HC Deb 01 November 1934 vol 293 cc362-5

May I ask the Prime Minister what is the business for next week, and also how long the right hon. Gentleman intends us to sit to-night if the Motion on the Paper in his name is carried?


This is the business for next week: On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Betting and Lotteries Bill [Lords] Committee stage, and, if there is time, other Orders on the Paper—that is assuming that the Motion in my name is carried.

The business for Thursday and Friday will be announced later.

With reference to the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule to-day, I hope the sitting will not be very long, but we would like to get the three Resolutions dealing with the publication of the Report on India, the Betting and Lotteries Bill, and the appointment of new judges, as well as the remaining stages of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill. The Government would also like to get the Second Reading of the Dindings Agreement Bill, which is understood to be non-contentious.


As no one knows anything about the Dindings Bill I think that may be non-contentious, but there may very well be a long discussion on one or other of the Motions which the right hon. Gentleman desires to get, and if that be so I take it we shall not be expected to sit late in order to get them through, because there are two subjects arising on the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill which we want to discuss which may take a little time.


Quite honestly, I do not want the House to sit unreasonably late, but we have to get a certain amount of business through in a very short and limited time, limited on account of special circumstances on this occasion, and I do hope it will be possible to get the three Resolutions. I can assure the House that we are very reasonable in our demands, but we must get the business through and the work of the Session wound up in due course.


Could the Prime Minister tell us how many nights next week the Eleven o'Clock Rule will not be suspended?


I hope that when we do suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule next week it will be more as a precaution than as a necessity.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Second

Reading of the Electricity Bill will be taken?


If my hon. Friend will repeat that question on another occasion I shall be able to answer. There are several outstanding matters.


Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that it is a national necessity to spend three days on the Committee stage of a Betting Bill for which the Government have no mandate?

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, 297 Noes, 46.

Division No. 377.] AYES 3.58 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric Granville, Edgar
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Clarry, Reginald George Graves, Marjorie
Albery, Irving James Clayton, Sir Christopher Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l, W.) Cobb, Sir Cyril Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro',W.)
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd) Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D. Grimston, R. V.
Allen, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E.
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir William (Armaah) Colville, Lieut.-Colonel J. Guinness, Thomas L. E. B.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Conant, R. J. E. Gunston, Captain D. W.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Cook, Thomas A. Guy, J. C. Morrison
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K. Cooke, Douglas Hacking, Rt. Hen. Douglas H.
Apsley, Lord Cooper, A. Duff Hales, Harold K.
Assheton, Ralph Copeland, Ida Hammersley, Samuel S.
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover) Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Bailey. Eric Alfred George Critchley, Brig.-General A. C. Harris, Sir Percy
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Hartland, George A.
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Crooke, J. Smedley Haslam, Sir John (Bolton)
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M.
Barrie, Sir Charles Coupar Crossley, A. C. Heilgers, Captain F. F. A.
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Culverwell, Cyril Tom Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.
Beaumont, Hon. R.E.B. (Portsm'th,C.) Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil) Herbert. Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Dawson, Sir Philip Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Bernays, Robert Denville, Alfred Holdsworth, Herbert
Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman Dixey, Arthur C. N. Hore-Belisha, Leslie
Blindell, James Drummond-Wolff, H. M. C. Hornby, Frank
Borodale, Viscount Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Horsbrugh, Florence
Bossom, A. C. Duggan. Hubert John Howitt, Dr. Alfred B.
Boulton, W. W. Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Bower, Commander Robert Tatton Dunglass, Lord Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport)
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Eady, George H. Hurst, Sir Gerald B.
Bracken, Brendan Eden, Rt. Hon. Anthony Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H.
Brass, Captain Sir William Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter Iveagh, Countess of
Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Ellis, Sir R. Geoffrey Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Elmley, Viscount James, Wing-Com. A. W. H.
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Jamieson, Douglas
Brown, Ernest (Leith) Emrys-Evans, P. V. Jesson, Major Thomas E.
Browne, Captain A. C. Entwistle, Cyril Fullard Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, S.) Ker, J. Campbell
Burgin. Dr. Edward Leslie Evans, David Owen (Cardigan) Kerr, Hamilton W.
Burnett, John George Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) Keyes, Admiral Sir Roger
Burton, Colonel Henry Walter Everard, W. Lindsay Kirkpatrick, William M.
Cadogan, Hon. Edward Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton
Caine, G. R. Hall- Fremantle, Sir Francis Lambert, Rt. Hon. George
Campbell. Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Fuller, Captain A. G. Law Sir Alfred
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Galbraith, James Francis Wallace Leckie, J. A.
Carver, Major William H. Ganzoni, Sir John Leech, Dr. J. W.
Cautley, Sir Henry S. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John Leighton. Major B. E. P.
Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Glossop, C. W. H. Lennox-Boyd, A. T.
Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Gluckstein, Louis Halle Levy, Thomas
Chamberlain, Rt.Hon.Sir J.A.(Birm.,W) Goff, Sir Park Lewis, Oswald
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Goodman, Colonel Albert W. Liddall, Walter S.
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Graham, Sir F. Fergus (C'mb'rl'd. N.) Lindsay, Kenneth (Kilmarnock)
Lindsay, Noel Ker Petherick, M. Somerset, Thomas
Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bilston) Somervell, Sir Donald
Llewellin, Major John J. Pike, Cecil F. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Lloyd, Geoffrey Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.) Power, Sir John Cecli Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.
Loder, Captain J. de Vere Purbrick, R. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Loftus, Pierce C. Pybus, Sir John Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'morland)
Lyons, Abraham Montagu Radford, E. A. Stones, James
Mabane, William Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Strauss, Edward A.
MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Strickland, Captain W. F.
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Ramsbotham, Herwaid Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir Murray F.
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Ramsden, Sir Eugene Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
McEwen, Captain J. H. F. Rawson, Sir Cooper Sutcliffe, Harold
McKeag, William Ray, Sir William Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
McKie, John Hamilton Rea, Waiter Russell Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter) Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Magnay, Thomas Reid, David D. (County Down) Thompson, Sir Luke
Maitland, Adam Reid, William Allan (Derby) Thorp, Linton Theodore
Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U. Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Mander, Geoffrey le M. Rickards, George William Train, John
Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M. Roberts, Aled (Wrexham) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Margesson, Capt Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall) Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
Marsden, Commander Arthur Robinson, John Roland Wallace, John (Dunfermline)
Mason, David M. (Edinburgh, E.) Ropner, Colonel L. Ward, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Ross, Ronald D. Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge) Ward, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Milne, Charles Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A. Wardlaw-Mline, Sir John S
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth) Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Russell, Hamer Field (Sheffield, B'tside) Watt. Captain George Steven H.
Moore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr) Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury) Wayland, Sir William A.
Moreing, Adrian C. Rutherford, John (Edmonton) Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour-
Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'l) Weymouth, Viscount
Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univer'ties) Salmon, Sir Isidore White, Henry Graham
Moss, Captain H. J. Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham) Whiteside, Borras Noel H.
Muirhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J. Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Whyte, Jardine Bell
Munro, Patrick Sanderson, Sir Frank Barnard Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D. Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Nicholson. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) Savery, Samuel Servington Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Nunn, William Selley, Harry R. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Oman, Sir Charles William C. Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Shaw, Captain William T. (Forfar) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Orr Ewing, I. L. Shute, Colonel J. J. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Patrick, Colin M. Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness) Worthington, Dr. John V.
Peake, Osbert Skelton, Archibald Noel Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Pearson, William G. Smith, Sir J. Walker- (Barrow-in-F.) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Percy, Lord Eustace Smith, Sir Robert (Ab'd'n & K'dine,C.) Sir Frederick Thomson and Sir
Perkins, Waiter R. D. Smithers, Sir Waldron George Penny.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, South) Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool) Mainwaring, William Henry
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Grundy, Thomas W. Maxton, James
Attlee, Clement Richard Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Milner, Major James
Banfield, John William Healy, Cahir Paling, Wilfred
Batey, Joseph Hicks, Ernest George Parkinson, John Allen
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Jenkins, Sir William Smith, Tom (Normanton)
Cape, Thomas Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown) Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, North)
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Thorne, William James
Daggar, George Kirkwood, David Tinker, John Joseph
Davies, David L. (Pontypridd) Lansbury, Rt. Hon. George Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. Josiah
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton) Lawson, John James West, F. R.
Davies, Stephen Owen Leonard, William Williams, Dr. John H. (Lianelly)
Edwards, Charles Lunn, William Williams. Thomas (York. Don Valley)
Gardner, Benjamin Walter Macdonald, Gordon (Ince) Wilmot, John
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Arthur McEntee, Valentine L.
Griffiths, George A. (Yorks,W. Riding) Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Mr. John and Mr. Groves.

Question put, and agreed to.