HC Deb 06 March 1933 vol 275 cc823-7

I should like to know how far the Prime Minister proposes to go with the business down for to-day?


May I also ask whether the Government are aware that it is important that the Doncaster Drainage Bill should be passed as soon as possible?


We want to get the first three Orders on the Paper —Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill, the Doncaster Area Drainage Bill, and the Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Bill. There are also other Orders on the Paper, Nos. 4 and 5—Evidence (Foreign, Dominion and Colonial Documents) Bill, Assurance Companies (Winding Up) Bill —which it is understood are not contentious. There is no intention of keeping the House unduly late. The Government hope to obtain the remaining stages of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill, and will make as much progress as possible with the other Orders on the Paper to which I have referred. I hope that it will be possible to deal with the Doncaster Area Drainage Bill to-day, because, as the House is aware, there is further serious flooding in that district.


In regard to the business announced by the Prime Minister, of course, so far as we are concerned, we shall do everything possible to help the Doncaster Area Drainage Bill through, but, as regards the Assurance Companies (Winding Up) Bill, we have not had an opportunity of really looking at that Bill, and we are not sure, therefore, what our attitude will be.


If there is any objection to proceeding with that Bill, it certainly will not be proceeded with.

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, 260; Noes, 31.

Division No. 66.] AYES. [4.2 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Brass, Captain Sir William
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. p. G. Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsna'th,C.) Briscoe, Capt. Richard George
Albery, Irving James Belt, Sir Alfred L. Broadbent, Colonel John
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Brocklebank, C. E. R.
Aske, Sir Robert William Bernays, Robert Brown,Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks.,Newb'y)
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Birchall, Major Sir Jobs Dearman Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.
Atholl, Duchess of Blindell, James Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Bottom, A. C. Burnett, John George
Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J. Boulton, W. W. Butler, Richard Austen
Balntel, Lord Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton Cadegan, Hon. Edward
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Bowyar, Capt. Sir George E. W. Calne, G. R. Hall-
Barrle, Sir Charles Coupar Boyd-Carpenter, sir Archibald Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley)
Castlereagh, Viscount Herbert, Capt. S. (Abbey Division) Procter, Major Henry Adam
Castle Stewart, Earl Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Raikes, Henry V, A. M.
Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City) Holdsworth, Herbert Ramsay. T. B. W. (Western Isles)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Hope, Capt. Hon. A. O. J. (Aston) Ramsbotham, Herwald
Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Hornby, Frank Rathbone, Eleanor
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Horobln, Ian M. Rea Walter Russell
Chapman, Col. R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Horsbrugh, Florence Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham-
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Remer, John R.
Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Ropner, Colonel L.
Clarke, Frank Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Rosbotham, Sir Samuel
Cobb, Sir Cyril Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg) Rothschild, James A. de
Colfox, Major William Philip Hurd, Sir Percy Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Colville, Lieut.-Colonel J. Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Runge, Norah Cecil
Conant, R. J. E. Hutchison, W. D. (Essex, Romf'd) Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Cook, Thomas A. Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Russell, Richard John (Eddlsbury)
Cooke, Douglas Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Rutherford, John (Edmonton)
Cooper, A. Duff Ker, J. Campbell Salmon, Sir Isldore
Courtauld, Major John Sewell Kerr, Hamilton W. Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Courthope, Colonel Sir George L. Kirkpatrick, William M. Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry Knight, Holford Sandeman. Sir A. N. Stewart
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Knox, Sir Alfred Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard
Crooke, J. Smedley Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Savery, Samuel Servington
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Crossley. A. C. Latham, Sir Herbert Paul Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovll) Law, Richard K. (Hull, S.W.) Shaw, Captain William T. (Forfar)
Davison, Sir William Henry Leech, Dr. J. W. Simmonds, Oliver Edwin
Danman. Hon. R. D. Lees-Jones, John Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A.(C'thness)
Dickle, John P. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. Skelton, Archibald Noel
Donner, P. W. Levy, Thomas Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Duckworth, George A. V. Lewis, Oswald Smith, Sir Jonah W. (Barrow-In-F.)
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Liddall, Walter S. Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine,C.)
Duggan, Hubert John Lindsay, Noel Ker Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunllffe- Smithers, Waldron
Dunglass, Lord Lloyd, Geoffrey Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Elliot, Major Rt. Hon. Walter E. Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E.
Elliston, Captain George Sampson Lumley, Captain Lawrence R. Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Eimley, Viscount Mabane, William Spears, Brigadier-General Edward L.
Emrys-Evans, P. V. MacAndrcw, Capt. J. o. (Ayr) Spencer, Captain Richard A.
Entwistle, Cyril Fullard MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Stanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)
Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare) MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw) Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Exsenhigh, Reginald Clare Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Stourton, Hon. John J.
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.) McKie, John Hamilton Strauss, Edward A.
Everard, W. Lindsay Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton Stuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Fermoy, Lord McLean, Major Sir Alan Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Fleming, Edward Lascelles Macmillan, Maurice Harold Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Foot, Dingle (Dundee) Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest Summersby, Charles H.
Fox, Sir Gifford Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Sutcliffe, Harold
Fremantle, Sir Francis Marsden, Commander Arthur Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.) Tryon. Rt. Hon. George Clement
Glossop, C. W. H. Mason, Col. Glyn K. (Croydon, N.) Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Gluckstein. Louis Halle Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Wallace, Captain D. E, (Hornsey)
Glyn, Major Ralph G. C. Meller, Richard James Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Goff, Sir Park Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Goldie, Noel B. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Molson. A. Hugh Elsdals Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S.
Gower, Sir Robert Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr) Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Graham, Sir F. Fergus (C'mb'rl'd, N.) Moreing, Adrian C. Wedderburn, Henry James Sorymgeour-
Granville, Edgar Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.) Weymouth, Viscount
Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Whiteside, Borras Noel H.
Graves, Marjorie Morrison, William Shephard Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Grimston, R. V. Muirhead, Major A. J. Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Gunston, Captain D. W. Munro, Patrick Wills, Wilfrid D.
Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Nail-Cain, Hon. Ronald Wilson, Clyde T. (West Toxteth)
Hales, Harold K. Nation, Brigadler-General J. J. H. Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orkney & Zetl'nd) Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Hammersley, Samuel S. Nunn, William Womersley, Walter James
Hanley, Dennis A. O'Connor, Terence James Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G.A. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Harris, Sir Percy Patrick, Colln M. Worthington, Dr. John V.
Hartland, George A. Peat, Charles U. Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'V'noaks)
Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Patherick, M. Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Haslam, Sir John (Bolton) Peto, Geoffrey K.(W'verh'pt'n, Bllit'n)
Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Pickford, Hon. Mary Ada TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. pike, Cecil F. Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Pownall, Sir Assheton George Penny.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Cripps, Sir Stafford Grundy, Thomas W.
Attlee, Clement Richard Daggar, George Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)
Banfield, John William Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Hicks, Ernest George
Batey, Joseph Edwards, Charles Hirst, George Henry
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)
Cove, William G. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Arthur Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George
Logan, David Gilbert Parkinson, John Allen Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Lunn, William Price, Gabriel Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
McEntee, Valentino L. Salter, Dr. Alfrtd Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Maxton, James Thorne, William James
Mllner, Major James Williams, David (Swansea, East) TELLERS FOR THE NOES —
Mr. C. Macdonald and Mr. Tinke