§ The PRIME MINISTER
Monday: It is proposed to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on going into Committee of Supply on the Navy Estimates, and to consider Votes A, 1, 10 and 2 in Committee.
Tuesday: The remaining stages of the Mining Industry (Welfare Fund) Bill, the Rural Water Supplies Bill, and Indian Pay (Temporary Abatements) Bill; Committee stage of the North Atlantic Shipping Bill, and the Second Reading of the British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill.
Wednesday: Civil and Revenue Departments, Vote on Account, Report stage (2nd allotted day). The Debate of which notice has been given will be on foreign affairs.
Thursday: It is proposed to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on Army Estimates, and to consider Votes A, 1, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 in Committee of Supply.
Friday: Private Members' Bills.
During the week it is hoped to conclude the remaining stages of the North Atlantic Shipping Bill.
On any day when time permits other Orders may be taken.
§ Mr. ATTLEE
May I ask the Prime Minister to look again at Tuesday's business? It is a very large amount of business for one day. The Indian Pay (Temporary Abatements) Bill has caused a good deal of unsuspected debate. It kept the House very late last night.
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Captain Margesson)
That was on the Supplementary Estimate.
§ Mr. ATTLEE
But the Prime Minister will realise that as the Bill deals with India it is likely to cause sudden interventions and unexpected debate. It is a very large programme of business for that day. Further, I would ask the Prime Minister for what reason the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule is being moved, whether only for the purpose of getting Vote A?
§ Sir HERBERT SAMUEL
Before the Prime Minister answers, may I reinforce what has been said with regard to Tuesday's business. There are several Bills which will take some time. There is the North Atlantic Shipping Bill to be considered in Committee, and the British Sugar (Subsidy) Bill has been put down for Second Reading as the fifth Order, Seeing that this Bill raises very important matters, which have attracted a good deal of attention in various quarters inside the House and outside, does the Prime Minister think that its Second Reading, which provides the chief occasion on which the whole policy can be discussed, should be the fifth Order? Might it not be put down as first Order on that day, or put down as first Order on some subsequent day?
§ Mr. TINKER
The Mining Industry (Welfare Fund) Bill is likely to take some considerable time, and we on this side do not wish to be urged to get over certain business in order to get on with other Bills.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I think my hon. Friend the Member for Limehouse (Mr. Attlee) fell into something of an error about the Indian Pay (Temporary Abatements) Bill. That Bill went through previously in about 20 minutes. We shall certainly take all these representations into account, as we always do when announcing a fairly full programme for any one day, but we would like to get on with these Bills, and we hope the House will co-operate with us in getting the programme through.
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
May we take it from that that the particular Bill to which I referred will not be taken at a late hour of the evening?
§ Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT
Is it not a fact that we have often heard 2016 the right hon. Gentleman's sugar bounty speech?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
It is not the intention of the Government to enter upon the Debate on that Bill at an unusually late hour. With reference to the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule to-day, we should like to get items 1 and 2 on the Order Paper, and also No. 3. No. 3, however, is an exempted Order, so that the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule applies only to items 1 and 2.
§ Mr. ATTLEE
May I call attention to the fact that the last discussion on Air Estimates did not finish until 1 o'clock in the morning, and that other business had to be taken at an extremely late hour? The House is being worked extremely hard.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I think the House will remember that when Items 2 and 3 were before us at an earlier stage the House rose early. I think it will be possible to get these three Orders at a reasonably early hour.
§ Mr. MAXTON
I did not hear any mention of a day next week for the further stages of the Unemployment Insurance Bill, and as nothing has been done this week, I would like to ask if the Government have abandoned the Bill?
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, 259; Noes, 31.2019
|Division No. 149.]||AYES.||[3.38 p.m.|
|Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.)||Bernays, Robert||Burnett, John George|
|Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G.||Betterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B.||Caine, G. R. Hall-|
|Albery, Irving James||Blaker, Sir Reginald||Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly)|
|Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent)||Borodale, Viscount||Campbell, Vice-Admiral G. (Burnley)|
|Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K.||Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton||Caporn, Arthur Cecil|
|Apsley, Lord||Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W.||Carver, Major William H.|
|Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton)||Brass, Captain Sir William||Cautley, Sir Henry S.|
|Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley||Broadbent, Colonel John||Cayzer, Sir Charles (Chester, City)|
|Baldwin-Webb, Colonel J.||Brocklebank, C. E. R.||Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.)|
|Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet)||Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham)||Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham)|
|Balniel, Lord||Brown, Ernest (Leith)||Chapman, Col. R. (Houghton-le-Spring)|
|Barclay-Harvey, C. M.||Browne, Captain A. C.||Christie, James Archibald|
|Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell||Buchan, John||Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer|
|Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th,C.)||Bullock, Captain Malcolm||Clarke, Frank|
|Belt, Sir Alfred L.||Burgle, Dr. Edward Leslie||Clarry, Reginald George|
|Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey||Horsbrugh, Florence||Ramsbotham, Herwald|
|Colville, Lieut.-Colonel J.||Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)||Rathbone, Eleanor|
|Conant, R. J. E.||Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport)||Rea, Walter Russell|
|Cook, Thomas A.||Hunter-Weston, Lt.-Gen. Sir Aylmer||Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham-|
|Cooke, Douglas||Hurd, Sir Percy||Reid, James S. C. (Stirling)|
|Cooper, A. Duff||Hurst, Sir Gerald B.||Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U.|
|Copeland, Ida||Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)||Rickards, George William|
|Courthope, Colonel Sir George L.||James, Wing-Com. A. W. H.||Ross, Ronald D.|
|Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry||Jamieson, Douglas||Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)|
|Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.||Joel, Dudley J. Barnato||Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A.|
|Crooke, J. Smedley||Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields)||Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter|
|Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle)||Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West)||Runge, Norah Cecil|
|Cross, R. H.||Kerr, Hamilton W.||Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)|
|Crossley, A. C.||Keyes, Admiral Sir Roger||Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury)|
|Cruddas, Lieut-Colonel Bernard||Knox, Sir Alfred||Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'l)|
|Culverwell, Cyril Tom||Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton||Salmon, Sir Isidore|
|Dalkeith, Earl of||Law, Sir Alfred||Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)|
|Davidson, Rt. Hon. J. C. C.||Leckie, J. A.||Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)|
|Davison, Sir William Henry||Leech, Dr. J. W.||Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart|
|Dawson, Sir Philip||Lees-Jones, John||Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.|
|Denville, Alfred||Leighton, Major B. E. P.||Savery, Samuel Servington|
|Dlckie, John P.||Liddall, Walter S.||Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)|
|Doran, Edward||Lindsay, Kenneth Martin (Kilm'rnock)||Simmonds, Oliver Edwin|
|Drewe, Cedric||Lloyd, Geoffrey||Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John|
|Duckworth, George A. V.||Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.)||Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)|
|Dunglass, Lord||Loder, Captain J. de Vere||Skelton, Archibald Noel|
|Eden, Robert Anthony||Loftus, Pierce C.||Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)|
|Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter||Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander||Smith, Sir J. Walker- (Barrow-in-F.)|
|Ellis, Sir R. Geoffrey||Lumley, Captain Lawrence R.||Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)|
|Elliston, Captain George Sampson||MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C. G. (Partick)||Smith, R. W. (Ab'rd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)|
|Elmley, Viscount||MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)||Smithers, Waldron|
|Emrys-Evans, P. V.||McCorquodale, M. S.||Somerset, Thomas|
|Entwistle, Cyril Fullard||MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)||Somervell, Sir Donald|
|Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.)||McKeag, William||Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)|
|Evans, David Owen (Cardigan)||McKie, John Hamilton||Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.|
|Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen)||McLean, Major Sir Alan||Spencer, Captain Richard A.|
|Everard, W. Lindsay||Macpherson, Rt. Hon. Sir Ian||Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.|
|Fielden, Edward Brocklehurst||Maitland, Adam||Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)|
|Fleming, Edward Lascelles||Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest||Stanley, Hon. O. F. G. (Westmorland)|
|Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin)||Mander, Geoffrey le M.||Stewart, J. H. (Fife, E.)|
|Ford, Sir Patrick J.||Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.||Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)|
|Fox, Sir Gifford||Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.||Stones, James|
|Fraser, Captain Ian||Marsden, Commander Arthur||Stourton, Hon. John J.|
|Fuller, Captain A. G.||Martin, Thomas B.||Strickland, Captain W. F.|
|Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton||Mason, Col. Glyn K. (Croydon, N.)||Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir Murray F.|
|Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John||Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John||Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart|
|Gledhill, Gilbert||Mills, Sir Frederick (Layton, E.)||Tate, Mavis Constance|
|Glossop, C. W. H.||Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)||Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (P'dd'gt'n, S.)|
|Glyn, Major Sir Ralph G. C.||Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)||Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)|
|Goff, Sir Park||Mitcheson, G. G.||Titchfield, Major the Marquess of|
|Goodman, Colonel Albert W.||Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale||Touche, Gordon Cosmo|
|Gower, Sir Robert||Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres||Train, John|
|Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas||Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.||Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement|
|Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John||Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)||Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.|
|Grigg, Sir Edward||Morrison, William Shepherd||Turton, Robert Hugh|
|Grimston, R, V.||Muirhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J.||Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)|
|Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E.||Munro, Patrick||Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)|
|Guinness, Thomas L. E. B.||Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.||Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S.|
|Guy, J. C. Morrison||Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)||Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour-|
|Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.||Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld)||Wells, Sydney Richard|
|Hamilton, Sir R. W. (Orkney & Zetl'nd)||Normand, Rt. Hon. Wilfrid||White, Henry Graham|
|Hammersley, Samuel S.||Oman, Sir Charles William C.||Whiteside, Borras Noel H.|
|Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry||Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A.||Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)|
|Hartland, George A.||Palmer, Francis Noel||Willoughby de Eresby, Lord|
|Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)||Patrick, Colln M.||Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George|
|Haslam, Sir John (Bolton)||Peake, Captain Osbert||Womersley, Walter James|
|Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M.||Pearson, William G.||Worthington, Dr. John V.|
|Heilgers, Captain F. F. A.||Petherick, M.||Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)|
|Henderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford)||Procter, Major Henry Adam|
|Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller||Pybus, Sir Percy John||TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—|
|Hope, Capt. Hon. A. O. J. (Aston)||Radford, E. A.||Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir Victor Warrender.|
|Hore-Belisha, Leslie||Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian)|
|Hornby, Frank||Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)|
|Attlee, Clement Richard||Davies, David L. (Pontypridd)||Jones, morgan (caerphilly)|
|Banfield, John William||Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)||Lawson, John James|
|Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield)||Dobbie, William||Logan, David Gilbert|
|Buchanan, George||Edwards, Charles||Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)|
|Cape, Thomas||Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.)||McEntee, valentine L.|
|Cocks, Frederick Seymour||George, Megan A. Lloyd (Anglesea)||Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan)|
|Cripps, Sir Stafford||Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)||Mainwaring, William Henry|
|Daggar, George||Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil)||Maxton, James|
|Price, Gabriel||Tinker, John Joseph||Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)|
|Salter, Dr. Alfred||Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Joslah|
|Thorne, William James||William, Edward John (Ogmore)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—|
|Mr.John and Mr. Groves.|