HC Deb 30 July 1935 vol 304 cc2487-91

May I ask the Prime Minister what business will be taken during the first week after the summer recess, and also what Orders he proposes to take to-night?


We wish to get the first three Orders on the Order Paper—Government of India Bill, consideration of Lords Amendments; Housing (Scotland) Bill, consideration of Lords Amendments, and Money Payments (Justices Procedure) Bill; and the Motion with regard to the Unemployment Insurance (Seasonal Workers) Order. With regard to the other question, we propose to ask the House to meet again after the summer recess on Tuesday, 29th October. The business to be taken during the first week is as follows:

Tuesday, 29th October: Cotton Spinning Industry Bill, Second Reading, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, Second Reading, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Pensions (Governors of Dominions, etc.) Bill, Second Reading.

Wednesday, 30th October: Employment of Women and Young Persons Bill, Second Reading, and Hours of Employment (Conventions) Bill [Lords], Second Reading; Public Works Loans Bill, Second Reading, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Weights and Measures Bill [Lords], Second Reading.

Thursday, 31st October: Cotton Spinning Industry Bill, Committee.

Friday, 1st November: Committee and remaining stages of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill and of the Public Works Loans Bill.

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


Can we be assured that the Bill which will be required to give effect to the far-reaching proposals referred to will be circulated well in advance of any possible discussion?


I think that follows as a matter of course. We never try to push anything on the House.


Will the Prime Minister consider at what period in the resumed session a day can be set down for the further discussion of the Supplementary Estimates on the Air, which I understand the Government are willing to give?


Yes, that shall be done.


With regard to the business for Thursday, 31st October, the Cotton Spinning Industry Bill, do I take it that the Government expect the House to manage the whole of the Committee stage of that important Bill in one day?


It is difficult to say, but we shall all come back, I hope, very strong.


I understand that the Prime Minister wants to-day the first three Orders on the Paper and also the Motion dealing with Unemployment Insurance in respect of seasonal workers. In view of the fact that the Order deals with an important section of workers, and has many ramifications, I hope the House will have an opportunity of discussing it at a reasonable hour, and that if we have not finished the previous business at a reasonable time this Order will be postponed until there is time for it to be adequately discussed.


I think there is a general feeling in the House that it is desirable to get this Order, and I hope the House will do its best to get it in reasonable time. The hon. Member knows that the time is not long before the Recess, and I am sure that everyone desires to get this Order.


I do not deny that the House desires to get the Order, but that does not take away the right of hon. Members to discuss it, as it affects an important section of the community. Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the House is given an opportunity to discuss it at a reasonable time?


We will see how we get on to-day.


There is no mention in the business after the Recess of the regulations dealing with unemployment insurance. Can the Prime Minister give us any idea when the Government intend to deal with this problem?


I am afraid that I cannot at the moment, We have fixed the business for the first, week after the Recess, and cannot give the hon. Member a definite answer.


In that case, may I ask whether hon. Members will have the proposed new regulations circulated before the House has to discuss them?


Of course time must be given, but I cannot say anything about the time at the moment.

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, 245; Noes, 36.

Division No. 305.] AYES. [4.2 p.m.
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Dyke Christie, James Archibald Fyfe, D. P. M.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-Colonel Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer Galbraith, James Francis Wallace
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Clarke, Frank Ganzoni, Sir John
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G. Clayton, Sir Christopher Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton
Apsley, Lord Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey Granville, Edgar
Aske, Sir Robert William Colman, N. C. D. Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas
Assheton, Ralph Conant, R. J. E. Graves, Marjorie
Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick Wolfe Cooke, Douglas Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John
Atholl, Duchess of Cooper, T. M. (Edinburgh, W.) Grigg, Sir Edward
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Copeland, Ida Grimston, R. V.
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Courthope, Colonel Sir George L. Guinness, Thomas L. E. B.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry Gunston, Captain D. W.
Barrie, Sir Charles Coupar Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Guy, J. C. Morrison
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Crooke, J. Smedley Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.
Beit, Sir Alfred L. Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)
Bennett, Capt. Sir Ernest Nathaniel Cross, R. H. Hamilton, Sir R. W. (Orkney & Zetl'nd)
Bernays, Robert Crossley, A. C. Hanbury, Sir Cecil
Blindell, James Curry, A. C. Harris, Sir Percy
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Dalkeith, Earl of Hartington, Marquess of
Boyce, H. Leslie Davison, Sir William Henry Harvey, George (Lambeth, Kenn'gt'n)
Boyd-Carpenter, Sir Archibald Denman, Hon. R. D. Haslam, Henry (Horncastle)
Brass, Captain Sir William Dickie, John P. Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Sir Cuthbert
Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Dixon, Captain Rt. Hon. Herbert Heligers, Captain F. F. A.
Broadbent, Colonel John Donner, P. W. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Duckworth, George A. V. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham) Duggan, Hubert John Herbert, Capt. S. (Abbey Division)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks., Newb'y) Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Browne, Captain A. C. Eales, John Frederick Hornby, Frank
Burghley, Lord Edmondson, Major Sir James Horsbrugh, Florence
Burgin, Dr. Edward Leslie Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter Howard, Tom Forrest
Burnett, John George Elmley, Viscount Howitt, Dr. Alfred B.
Butler, Richard Austen Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Cadogan, Hon. Edward Emrys-Evans, P. V. Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport)
Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Bik'pool) Hume, Sir George Hopwood
Campbell, Vice-Admiral G. (Burnley) Evans, David Owen (Cardigan) Hurd, Sir Percy
Campbell-Johnston, Malcolm Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) Hurst, Sir Gerald B.
Caporn, Arthur Cecil Everard, W. Lindsay Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H.
Castlereagh, Viscount Fermoy, Lord Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.(
Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.) Fielden, Edward Brocklehurst James, Wing-Com. A. W. H.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Fleming, Edward Lascelles Jamieson, Rt. Hon. Douglas
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.) Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Janner, Barnett
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston) Fraser, Captain Sir Ian Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West)
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.) Fremantle, Sir Francis Ker, J. Campbell
Kerr, Lieut.-Col. Charles (Montrose) Morgan, Robert H. Spencer, Captain Richard A.
Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univ.) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'morland)
Kirkpatrick, William M. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univer'ties) Stevenson, James
Knox, Sir Alfred Morrison, William Shephard Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Muirhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J. Strauss, Edward A.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Munro, Patrick Strickland, Captain W. F.
Leckie, J. A. Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Leigh, Sir John Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Leighton, Major B. E. P. Nunn, William Sutcliffe, Harold
Levy, Thomas Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Tate, Mavis Constance
Lewis, Oswald Palmer, Francis Noel Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Liddall, Walter S. Patrick, Colin M. Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Llewellin, Major John J. Pearson, William G. Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Lloyd, Geoffrey Peat, Charles U. Thorp, Linton Theodore
Locker-Lampson. Rt. Hn. G.(Wd. Gr'n) Percy, Lord Eustace Todd, Lt.-Col. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.) Peters, Dr. Sidney John Todd, A. L. S. (Kingswinford)
Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Petherick, M. Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Mabane, William Peto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bliston) Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. Sir Charles Pickthorn, K. W. M. Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
MacAndrew, Major J. O. (Ayr) Ponsonby, Col. C. E. Turton, Robert Hugh
McCorquodale, M. S. Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H. Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham) Pownall, Sir Assheton Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Radford, E. A. Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S.
McEwen, Captain J. H. F. Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian) Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. Sir Ian Reid, Capt. A. Cunningham- Watt, Major George Steven H.
Macquisten, Frederick Alexander Reid, William Allan (Derby) Wells, Sydney Richard
Maitland, Adam Rickards, George William Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest Rosbotham, Sir Thomas Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir Edward Wllloughby de Eresby, Lord
Mander, Geoffrey le M. Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertf'd)
Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M. Runge, Norah Cecil Wise, Alfred R.
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'l) Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen) Womersley, Sir Walter
Mellor, Sir J. S. P. Sandeman, Sir A. N. Stewart Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Shakespeare, Geoffrey H. Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale Smith, Sir J. Walker- (Barrow-in-F.) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Somervell, Sir Donald Lieut.-Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward
Moreing, Adrian C. Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor) and Major George Davies.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Arthur Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. Clement R. Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Paling, Wilfred
Banfield, John William Griffiths, George A. (Yorks, W. Riding) Parkinson, John Allen
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale) Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Smith, Tom (Normanton)
Buchanan, George Jenkins, Sir William Thorne, William James
Cleary, J. J. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Tinker, John Joseph
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Lawson, John James Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Daggar, George Leonard, William Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Davies, Stephen Owen Logan, David Gilbert Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Dobbie, William Lunn, William Wilmot, John
Edwards, Sir Charles Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)
Gardner, Benjamin Walter McEntee, Valentine L. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Gibbins, J. McGovern, John Mr. Groves and Mr. D. Graham.

Question put, and agreed to.