HC Deb 15 December 1936 vol 318 cc2277-81

May I ask on what date the House will reassemble after the Christmas Recess, and what business is it proposed to take during the week after reassembly.


It will be necessary to ask the House to meet on Tuesday, 19th January—a week earlier than was anticipated. We have lost some days, I am sorry to say.


We are not to blame.


On that, I accept the blame.

On Tuesday, 19th January, we propose to take the Committee stage of the Money Resolutions for Empire Settlement and the Chairmen of Traffic Commissioners (Tenure of Office).

Wednesday, 20th January—Second Reading of the Livestock Industry Bill and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Thursday, 21st January—Second Reading of the Beef and Veal Customs Duties Bill and other Orders.

Friday, 22nd January—Private Members' Bills.

On any day, as opportunity offers, other Orders will be taken, including the Unemployment Assistance (Temporary Provisions) Bill.

I propose on Thursday next to move a Motion to take Private Members' time on Wednesday, 20th January, and on Friday, 12th March. These days, together with Friday, 22nd January, fall to Private Members by reason of the earlier date of meeting after the Christmas Recess and the taking of Private Members' time last Friday. As I have already announced, it is not proposed to take Friday, 22nd January, for Government business, but to give precedence- on that day to the Private Members' Bills which were displaced last Friday. The remaining Fridays selected in connection with the ballot for Private Members' Bills will not be affected, nor will the Wednesdays remaining for Private Members' Motions on and after Wednesday, 27th January. To put it briefly, we intend to keep Private Members' time exactly the same as it would have been under the Standing Orders had the Christmas Recess lasted until 26th January, as was originally intended.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Home Secretary has reported to the Cabinet as to when he is going to introduce the Factories Bill, or must we put down a further question on that subject?


I am afraid I could not answer that question without notice.


How far is it proposed to go to-night in the event of the Eleven o'clock Rule being suspended?


We are moving the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule in order to obtain the Committee stage of the Ways and Means Resolutions on the Order Paper, but we propose to take certain items of exempted business—Import Duties Order No. 31 which relates to rubber aprons and the Clearing Office (Turkey) (No. 2) Order.


Referring to the business to be taken after the Christmas Recess, may I ask the Prime Minister is he not aware that in bringing Scottish Members back here on the earlier date in January he is running a very grave risk of interfering with the consumption of

haggis? Has the right hon. Gentleman never heard of the name of Robert Burns?

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, 267; Noes, 118.

Division No. 42.] AYES. [3.58 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. De Chair, S. S. Jones, H. Haydn (Merioneth)
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. De la Bere, R. Jones, L, (Swansea, W.)
Albery, Sir Irving Denman, Hon. R. D. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. sandeman (B'kn'hd) Denville, Alfred Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.)
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir W. J. (Armagh) Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Dodd, J. S. Lamb, Sir J. O.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Doland, G. F. Lambert, Rt. Hon. G.
Assheton, R. Donner, P. W. Latham, Sir P.
Astor, Major Hon. J. J. (Dover) Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Leckie, J. A.
Astor, Visc'tesa (Plymouth, Sutton) Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Leech, Dr. J. W.
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Atholl, Duchess of Dugdale, Major T. L. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Duggan, H. J. Levy, T.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Duncan, J. A. L. Lewis, O.
Barclay-Harvey, Sir C. M. Dunglass, Lord Liddall, W. S.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Eden, Rt. Hon. A. Liewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J.
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Lloyd, G. W.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Ellis, Sir G. Locker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S.
Beit, Sir A. L. Elliston, Capt. G. S. Loftus, P. C.
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. Elmley, Viscount MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Bernays. R. H. Emery, J. F. MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Scot. U.)
Birchall, Sir J. D. Emmott, C. E. G. C. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. M. (Ross)
Bird, Sir R. B. Entwistle, C. F. Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight)
Blair, Sir R. Errington, E. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Blindell, Sir J. Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Maclay, Hon. J. P.
Bossom, A. C. Everard, W. L. Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J.
Boulton, W. W. Fildes, Sir H. Macquisten, F. A.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir G. E. W. Findlay, Sir E. Magnay, T.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Fleming, E. L. Maitland, A.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Fox, Sir G. W. G. ManninghamBuller. Sir M.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Fremantle. Sir F. E. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Furness, S. N. Markham, S. F.
Bull, B. B. Ganzoni, Sir J. Maxwell, S. A.
Bullock, Capt. M. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J.
Burghley, Lord Gluckstein, L. H. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth)
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Goodman, Col. A. W. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton. E.)
Burton, Col. H. W. Gower, Sir R. V. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)
Butler, R. A. Graham Captain A. C. (Wirral) Moreing, A. C
Campbell, Sir E. T. Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Morris, O. T. (Cardiff, E.)
Cartland, J. R. H. Gridley, Sir A. B. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H.
Carver, Major W. H. Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Morrison. G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)
Cary, R. A. Guy, J. C. M. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cir'nc'str)
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Hacking, Rt. Hon. D. H. Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Hamilton, Sir G. C. Munro, P.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Hanbury, Sir C. Nail, Sir J.
Channon, H. Hannah, I. C. Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Nicolson, Hon. H. G.
Chapman Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Haslam, H. C. (Horncastle) O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh
Christie J. A. Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Palmer, G. E. H.
Clarke Lt-Col R. S. (E. Grinstead) Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Patrick, C. M.
Clydesdale, Marquess of Herbert, Capt. Sir S. (Abbey) Peake, O.
Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon) Perkins, W. R. D.
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Plugge, L. F.
Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Holmes, J. S. Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J. Porritt, R. W.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duft(W'st'r S.G'gs) Hopkinson, A. Pownall, Sir Assheton
Cooper, Rt. Hon. T. M. (E'nburgh.W.) Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir R. S. Radford, E. A.
Courtauld, Major J. S. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Raikes, H. V. A. M.
Courthope, Col. Sir G. L. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Ramsay, Captain A. H. M.
Craddock, Sir R. H. Hudson, R. S. (Southport) Ramsbotham, H.
Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Hunter, T. Rankin, R.
Cross, R. H. Hurd, Sir P. A. Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
Crowder, J. F, E. Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Cruddas, Col. B. Jackson, Sir H. Rayner, Major R. H.
Culverwell, C. T. James, Wing-Commander A. W. Reed, A. C. (Exeter)
Davison, Sir W. H. Jarvis, Sir J. J. Reid, W. Allan (Derby)
Rickards, G. W. (Sklpton) Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U. B'lf'st) Touche, G. C.
Ropner, Colonel L. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D. Train, Sir J.
Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Rowlands, G. Smith, L. W. (Hallam) Turton, R. H.
Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Runciman, Rt. Hon. W. Smithers, Sir W. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe, Ward, Irene (Wallsend)
Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Warrender, Sir V.
Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Southby, Comdr. A. R. J. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Salmon, Sir J. Spender-Clay, Lt.-Cl. Rt. Hn. H. H. Wells, S. R.
Salt, E. W. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham) Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.) Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Sandeman, Sir N. S. Storey, S. Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Sandys, E. D. Stourton, Major Hon. J. J. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P. Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Savery, Servington Strickland, Captain W. F. Withers, Sir J. J.
Scott, Lord William Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Womersley, Sir W. J.
Selley, H. R. Sueter. Rear-Admiral Sir M. F. Wright, Squadron-Leader J. A. C.
Shakespeare, G. H. Sutcliffe, H. Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Tate, Mavis C.
Shepperson, Sir E. W. Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Simmonds, O E. Thomson, Sir J. D. W. Sir George Penny and Lieut. -
Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Tichfield, Marquess of Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Griffiths, J. (Lianelly) Parkinson, J. A.
Adams, D. (Consett) Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Potts, J.
Adamson, W. M. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Price, M. P.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Hardle, G. D. Pritt, D. N.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Harris, Sir P. A. Quibell, D. J. K.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hayday, A. Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Barnes. A. J. Henderson, J. (Ardwlck) Riley, B.
Barr, J, Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Ritson, J.
Batey, J. Holdsworth, H. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Bellenger, F. Hollins, A. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.)
Benson, G. Jagger, J. Rowson, G.
Bromfield, W. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Salter, Dr. A.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Sanders, W. S.
Burke, W. A John, W. Seely, Sir H. M.
Cape, T. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Sexton, T. M.
Cassells, T. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Shinwell, E.
Chater, D. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Short, A.
Cluse W S Kirkwood, D. Simpson, F. B.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Lathan, G. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Cocks, F. S. Lawson, J. J. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Daggar, G. Leach, W. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Dalton, H. Lee, F. Sorensen, R. W.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Leonard, W. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Leslie, J. R. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Day, H. Logan. D. G. Thorne, W.
Dobbie, W. Lunn, W. Thurtle, E.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Tinker, J. J.
Ede, J. C. MacLaren, A. Viant, S. P.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Maclean, N. Walker, J.
Evans, E. (Univ. of Wales) MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Watkins, F. C.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Mainwaring, W. H. Watson, W. McL.
Gallacher, W. Mathers, G. Westwood, J.
Gardner, B. W. Messer, F. White, H. Graham
Garro Jones, G. M. Montague, F. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Gibson, R. (Greenock) Naylor, T. E. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A Noel-Baker, P. J. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Grenfell, D. R. Owen, Major G. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Paling, W.
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Parker, J. TELLERS FOR THE NOES—
Mr. Groves and Mr. Whiteley.
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