HC Deb 12 July 1934 vol 292 cc533-7

Will the Lord President of the Council tell us what business will be taken next week and when the Cattle Industry Bill will be available. Has he any statement to make on the programme of business to the end of the Session, and what Orders is it proposed to take tonight in the event of his Motion being carried?


On the matter that most exercises the House I am afraid I can give no information to-day, but hope that next week, if the hon. Gentleman will repeat his question, I shall be able to give him the information he desires as to when we hope to conclude the business of this part of the Session. The business for next week will be:

Monday: Committee stage of the Cattle Industry (Emergency Provisions) [Money] Resolution, and remaining stages of the Colonial Stock Bill.

Tuesday: Supply (17th Allotted Day), Committee, Department of Mines Vote and Board of Education Vote. Report stage of the Cattle Industry [Money] Resolution.

Wednesday: Supply (18th Allotted Day), Scottish Estimates, Departments of Education and Health.

Thursday: Second Reading of the Cattle Industry (Emergency Provisions) Bill.

Friday: Supply (16th Allotted Day, Second Part).

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

The Cattle Industry (Emergency Provisions) Bill will be in the Vote Office on Wednesday morning. It cannot, of course, be published until the Financial Resolution is approved. With regard to the Motion on the Paper to-day, we are anxious, if possible, to get on with some of the remaining business, and, although the list sounds formidable, there is really, I think, very little debatable matter in the Orders that I should like to take. They are the remaining stages of the Isle of Man (Customs) Bill, the Report of the Public Works Loans (Remission of Debt) Money Resolution, and we hope to make further progress with the Bill and the remaining stages of the Trustee Savings Banks (Special Investments) Bill. The Motion on the Paper with regard to the Colonial Stock Bill is merely to rectify a slip that was made last night in not referring the Bill to Committee of the whole House. That is purely formal. There is the Motion relating to the Accounts of Greenwich Hospital and Travers' Foundation, and, if there is time without keeping the House unduly late, the Second Reading of the Whaling Industry (Regulation) Bill [Lords]


As the Bill dealing with meat cannot be printed until after the Money Resolution is passed, will any White Paper of explanatory memorandum be available, so that we can fully understand and appreciate the significance of the Bill?


The Bill is a very short one dealing with one specific point. I fancy that the discussion on the Financial Resolution, for which ample time will be allowed, will give the hon. Member and his friends all the information that they can desire. If there be anything further that he wants and will communicate privately, I will gladly see what can be done, but I think he will find that he will have ample material, and there will be nothing in the Bill which will come as a surprise to him. There are only four Clauses.


Do I understand that the right hon. Gentleman is taking the Mines Vote and the Board of Education Vote on Tuesday? If so, how is the time to be divided?


I think that that can be arranged through the usual channels. I assume that the Debates are desired, and I think that the question of time is a matter of arrangement.


Am I to understand from the answer of the right hon. Gentleman that the statement about the Adjournment or Prorogation, or whatever it may be, will riot be made to Members of the House before next Thursday, or will he make it earlier in the week?


I propose to give the information to the House as soon as I get it myself. I hope to be in a position to do it before Thursday, but I cannot state the day.

Motion made, and Question put, That this day, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 14, Business other than Business of Supply may be considered before Eleven of the clock, 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, 230; Noes, 41.

Division No. 334.] AYES [3.33 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds,W.) Glyn, Major Sir Ralph G. C. Palmer, Francis Noel
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Goff, Sir Park Patrick, Colin M.
Allen, Sir.J. Sandeman (Liverp'I, W.) Goldie, Noel B. Peake, Osbert
Allen, Lt.-Col. J.Sandeman (B'k'nh'd) Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Pearson, William G.
Allen, William (Stoke on Trent) Gower, Sir Robert Petherick, M.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Graham, Sir F. Fergus (C'mb'rl'd, N.) Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Peto, Geoffrey K.(W'verh'pt'n,Bllst'n)
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K. Grimston, R. V. Potter, John
Aske, Slr Robert William Gritten, W. G. Howard Pownall, Sir Assheton
Baillie, Sir Adrian W. M. Gunston, Captain D. W. Pybus, Sir Percy John
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Hales, Harold K. Ralkes, Henry V. A. M.
Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J. Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon) Ramsay, Alexander (W. Bromwich)
Bainlel, Lord Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford) Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian)
Barton, Capt. Basil Kelsey Hanbury, Cecil Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Harbord, Arthur Ramsbotham, Herwald
Beaumont, M. W. (Bucks., Aylesbury) Harris, Sir Percy Ramsden, Sir Eugene
Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th,C.) Hartington, Marquess of Ratcliffe, Arthur
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Harvey, George (Lambeth, Kenningt'n) Rathbone, Eleanor
Bernays, Robert Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Ray, Sir William
Blindell, James Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Rea, Walter Russell
Bossom, A. C. Hepworth, Joseph Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham-
Boulton, W. W. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Remer, John R.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Hills. Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Rickards, George William
Braithwaite, Maj. A. N. (Yorks, E. R.) Hornby, Frank Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)
Brass, Captain Sir William Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport) Rothschild, James A. de
Broadbent, Colonel John Hume, Sir George Hopwood Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Runge, Norah Cecil
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'I'd., Hexham) Hurd, Sir Percy Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. James, Wing-Com. A. W. H. Rutherford, John (Edmonton)
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Janner, Barnett Salmon, Sir Isidore
Caine, G. R. Hall- Jesson, Major Thomas E. Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Joel, Dudley J. Barnato Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West) Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Kerr, Hamilton W. Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Knight, Holford Savery, Samuel Servington
Chapman, Col. R. (Houghton-le-Spring) Knox, Sir Alfred Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's Unv.,Belfast)
Christle, James Archibald Law, Sir Alfred Skelton, Archibald Noel
Cobb, Sir Cyril Leckie, J. A. Smith, Sir J. Walker. (Barrow-in-F.)
Colman. N. C. D. Leech, Dr. J. W. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Colville, Lieut.-Colonel J. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Somerville. D. G. (Willesden, East)
Cook, Thomas A. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. Sotheron-Estcourt. Captain T. E.
Cooke, Douglas Levy, Thomas Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Cooper, A. Duff Lewis, Oswald Spencer, Cantain Richard A.
Copeland, Ida Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe. Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.
Courthope, Colonel Sir George L. Lloyd, Geoffrey Stanley, Rt. Yon. Lord (Fylde)
Cranborne, Viscount Locker-Lampson,Rt. Hn. G. (Wd.Gr'n) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'morland)
Critchley, Brig.-General A. C. Lockwood, John C. (Hackney. C.) Stewart, J. H. (Fife, E.)
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Lockwood, Capt. J. H. (Shipley) Stewart, William J.(Belfast. S.)
Crooke, J. Smedley Mabane, William Stones, James
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr) Strickland, Captain W. F.
Crossley, A. C. McEwen, Captain J. H. F. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton.
Curry, A. C. McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir Murray F.
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil) Macquisten, Frederick Alexander Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Davison, Sir William Henry Magnay, Thomas Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Denman, Hon. R. D. Maitland, Adam Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Dickie, John P. Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Dixey, Arthur C. N. Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M. Thorp, Linton Theodore
Donner, P. W. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Drewe, Cedric Marsden, Commander Arthur Todd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on.T.)
Drummond-Wolff, H. M. C. Martin, Thomas B. Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Eden, Rt. Hon. Anthony Mills, Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.) Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Turton, Robert Hugh
Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chisw'k) Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.) Monsell. Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L, (Hull)
Everard, W. Lindsay Morrison, William Shepherd Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Fox, Sir Gifford Moss, Captain H. Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Fraser, Captain Sir Ian Munro, Patrick Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Fremantle, Sir Francis Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Ganzonl, Sir John Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) White, Henry Graham
Gledhill, Gilbert Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Gluckstein, Louis Halle Orr Ewing, I. L.
Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.) Womersley, Sir Walter TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Wise, Alfred M. Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks) Sir George Penny and Captain Austin Hudson.
Withers, Sir John James Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Attlee, Clement Richard George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot
Bonfield, John William George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea) Maxton, James.
Batey, Joseph Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Milner, Major James
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Griffiths, George A. (Yorks, W. Riding) Parkinson, John Allen
Buchanan, George Groves, Thomas E. Smith, Tom (Normanton)
Cape, Thomas Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvll) Thorne, William James
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Jenkins, Sir William Tinker, John Joseph
Cove, William G. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Cripps, Sir Stafford Lawson, John James West, F. R.
Daggar, George Logan, David Gilbert Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Davies, David L. (Pontypridd) Lunn, William Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)
Dabble, William McEntee, Valentine L. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Edwards, Charles Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Mr. John and Mr. D. Graham.
Gardner, Benjamin Walter Mainwaring, William Henry

Question put, and agreed to.