HC Deb 30 April 1936 vol 311 cc1101-5

May I ask the Prime Minister what the business will be for next week?


The business for next week will be: Monday.—Motion for an Address of Condolence on the death of His late Majesty King Fuad of Egypt. Supply; Committee (4th Allotted Day); Navy Supplementary Estimate, 1936.

Tuesday.—Motion for a Memorial to the late Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty; Committee stage of the Civil List Resolutions, and of the Pensions (Governors of Dominions, etc.) Bill; Second Reading of the Weights and Measures Bill.

Wednesday.—Supply; Committee (5th Allotted Day); Foreign Office Vote; Report stage of the Civil List Resolutions.

Thursday.—Second Reading of the Special Areas Reconstruction (Agreement) Bill, and of the Civil List Bill.

Friday.—Private Members' Bills.

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


May I ask the Prime Minister to take notice, that, failing a statement in the early part of next week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the subject of the Budget leakages, the Opposition will be obliged to put a Notice on the Order Paper and ask for a day for its discussion.


Would it be possible—I know how difficult it is to find time at this period—for the Government to find two days for Foreign Affairs? Some of us feel that these Foreign Affairs debates are getting a little monotonous. We have them once a fortnight. The Opposition state their point of view, the Liberal party their point of view, and certain hon. and right hon. Gentlemen, who rightly command the attention of the House, state their point of view. But those points of view which have great strength both in this House and the country, if they have not got a well-known spokesman, are practically frozen out. It is nobody's fault. Those hon. and right hon. Gentlemen command, very properly, the attention of the House, but many of us feel that the effect in this country and outside would be of greater benefit if these debates were less frequent and rather more prolonged.


The question put by, my hon. Friend entirely depends upon the choice of Supply day, but I am not clear how the addition of another day would relieve the monotony.


Will the Debate on the Navy Estimates on Monday be of a general character, so that the general questions relating to the maintenance and administration of the Navy can be discussed?


I am afraid that I am hardly in a position to answer that question. My right hon. Friend knows as well as I do that the House is in Committee of Supply, and the Debate, of course, will be under the control of the Chair.


I understood the Prime Minister to say that the Pensions (Governors of Dominions) Bill would be taken on Tuesday. Will that be the last Order, and will it be taken round about 11 o'clock? Shall we be able to have a decent time in which to discuss the Bill?


That is an ordinary day's programme. There is no idea in my mind that it will be very late. It is not a long day's work. I do not think that the Committee stage of the Civil List Resolutions will take long.


Are we to understand that the Government intend to cut down the Civil List, and when they put down the Report of the Civil List Resolutions shall we be able to discuss each item in the Civil List? Will they be put on the Order Paper so that we may, if necessary, put down Amendments?


I am told that the Orders go down to-day, and that they can be discussed in exactly the same way as the Budget Resolutions.

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, 250; Noes, 94.

Division No. 155] AYES [3.50 p.m.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Fleming, E. L. Morrison, W. S. (Cirencester)
Albery, I. J. Fox, Sir G. W. G Munro, P.
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'kn'hd) Fraser, Capt. Sir I. Nall, Sir J.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Fremantle, Sir F. E. Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H.
Aske, Sir R. W. Furness, S. N. Nicolson, Hon. H. G.
Assheton, R. Ganzoni, Sir J. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Astor, Major Hon. J. J. (Dover) George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Patrick, C. M.
Atholl, Duchess of Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Peters, Dr. S. J.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Gledhill, G. Petherick, M.
Baxter, A. Beverley Gluckstein, L. H. Pickthorn. K. W. M.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Goodman, Col. A. W. Plugge, L. F.
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Porritt, R. W.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Pownall, Sir Assheton
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Proctor, Major H. A.
Bernays, R. H. Gridley, Sir A. B. Radford, E. A.
Birchall, Sir J. D. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro. W.) Ralkes, H. V. A. M.
Blair, Sir R. Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Ramsbotham, H.
Blaker, Sir R. Grimston, R. V. Ramsden. Sir E.
Blindell, Sir J. Guinness, T. L. E. B. Rankin, R.
Boothby, R. J. G. Guy, J. C. M. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Bossom, A. C. Hamilton, Sir G. C. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Hanbury, Sir C. Reid, Sir D. D. (Down)
Bowyer, Capt. Sir G. E. W. Hannah, I. C. Reid, W. Allan (Derby)
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Harbord, A. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)
Brockiebank, C. E. R. Harris, Sir P. A. Ropner, Colonel L.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Hartington, Marquees of Ross Taylor. W. (Woodbridge)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Harvey, G. Rowlands, G
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Heligers, Captain F. F. A. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A.
Bull, B. B. Heneage, Lieut-Colonel A. P. Runciman. Rt. Hon. W.
Burghley, Lord Hepworth, J. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth)
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen)
Butler, R. A. Herbert, Captain S. (Abbey) Salmon, Sir I.
Caine, G. R. Hall. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon) Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham)
Campbell, Sir E. T. Holdsworth, H. Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney)
Cartland, J. R. H. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J. Sandys, E. D.
Carver, Major W. H. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Scott, Lord William
Cary, R. A. Hudson, R. S. (Southport) Seely, Sir H. M.
Castlereagh, Viscount Hurd, Sir P. A. Shakespeare, G. H.
Cautley, Sir H. S. Jackson, Sir H. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree)
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) James, Wing-Commander A. W. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Channon, H. Jarvis, Sir J. J. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U, B'If'st),
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Keeling, E. H. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D.
Chorlton, A. E. L. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Kerr, J. G. (Scottish Universities) Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)
Clarke, F. E. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Smithers, Sir W.
Cobb, Sir C. S. Kirkpatrick, W. M. Somerset, T.
Colman, N. C. D. Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F. Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe)
Colville, Lt.-Col. D. J. Lamb, Sir J. Q. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk. N.) Latham, Sir P. Southby, Comdr. A. R. J.
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Leckie, J. A. Spens, W. P.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S. G'gs) Leech, Dr. J. W. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Cooper, Rt. Hon. T. M. (E'nburgh, W) Leigh, Sir J. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'I'd)
Courthope, Col. Sir G. L. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Cranborne, Viscount Lewis, O. Storey, S.
Craven-Ellis, W. Liddall, W. S. Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.)
Critchiey. A. Lindsay, K. M. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Liewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Cross, R. H. Lloyd, G. W. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton. (N'thw'h)
Crossley, A. C. Loftus, P. C. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Crowder, J. F. E. Lovat Fraser, J. A. Tate, Mavis C.
Cruddas, Col. B. Lumley, Capt. L. R. Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Davies, Major G. F. (Yeovil) Lyons, A. M. Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford)
Davison, Sir W. H. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Thomson, Sir J. D. W.
De Chair, S. S. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G. Touche, G. C.
De la Bère, R. M'Connell, Sir J. Tree, A. R. L. F.
Denman, Hon. R. D. Mc Ewen, Capt. J. H. F. Turton, R. H.
Dodd, J. S. McKie, J. H. Wakefield, W. W.
Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Maclay, Hon. J. P. Wallace, Captain Euan
Dower, Capt. A. V. G. Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J. Ward, Irene (Wallsend)
Drewe, C. Makins, Brig.-Gen. E. Wardlaw-Milne, Sir J. S.
Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Mander, G. le M. Warrender, Sir V.
Dugdale, Major T. L. Manningham-Buller, Sir M. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Duggan, H. J. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Duncan, J. A. L. Markham, S. A. White, H. Graham
Dunglass, Lord Maxwell, S. A. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Eckersley, P. T. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Meller, Sir R. J. (Mitcham) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Elliston, G. S. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Womersley, Sir W. J
Emery, J. F. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Wood, Rt Hon. Sir Kingsley
Emmott, C. E. G. C. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Emrys-Evans, P. V. Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick)
Erskine Hill, A. G. Moreing, A. C. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Morgan, R. H. Sir George Penny and Lieut.-
Everard, W. L. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Findlay, Sir E. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)
Adams, D. (Consett) Griffiths, J. (Lianelly) Paling, W.
Adamson, W. M. Groves, T. E. Parkinson, J. A.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Potts, J.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hardie, G. D. Price, M. P.
Bonfield, J. W. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Barnes, A. J. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Ritson, J.
Barr, J. Hicks, E. G. Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens)
Batey, J Holland, A. Rowson, G.
Benson, G. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Sanders, W. S.
Bevan, A. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Sexton, T. M.
Brooke, W. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Shinwell, E.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Short, A.
Burke, W. A. Kelly, W. T. Silverman, S. S.
Charleton, H. C. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Simpson, F. B.
Chater, D. Lathan, G. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Cluse, W. S. Leach, W. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Compton, J. Lee, F. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Cove. W. G. Leonard, W. Sorensen, R. W.
Daggar, G. Leslie, J. R. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Logan, D. G. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Day, H. Lunn, W. Thorne, W.
Dunn, E. (Rather Valley) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Thurtle, E.
Ede, J. C. McGhee, H. G. Tinker, J. J.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) MacNeill, Weir, L. Viant, S. P.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Mainwaring, W. H. Walker, J.
Frankel, D. Markiew, E. Wilkinson, Ellen
Gallacher, W. Marshall, F. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Garro-Jones, G. M. Messer, F. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Milner, Major J. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Oliver, G. H. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Mothers.