HC Deb 30 May 1935 vol 302 cc1313-6

Would the Prime Minister state what is the business for next week, and how far he proposes to go to-night?


I propose to move the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule in order to make sure that we shall finish the Report stage of the Government of India Bill, and also to get the following Orders: Third Reading of the Superannuation Bill and the Report of the two Supplementary Estimates which were taken in Committee last night. I understand that these are not controversial. The business for next week is:

Monday: Supply (7th Allotted Day) Committee; Ministry of Transport Vote.

Tuesday and Wednesday: Third Reading of the Government of India Bill.

Thursday: Second Reading of the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Money

Division No. 228.] AYES. [3.42 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.) Bossom, A. C. Cautley, Sir Henry S.
Albery, Irving James Boulton, W. W. Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.)
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd) Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W. Cazalat, Thelma (lslington, E.)
Align, William (Stoke-on-Trent) Briscoe, Capt. Richard George Caralet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham)
Allen, Lt.Col. Sir William (Armagh) Broadbent, Colonel John Chamberlain,Rt.Hn.Sir J.A.(Birm.,W.)
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S. Brocklebank, C. E. R. Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N.(Edgbaston)
Assheton, Ralph Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd, Hexham) Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.)
Atholl, Duchess of Brown, Brig.Gen.H.C.(Berks.,Newb'y) Chorlton, Alan Ernest Leofric
Baillie, Sir Adrian W. M. Browne, Capta'in A. C. Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston Spencer
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T. Cobb, Sir Cyril
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet) Bullock, Captain Malcolm Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D.
Barton, Capt. Basil Kelsey Burnett, John George Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir Godfrey
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve Campbell Butler, Richard Austen Colman, N. C. D.
Beaumont, Hon. R.E.S. (Portsm'th.O) Cadogan, Hon. Edward Conant, R. J. E.
Benn, Sir Arthur Shirley Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly) Cook, Thomas A.
Bernays, Robert Campbell-Johnston, Malcolm Cooke, Douglas
Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman Caporn, Arthur Cecil Cooper, A. Duff
Blindell, James Carver, Major William H. Craddock, Sir Reginald Henry

Resolution: and if there be time, the Second Reading of the Counterfeit Currency (Convention) Bill (Lords); Second Reading of the Criminal Lunatics (Scotland) Bill; and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution. Both of these Bills have come from another place.

Friday: The Motion for the Whitsuntide Adjournment. The House will reassemble after the Recess on Monday, 17th June.

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


May I ask the Prime Minister whether he has seen statements in the newspapers indicating that a large reconstruction in the Government is to take place? The House is keenly interested in this matter, and will he therefore take steps to see that if these changes are to take place, an announcement will be made to the House before the Adjournment for the Whitsuntide holiday?


That is quite contrary to precedent. It is true that I have seen announcements in the newspapers, but they are really so varied and contradictory that I am not quite sure from where the information is being supplied.


Is the House to take it that the newspaper stories are completely without foundation?

Motion made, and Question put:

" That the Procedings on Government Business be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House."—[The Prime Minister.]

Cranborne, Viscount Kerr, Hamilton W. Ramsden, Sir Eugene
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H. Keyes, Admiral Sir Roger Rankin, Robert
Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro) Kimball, Lawrence Rathbone, Eleanor
Culverwell, Cyril Tom Kirkpatrick, William M. Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter)
Curry, A. C. Knox, Sir Alfred Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)
Davidson, Rt. Hon. J. C. C. Lamb, Sir Joseph Quinton Robinson, John Roland
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset,Yeovil) Lambert, Rt. Hon. George Ropner, Colonel L.
Davison, Sir William Henry Law, Sir Alfred Rosbotham, Sir Thomas
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Leckle, J. A. Ross Taylor, Walter (Woodbridge)
Dickle, John P. Leech, Dr. J. W. Runge, Norah Cecil
Doran, Edward Leighton, Major B. E. P. Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Dower, Captain A. V. G. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'l)
Drewe, Cedric Levy, Thomas Salmon, Sir Isldore
Dugdale, Captain Thomas Lionel Lewis, Oswald Samuel, Sir Arthur Michael (F'nham)
Duggan, Hubert John Lindsay, Kenneth (Kilmarnock) Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.) Lindsay, Noel Ker Samuel, M. R. A. (W'ds'wth, Putney)
Eden, Rt. Hon. Anthony Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip Cunliffe- Sandys, Duncan
Elliot, Rt. Hon. Walter Llewellin, Major John J, Savery, Servington
Emmott, Charles E. G. C. Lloyd, Geoffrey Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen) Lovat-Fraser, James Alexander Shepperson, Sir Ernest W.
Fermoy, Lord Lumley, Captain Lawrence R. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Flelden, Edward Brocklehurst Mabane, William Smiles, Lieut.-Col. sir Walter D.
Fleming, Edward Lascelles MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. C. G. (Partick) Smith, Sir Robert (Ab'd'n & K'dine, C.)
Flint, Abraham John MacAndrew, Major J. O. (Ayr) Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)
Foot, Dingle (Dundee) MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Seaham) Soper, Richard
Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin) Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.) Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.
Fox Sir Gifford McEwen, Captain J. H. F. Spencer, Captain Richard A.
Fraser Captain Sir Ian McKeag, William Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.
Galbraith, James Francis Wallace McKle, John Hamilton Spens, William Patrick
Ganzoni Sir John McLean, Major Sir Alan Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Gilmour Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'morland)
Gluckstein Louis Halle Macquisten, Frederick Alexander Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Goff Sir Park Makins, Brigadier-General Ernest Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Goodman Colonel Albert W. Mallalieu. Edward Lancelot Stones, James
Gower Sir Robert Mander, Geoffrey le M. Stourton, Hon. John J.
Granvi'lle Edgar Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M, Strauss, Edward A.
Grattan Doyle Sir Nicholas Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir Murray F.
Grigg,Sir Edward Marsden, Commander Arthur Summersby, Charles H.
Grimston R. V. Martin, Thomas B. Sutcliffe, Harold
Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John Tate, Mavis Constance
Guinness Thomas L. E. B. Mills, Sir Frederick (Leyton, E.) Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Hales Harold K. Mills, Major J.D (New Forest) Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Hamilton, Sir Geroge (llford) Milne, Charles Thomson, Sir James D. W.
Hamilton, Sir R. W.(Orkney & Zetl' nd) Mitchell, Harold P.(Br'tf'd & Chisw'k) Titchfield, Major the Marquess, of
Hammersley, Samuel S. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Todd, A. L. S. (Kingswinford)
Hanbury, Cecil Molson, A. Hugh Elsdale Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
Harris, Sir Percy Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. Eyres Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Hartington, Marquess of Moreing, Adrian C. Ward. Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Harvey, Major Sir Samuel (Totnes) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh) Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univer'ties) Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S
Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M. Munro, Patrick Watt, Major George Steven H.
Herbert, Capt. S. (Abbey Division) Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H. Wayland Sir William A.
Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John Waller Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth) Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour-
Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G. Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Petersf'ld) White, Henry Graham
Hope, Capt. Hon. A, O. J. (Aston) Nunn, William William, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Hore-Bellsha, Leslie Oman, Sir Charles William C. Williams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Hornby, Frank Ormsby Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertf'd)
Horsbrugh, Florence Orr Ewing, I. L. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Howitt, Dr. Alfred B. Patrick, Colin M. Wise, Alfred R.
Hunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries) Peake, Osbert Womersley, Sir Walter
Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg) Petherick, M. Wood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Hurst, Sir Gerald B. Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple) Worthington, Dr. John V.
Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H. Peto, Geoffrey K.(W'verh'pt'n,Bilston) Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'V'noaks)
Jackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.) Pybus, Sir John
Janner, Barnett Raikes, Henry V. A. M. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Johnstone, Harcourt (S. Shields) Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles) Sir George Penny and Sir Victor
Ramsbotham, Herwald Warrender.
Addlson, Rt. Hon. Dr. Christopher Edwards, Charles Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)
Attlee Clement Richard Gardner, Benjamin Walter McEntee, Valentine L.
Banfield, John William George, Major G. lloyd (Pembroke) Maxton, James.
Batey, Joseph Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan) Parkinson, John Allen
Brown, C, W. E. (Notts., Mansfield) Griffiths, George A, (Yorks,W.Riding) Thorne, William James
Buchanan, George Groves, Thomas E. Tinker, John Joseph
Cleary, J. J. Grundy, Thomas W. Williams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Cocks, Frederick Seymour Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil) Williams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Cripps, Sir Stafford Jenkins, Sir William Williams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Daggar, George John, William Wlimot, John
Davies, David L. (Pontypridd) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)
Davies, Rhys John (Weethoughton) Lansbury, Rt. Hon, George TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Davies, Stephen Owen Leonard, William Mr. Paling and Mr. D. Graham.
Dobble, William Lunn, William