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I would like to ask the Prime Minister a question about business. During the last few days questions have constantly been addressed to the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding housing conditions in the city of Glasgow, and I have given notice to raise the matter on the Adjournment. Anybody who has heard the answers to the questions, and who knows the issues raised, will know that this is not a matter which could be adequately discussed in half an hour. I would like to ask the Prime Minister whether between now and the Adjournment of the House for the holidays he could make some arrangement to give a little time for the discussion of the appalling housing conditions in the city of Glasgow.


The request of the hon. Member is a perfectly reasonable one, but I would remind him that the subjects discussed on the Adjournment of the House are generally arrived at after mutual consultation by the various parties and by arrangement. Perhaps the hon. Member will take steps to have this subject discussed on that occasion.

Division No. 25.] AYES 3.45 p.m.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Channon, H. Fox, Sir G. W. G.
Albery, Sir Irving Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Fraser, Capt. Sir I.
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir W. J. (Armagh) Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Fremantle, Sir F. E.
Anderson Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Christle, J. A. Furness, S. N.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Ganzonl, Sir J.
Apsley, Lord Clarke, F. E. Gilmour, LL.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J.
Aske, Sir R. W. Clarke, Lt.-Col. R. S. (E. Grinstead) Gluckstein, L. H.
Assheton, R. Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C.
Astor, Major Hon. J. J. (Dover) Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Goldie, N. B.
Atholl, Duchess of Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Granville, E. L.
Balfour, Capt. H. H.(Isle of Thanet) Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh,W.) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.
Barclay-Harvey, Sir C. M. Courtauld, Major J. S. Gratton, Col. Rt. Hon. J.
Barrle, Sir C. C. Cranborne, Viscount Gridley, Sir A. B.
Baxter, A. Beverley Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Grimston, R. V.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. (Drake)
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Cross, R. H. Guy, J. C. M.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Crossley, A. C. Hacking, Rt. Hon. D. H.
Bernays, R. H. Crowder, J. F. E. Hamilton, Sir G. C.
Bird, Sir R. B. Culverwell, C. T. Hanbury, Sir C.
Blair, Sir R. Davison, Sir W. H. Hannon, Sir P. J. H.
Blindell, Sir J. De la Bere, R. Harbord, A.
Bossom, A. C. Denman, Hon. R. D. Harvey, Sir G.
Boulton, W. W. Denville, Alfred Heilgers, Captain F. F. A.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir G. E. W. Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P.
Boyce, H. Leslie Dodd, J. S. Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan-
Brass, Sir W. Doland, G. F. Hepworth, J.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Donner, P. W. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J.
Brown, Col. D. C. (Hexham) Dower, Capt. A. V. G. Howitt, Dr. A. B.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Drewe, C. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack. N.)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Dugdale, Major T. L. Hudson, R. S. (Southport)
Bull, B. B. Duggan, H. J. Hurd, Sir P. A.
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Dunglass, Lord Jackson, Sir H.
Burton, Col. H. W. Dunne, P. R. R. Keeling, E. H.
Butler, R. A. Eden, Rt. Hon. A. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Calne, G. R. Hall- Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.)
Campbell, Sir E. T. Ellis, Sir G. Kimball, L.
Cortland, J. R. H. Eillston, G. S. Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F.
Cary, R. A. Emmott, C. E. G. C. Lamb, Sir J. Q.
Castlereagh, Viscount Emrys-Evans, P. V. Lambert. Rt. Hon. G.
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Entwistle, C. F. Latham, Sir P.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Erskine Hill, A. G. Law, R. K. (Hull, S. W.)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir A. (Br.W.) Everard, W. L. Leckie, J. A.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Flides, Sir H. Leech, Dr. J. W.

In view of the urgency of the matter, I was wondering whether the Prime Minister could see his way to grant a little Government time in which the matter could be discussed.


No, I am afraid that in the circumstances that is impossible, but I feel pretty confident it could be arranged if the hon. Member would follow the direction I have indicated.


Would the Prime Minister bear in mind in this matter that his own supporters are working in perfect unity with the Independent Labour Party group in criticising the Socialist administration of Glasgow?

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.]

Lees-Jones, J. Peat, C. U. Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe)
Leigh, Sir J. Perkins, W. R. D. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L. Petherick, M. Southby, Comdr. A. R. J.
Levy, T. Pickthorn, K. W. M. Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L.
Lewis, O. Pilkington, R. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Liddall, W. S. Plugge, L. F. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'I'd)
Little, Sir E. Graham- Raikes, H. V. A. M. Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Liewellin, Lieut,Col. J. J. Ramsbotham, H. Storey, S.
Lloyd, G. W. Rankin, R. Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.)
Loftus, P. C. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Unlv's.) Strickland, Captain W. F.
Lumley, Capt. L. R. Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)
Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Rayner, Major R. H. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
M'Connell, Sir J. Ropner, Colonel L. Sutcliffe, H.
MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Scot. U.) Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Tasker, Sir R. I.
Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Rowlands, G. Tate, Mavis C.
McKie, J. H. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Meclay, Hon. J. P. Runclman. Rt. Hon. W. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)
Mekins, Brig.-Gen. E. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Touche, G. C.
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury) Train, Sir J.
Markham, S. F. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Tree, A. R. L. F.
Mayhew, Lt-Col. J. Salmon, Sir I. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Salt E. W. Tufnell, Lieut.- Com. R. L.
Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Samuel Sir A. M. (Farnham) Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney) Warrender, Sir V.
Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick) Sanderson, Sir F. B. Wayland, Sir W. A.
Mitcheson, Sir G. G. Sandys, E. D. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R. Sasscon, Rt. Hon. Sir P. Williams, C. (Torquay)
Moreing, A. C. Savery, Servington Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. Scott, Lord William Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Selley, H. R. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cir'nc'st'r) Shakespeare, G. H. Wise, A. R.
Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Womersiey, Sir W. J.
Munro, P. Shepperson, Sir E. W. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H. Shute, Colonel Sir J. J. Wright, Squadron-Leader J. A. C.
Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D.
Orr-Ewing, I. L. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) TELLERS FOR THE AYES—
Palmer, G. E. H. Smith, L. W. (Hallam) Sir George Penny and Lieut.-
Patrick, C. M. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Poake, O. Smithers, Sir W.
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir F. Dyke Graham, D. M. (Hamilton) Montague, F.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Green, W. H. (Deptford) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Adams, D. (Consett) Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Muff, G.
Adamson, W. M. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Noel-Baker, P. J.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V.(H'lsbr.) Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Owen, Major G.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Paling, W.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Parker, J.
Banfield, J. W. Hardie, G. D. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Barnes. A. J. Harris, Sir P. A. Potts, J.
Barr, J. Hayday, A. Price, M. P.
Batey, J. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Pritt, D. N.
Bellenger, F. Hicks, E. G. Qulbell, D. J. K.
Benson. G. Hollins, A. Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Bevan, A. Jagger, J. Ridley, G.
Bromfield, W. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Riley, B.
Brooke, W. John, W. Ritson, J.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Johnston, Rt. Hon. T. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Buchanan, G. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Rothschild, J, A. de
Burke, W. A. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Rawson, G.
Cape, T. Kelly, W. T. Sanders, W. S.
Charleton, H. C. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Seely, Sir H. M.
Chater, D. Kirby, B. V. Sexton, T. M.
Clase, W. S. Lawson, J. J. Shinwell, E.
Cove, W. G. Leach, W. Short, A.
Daggar, G. Leonard, W. Silverman, S. S.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Leslie, J. R. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Logan, D. G. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Lunn, W. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Day, H. Macdonald, G. (Ince) Stephen, C.
Dobble, W. McEntee, V. La T. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) McGhee, H. G. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Ede, J. C. MacLaren, A. Thorne, W.
Edwards, A. (Middlesbrough E.) Maclean, N. Thurtle, E.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwelity) MacNeill, Weir, L. Tinker, J. J.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Mainwaring, W. H. Viant, S. P.
Frankel, D. Mander, G. le M. Walkden, A. G.
Gallacher, W. Marshall, F. Walker, J.
Gardner, B. W. Mathers, G. Watkins, F. C.
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) Maxton, J. Watson, W. McL.
Gibbins, J. Messer, F. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. J. C.
Gibson, R. (Greenock) Mliner, Major J. Welsh, J. C.
Westwood, J. Williams, T. (Don Valley) Young, Sir R. (Newton)
White, H. Graham Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Wilkinson, Ellen Windsor, W. (Hull, C.) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Williams, E. J. (Ogmore) Woods, G. S. (Finsbury) Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Groves.