HC Deb 13 July 1933 vol 280 cc1247-51

May I ask the Lord President of the Council what will be the business for next week; and also what business he intends to endeavour to get through to-night, if the Motion on the Paper is carried?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)

To use the right hon. Gentleman's word, we shall endeavour to get the first five Orders to-night.

The business for next week will be:

Monday; Supply Committee, 18th Allotted Day—India Office Vote.

Tuesday: Remaining stages of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Bill, Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Amendment Bill [Lords], Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, Administration of Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill [Lords], and Service of Process (Justices) Bill; Second. Reading of the Isle of Man (Customs) Bill; Report stage, Navy, Army and Air Expenditure, 1931.

Wednesday and Thursday: Report stage of the Road and Rail Traffic Bill.

Friday: Road and Rail Traffic Bill, Third Reading.

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


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, although the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill deals with what appears to be a very small point, it is a highly contentious matter, and may take some time; and, in these circumstances, will he not exclude it if we get pinched for time to-night? The point which that Bill covers is a. very highly contentious one, and we shall want to oppose it with all the strength that we can put into the opposition.


I must acknowledge the right hon. Gentleman's courtesy in advising me of that. I think, however, we must wait until we get to that point and make our plans when we can see better what the position is.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the fact that we are getting close to the end of the Session, and do not want to get into bad habits by sitting very late on these nice, pleasant evenings?


Could the right hon. Gentleman give us any indication as to when the Government propose to take the Lords Amendments to the Agricultural Marketing Bill?


Those are included in the Orders which we hope to get to-day.


Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any idea whether we are going to adjourn when the House rises, or to prorogue; and when we shall re-assemble?


I hope to be able to say something more definite about the reassembly of the House before we separate, but it will be an adjournment, and not a prorogation.


The right hon. Gentleman has said that Monday will be the 18th allotted Supply day. That only leaves two days more. Will an opportunity be provided to discuss the Dominions Office before the allotted days have expired?


I cannot answer that question positively at the moment, but I understand that the Dominions Office Vote has been asked for on one of the two remaining days.


Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to make any state-

Division No. 263] AYES. [3.39 p.m.
Acland, Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Cook, Thomas A. Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Cooke, Douglas Grigg, Sir Edward
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Cooper, A. Duff Grimston, R. V.
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigle M. Copeland, Ida Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E.
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd.) Cowan, D. M. Guy, J. C. Morrison
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainab'ro) Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon)
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K. Crossley, A. C. Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)
Baillie, Sir Adrian W. Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel Bernard Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orknsy & Zetl'nd)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil) Hanbury, Cecil
Bateman, A. L. Davison, Sir William Henry Hanley, Dennis A.
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Denman, Hon. R. D. Hannon, Patrick Joseph
Belt, Sir Alfred L. Dixon, Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Harbord, Arthur
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Donner, P. W. Harris, Sir Percy
Bernays, Robert Doran, Edward Hartington, Marquess of
Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B. Drewe, Cedric Harvey, George (Lambeth, Kenningt'n)
Bird, Sir Robert B. (Wolverh'pton W.) Duggan, Hubert John Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M.
Blaker, Sir Reginald Dunglass, Lord Hellgers, Captain F. F. A.
Blindell, James Eden, Robert Anthony Holdsworth, Herbert
Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Talton Edmondson, Major A. J. Hore-Belisha, Leslie
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. Hornby, Frank
Brass, Captain Sir William Ellis, Sir R. Geoffrey Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S.
Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Horabrugh, Florence
Broadbent, Colonel John Emrys-Evans, P. V. Howard, Tom Forrest
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Hudson, Capt. A. U. M.(Hackney, N.)
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) Hume, Sir George Hopwood
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Erskine-Boist, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries)
Buchan, John Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.) Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) Hurd, Sir Percy
Burghley, Lord Falle, Sir Bertram G. Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Flelden, Edward Brocklehurst James, Wing-Com. A. W. H.
Burnett, John George Fleming, Edward Lascelles Jesson, Major Thomas E.
Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Flint, Abraham John Joel, Dudley J. Barnato
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Fox, Sir Gifford Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Fraser, Captain Ian Kerr, Hamilton W.
Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Fremantle, Sir Francis Knight, Holford
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. Sir J.A. (Birm., W) Fuller, Captain A. G. Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Ganzoni, Sir John Lambert, Rt. Hon. George
Christie, James Archibald Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton Law, Sir Alfred
Clarry, Reginald George Gluckstein, Louis Halle Law, Richard K. (Hull, S.W.)
Clydesdale, Marquess of Goff, Sir Park Leckie, J. A.
Cobb, Sir Cyril Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Lees-Jones, John
Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Gower, Sir Robert Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Colville, Lieut.-Colonel J. Graham, Sir F. Fergus (C'mb'rl'd, N.) Levy, Thomas
Conant, R. J. E. Graves, Marjorie Lindsay, Noel Ker

ment, before the House adjourns, on the question of the Cunarder on the Clyde? I do not know whether he has seen the statement in the Press to-day. Would it not be possible for the Government to make some authoritative statement, rather than leave the information to be obtained from the public Press, in view of the terrible anxiety which prevails among large numbers of poor people who are considerably concerned?


At the moment I can only suggest that the hon. Member should put a question down; I am afraid I have no information at hand at the moment.

Motion made, and Question put, That other Government Business have predecence 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)."—[Mr. Baldwin.]

The House divided: Ayes, 250; Noes, 36.

Llewellin, Major John J. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E.
Lloyd, Geoffrey Peto, Geoffrey K.(W'verh'pt'n, Bilston) Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G.(Wd. Gr'n) Pike, Cecil F. Spencer. Captain Richard A.
Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Potter, John Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.
Lymington, Viscount Pownall, Sir Assheton Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)
Mebane, William Pybus, Percy John Stewart, J. H. (Fife, E.)
MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C. G.(Partick) Palkes, Henry V. A. M. Strauss, Eduard A.
McConnell, Sir Joseph Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
McCorquodale, M. S. Ramsbotham, Herwald Sutcliffe, Harold
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Ramsden, Sir Eugene Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
McKie, John Hamilton Rankin. Robert Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton Ratcliffe, Arthur Todd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
McLean, Major Sir Alan Rawson, Sir Cooper Touche, Gordon Cosmo
McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Ray, Sir William Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Maitland, Adam Rea, Walter Russell Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M. Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter) Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham Ward. Irene Mary Bewlek (Wallsend)
Marsden, Commander Arthur Reid, William Allan (Derby) Wardlaw-Mline, Sir John S
Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.) Rentoul, Sir Gervais S. Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Mills. Major J. D. (New Forest) Rosbotham, Sir Thomas Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Milne, Charles Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge) Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour.
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Runge, Norah Cecil Weymouth, Viscount
Morris, John Patrick (Salford, N.) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Whyte, Jardine Bell
Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.) Rutherford, John (Edmonton) Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Salmon, Sir Isidore Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Morrison, William Shephard Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham) Wills, Wilfrid D.
Moss, Captain H. J. Samuel. Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen) Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertf'd)
Muirhead, Major A. J. Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Munro, Patrick Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D. Wise, Alfred R.
Murray-Phillpson, Hylton Ralph Scone, Lord Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell) Womersley, Walter James
Newton, Sir Douglas George C. Shute, Colonel J. J. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'oaks)
North, Edward T. Skelton, Archibald Noel Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Patrick. Colin M. Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Pearson, William G. Smith, R. W.(Ab'rd'n & Kinc'dine, C.) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Peat, Charles U. Smith-Carington, Neville W. Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Perkins, Walter R. D. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor) George Penny.
Petherick, M. Soper, Richard
Attlee, Clement Richard Groves, Thomas E. Mainwaring, William Henry
Banfield, John William Grundy, Thomas W. Maxton, James
Batey, Joseph Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Parkinson, John Allen
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Hirst, George Henry Salter, Dr. Alfred
Buchanan, George Jenkins, Sir William Smith, Tom (Normanton)
Cripps. Sir Stafford Kirkwood, David Thorne, William James
Daggar, George Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Tinker, John Joseph
Davies, David L. (Pontypridd) Lawson, John James Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Leonard, William Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Edwards, Charles Logan, David Gilbert Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Lunn, William
George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea) McEntee, Valentine L. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Mr. John and Mr. G. Macdonald.