HC Deb 07 June 1934 vol 290 cc1083-7

May I ask the Prime Minister what business it is proposed to take next week, and how far he proposes to go to-night, in the event of the Motion on the Paper being carried.

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

Perhaps it will be better to allow me, first of all, to state that the report of the Committee of Privileges was laid on the Table last night. It will be printed and circulated to Members with the Votes on Saturday morning. Members therefore have adequate time to study the report before the Debate—I shall announce the date for the Debate in a minute. May I further add that, if any Members who wish that their Friday Papers, received on Saturday, should be posted to them in order that they may get this report as quickly as possible, will leave their addresses at the Vote Office, the Papers received by hand and delivered as a rule on Saturday, will be posted to them early that morning.


Will it be possible to have them delivered by Friday morning?


We have found it impossible to So that. Regarding the business itself:

Monday: Further consideration of the Finance Bill, in Committee;

Tuesday: Conclusion of the Committee stage of the Finance Bill; further progress will be made with the Statutory Salaries (Restoration) Bill, and the Gas Undertakings Bill from the House of Lords;

Wednesday: Consideration of the report of the Privileges Committee; Committee stage of the Milk Bill; further consideration of the British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill;

Thursday: Supply [8th Allotted Day], Ministry of Health Estimate;

Friday: Discussion of a Motion to approve the Central (Coal Mines) Scheme (Amendment) Order, 1934.

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

Regarding the business for to-night, we will try to get the first five Orders on the Paper, but we have no intention whatever of keeping the House sitting inordinately late.


May I ask whether the Palestine Loan Bill is likely to be considered to-night?


Can the hon. Gentleman say, with respect to the answer to the first question, whether or not it is intended to circulate the report of the Committee of Privileges to the Press in order that it shall appear in Saturday's issues, which would mean that the Press would have it in advance of the vast majority of Members of this House?


It will be circulated to the Press in the ordinary way. If an appreciable time is to elapse between the publication and the Debate here, the Press in any event is bound to have it before the House discusses it.


If any Member comes here on Saturday morning, will it be possible for him to get the report from the Vote Office?


Yes. I am under the impression that the Vote Office is open on Saturday morning. If it is open, Members can have their Papers on that morning.


Arising out of the question regarding the accident which happened in Viewpark Colliery, Uddingston; will the Prime Minister instruct the Secretary for Mines to issue instructions that Sunday work in mines be stopped except where necessary? I raised this question before. [HON. MEMBERS: "Order!"] Here is a case where a man was killed.


This is not the time to raise the question.

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, 246; Noes, 51.

Division No. 271.] AYES. [3.40 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Emrys-Evans. P. V. Macquisten, Frederick Alexander
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Maitland, Adam
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Colonel Charles Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool) Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.
Albery, Irving James Everard, W. Lindsay Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (L'pool, W.) Ford, Sir Patrick J. Marsden, Commander Arthur
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd.) Fox, Sir Gifford Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Fraser, Captain Sir Ian Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Ganzonl, Sir John Milne, Charles
Apsley, Lord Gilmour. Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Aske, Sir Robert William Gluckstein, Louis Halle Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres
Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick Wolfe Glyn, Major Sir Ralph G. C. Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr)
Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton) Goff, Sir Park Moreing, Adrian C.
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Morgan, Robert H.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Graham, Sir F. Fergus (C'mb'rl'd, N.) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Barton, Capt. Basil Keisey Granville, Edgar Moss, Captain H. J.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'th, C.) Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas Mulrhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J.
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Grimston, R. V. Munro, Patrick
Bennett, Capt. Sir Ernest Nathaniel Gritten, W. G. Howard Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.
Bernays, Robert Guinness, Thomas L. E. B. Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld)
Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B. Gunston, Captain D. W. Normand, Rt. Hon. Wilfrid
Blaker, Sir Reginald Guy, J. C. Morrison Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A.
Blindell, James Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H. Palmer, Francis Noel
Boulton, W. W. Hales, Harold K. Patrick, Colin M.
Bowstor, Col. Sir T. Vansittart Hall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon) Peat, Charles U.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry Petherick, M.
Boyd-Carpenter, Sir Archibald Harbord, Arthur Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Brass, Captain Sir William Hartington, Marquess of Peto, Geoffrey K.(W'verh'pt'n, Bilston)
Broadbent, Colonel John Hartland, George A. Pike, Cecil F.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes) Potter, John
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'I'd., Hexham) Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H.
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Raikes, Henry V. A. M.
Brown, Brig.- Gen. H. C. (Berks., Newb'y) Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian)
Browne, Captain A. C. Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P. Ramsbotham, Herwaid
Bullock, Captain Malcolm Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Ramsden, Sir Eugene
Burghley, Lord Hore-Belisha, Leslie Rathbone, Eleanor
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Horobin, Ian M. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Burnett, John George Horsbrugh, Florence Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter)
Cadogan, Hon. Edward Howard, Tom Forrest Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham-
Campbell-Johnston, Malcolm Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Reid, David D. (County Down)
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.) Reid, James S. C. (Stirling)
Carver, Major William H. Hurst. Sir Gerald B. Reid, William Allan (Derby)
Castlereagh, Viscount Iveagh, Countess of Renwick, Major Gustav A.
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Rabinson, John Roland
Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Jesson, Major Thomas E. Rosbotham, Sir Thomas
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West) Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Ker, J. Campbell Runge, Norah Cecil
Clayton, Sir Christopher Kerr, Hamilton W. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Cobb, Sir Cyril Keyes, Admiral Sir Roger Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury)
Colfox, Major William Philip Kimball, Lawrence Rutherford, John (Edmonton)
Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey Knox, Sir Alfred Salmon, Sir Isidore
Coiville, Lieut.-Colonel J. Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Conant, R. J. E. Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart
Cook, Thomas A. Latham, Sir Herbert Paul Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard
Copeland, Ida Leckie, J. A. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.
Cranborne, Viscount Leech, Dr. J. W. Savery, Samuel Servington
Crooke, J. Smedley Lennox-Boyd, A. T. Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle) Levy, Thomas Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark. Bothwell)
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Galnsb'ro) Lindsay, Kenneth (Kilmarnock) Shaw, Captain William T. (Forfar)
Crossley, A. C. Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe. Shepperson, Sir Ernest W.
Culverwell, Cyril Tom Liewellin, Major John J. Shute, Colonel J. J.
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil) Lioyd, Geoffrey Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Davison, Sir William Henry Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.) Skelton, Archibald Noel
Denman, Hon. R. D. Loftus, Pierce C. Smiles, Lieut.-Col. Sir Walter D.
Dickle, John P. Lovat-Fraser. James Alexander Smith, Sir Robert (Ab'd'n & K'dine, C.)
Donner, P. W. Lumley, Captain Lawrence R. Smithers, Sir Waldron
Dower, Captain A. V. G. McConnell, Sir Joseph Somervell, Sir Donald
Drewe, Cedric McCorquodale, M. S. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) MacDonald. Rt. Hn. J. R. (Seaham) Soper, Richard
Dunglass. Lord McEwen, Captain J. H. F. Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)
Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter McKie, John Hamilton Stevenson, James
Elliston, Captain George Sampson McLean, Major Sir Alan Stewart, J. H. (Fife, E.)
Elmley, Viscount McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Strauss, Edward A.
Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Macpherson, Rt. Hon. Sir Ian Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Sutcilffe, Harole Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull) Wills, Wilfrid D.
Tate, Mavis Constance Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend) Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertt'd)
Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (P'dd'gt'n, S.) Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock) Wilson, Clyde T. (West Toxteth)
Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby) Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S. Windsor Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford) Watt, Captain George Steven H. Wise, Alfred R.
Thompson, Sir Luke Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour Worthington, Dr. John V.
Todd, A. L. S. (Kingswlnford) Wells, Sydney Richard
Touche, Gordon Cosmo Whyte, Jardine Bell TELLERS FOR THE AYES—
Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.) Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir Victor Warrender.
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Griffiths, George A. (Yorks. W. Riding) Owen, Major Goronwy
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall. George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Rea, Walter Russell
Banfield, John William Hamilton, Sir R. W. (Orkney ft Zetl'nd) Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thnest)
Batey, Joseph Harris, Sir Percy Thorne, William James
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Healy, Cahir Tinker, John Joseph
Caps. Thomas Holdsworth, Herbert Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Joslah
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Jenkins, Sir William West, F. R.
Cove, William G. John, William White, Henry Graham
Cripps, Sir Stafford Jones. Morgan (Caerphilly) Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Curry, A. C. Kirkwood, David Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Dagger, George Lawson, John James Williams, Dr. John H. (Lianelly)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Leonard, William Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Dobbie, William Logan, David Gilbert Wilmot, John
Edwards, Charles McEntee, Valentine L. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.)
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton) Maxton, James TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Milner, Major James Mr. Groves and Mr. G. Macdonald.

Question, "That the Clause be read a Second time," put, and agreed to.