Hornby, Frank Normand, Wilfrid Guild Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Horobin, Ian M. North, Captain Edward T. Turton, Robert Hugh
Horsbrugh, Florence Nunn, William Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Howard, Tom Forrest Palmer, Francis Noel Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Patrick, Colin M. Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Pearson, William G. Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport) Perkins, Walter R. D. Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Hunter. Capt. M. J. (Brigg) Petherick, M. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Hurd, Sir Percy Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bilston) Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour.
Hutchison, W. D. (Essex, Romf'd) Pickford, Hon. Mary Ada Wells, Sydney Richard
Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Weymouth, Viscount
Jamieson, Douglas Pownall, Sir Assheton Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Janner, Barnett Procter, Major Henry Adam Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Raikes, Henry V. A. M. Wills, Wilfrid D.
Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields) Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Kerr, Hamilton W. Ramsden, Sir Eugene Wise, Alfred R.
Kirkpatrick, William M. Rathbone, Eleanor Womersley, Walter James
Knatchbull, Captain Hon. M. H. R. Ray, Sir William Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Knight, Holford Rea, Walter Russell Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Knox, Sir Alfred Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter) Worthington, Dr. John V.
Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham- Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Reid, James S. C. (Stirling) Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Latham, Sir Herbert Paul Reid, William Allan (Derby)
Law, Richard K. (Hull, S.W.) Remer, John R. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Leckie, J. A. Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Lees-Jones, John Robinson, John Roland Victor Warrender.
Leighton, Major B. E. P. Ropner, Colonel L.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Daggar, George Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil)
Attlee, Clement Richard Davies, David L. (Pontypridd) Hicks, Ernest George
Banfield, John William Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Hirst, George Henry
Batey, Joseph Edwards, Charles Jenkins, Sir William
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) John, William
Buchanan, George George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)
Cape, Thomas Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Kirkwood, David
Cove, William G. Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Lawson, John James
Cripps, Sir Stafford Grundy, Thomas W. Leonard, William
Logan, David Gilbert Nathan, Major H. L. Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Lunn, William Parkinson, John Allen Williams, Or. John H. (Llanelly)
McEntee, Valentine L. Price, Gabriel Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
McGovern, John Thorne, William James
Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan) Tinker, John Joseph TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Maxton, James Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah Mr. G. Macdonald and Mr. Groves.