HC Deb 07 July 1936 vol 314 cc1034-7

Can the Prime Minister state the business for Thursday, and how far it is proposed to go to-night on the assumption that we suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule?


On Thursday the Colonial Office Vote will be considered in Committee of Supply. We are suspending the Eleven o'Clock Rule tonight as a precautionary measure. We desire to get the Report stage and Third Reading of the Midwives Bill and the Second Reading of the three following Orders: the Old Age Pensions Bill [Lords], the National Health Insurance Bill [Lords] and the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Bill [Lords]. These Bills have come from another place and have been considered by the Joint Select Committee on Consolidation Bills. Afterwards, we shall take the Import Duties Orders which relate to the duty on potatoes.


Is it intended to take the Colonial Office Vote in general, or on

any particular item of Colonial administration?


I understand that it will be taken in general.


Is the Prime Minister in a position to say when he intends to take the Malta Bill?


I am afraid that I cannot answer that question without notice.

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, 233; Noes, 129.

Division No. 273.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Cranborne, Viscount Hellgers, Captain F. F. A.
Agnew, Lieut:-Comdr. P. G. Crooke, J. S. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P.
Albery, Sir I. J. Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan-
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'kn'hd) Cross, R. H. Holdsworth, H.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Crossley, A. C. Holmes, J. S.
Aske, Sir R. W. Crowder, J. F. E. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J.
Assheton, R. Cruddas, Col. B. Howitt, Dr. A. B.
Astor, Visc'tess (Plymouth, Sutton) Culverwell, C. T. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.)
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Davies, Major Sir G. F. (Yeovil) Hudson, R. S. (Southport)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Dawson, Sir P. Hulbert, N. J.
Balfour, Capt. H. H.(Isle of Thanet) De Chair, S. S. Hunter, T.
Barclay-Harvey, Sir C. M. De la Bère, R. Hurd, Sir P. A.
Baxter, A. Beverley Denman, Hon. R. D. James, Wing-Commander A. W.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Jarvis, Sir J. J.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Donner, P. W. Joel, D. J. B.
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Jones, Sir G. W. H. (S'k N'w'gt'n)
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Dower, Capt. A. V. G. Jones, H. Haydn (Merioneth)
Beit, Sir A. L. Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Jones, L. (Swansea, W.)
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) Keeling, E. H.
Bernays, R. H. Dugdale, Major T. L. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Birchall, Sir J. D. Duggan, H. J. Kirkpatrick, W. M.
Blair, Sir R. Duncan, J. A. L. Lamb, Sir J. Q.
Blindell, Sir J. Dunne, P. R. R. Latham, Sir P.
Bossom, A. C. Ellis, Sir G. Leckie, J. A.
Boulton, W. W. Emery, J. F. Leigh, Sir J.
Brass, Sir W. Emmott, C. E. G. C. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Emrys-Evans, P. V. Levy, T.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Entwistle, C. F. Llddall, W. S.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Erskine Hill, A. G. Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Lloyd, G. W.
Bull, B. B. Everard, W. L. Locker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S.
Bullock, Capt. M. Findlay, Sir E. Loftus, P. C.
Burghley, Lord Fox, Sir G. W. G. Lovat-Fraser, J. A.
Burton, Col. H. W. Furness, S. N. Lumley, Capt. L. R.
Butler, R. A. Fyfe, D. P. M. Lyons, A. M.
Campbell, Sir E. T. Ganzoni, Sir J. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Cartland, J. R. H. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Carver, Major W. H. Gluckstein, L. H. M'Connell, Sir J.
Cary, R. A. Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C. McCorquodale, M. S.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Goldie, N. B. MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Scot. U.)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Goodman, Col. A. W. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. M. (Ross)
Channon, H. Gower, Sir R. V. Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight)
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Graham Captain A. C. (Wirral) McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Chorlton, A. E. L. Granville, E. L. McKie, J. H.
Christie, J. A. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Maitland, A.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Greene, W. P. C. (Worcester) Makins, Brig.-Gen. E.
Clarry, Sir Reginald Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Manningham-Buller, Sir M.
Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir G. P. Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Grimston, R. V. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J.
Cook. T. R. A. M. (Norfolk N.) Guest, Hon. I. (Brecon and Radnor) Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth)
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Guinness, T. L. E. B. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.)
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh,W.) Gunston, Capt. D. W. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)
Courthope, Col. Sir G. L. Hannah, I. C. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Tasker, Sir R. I.
Nall, Sir J. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Tate, Mavis C.
Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H. Salmon, Sir I. Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford)
Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Salt, E. W. Titchfield, Marquess of
O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham) Touche, G. C.
Palmer, G. E. H. Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney) Turton, R. H.
Patrick, C. M. Sandeman, Sir N. S. Wakefield, W. W.
Peat, C. U. Sanderson, Sir F. B. Warrender, Sir V.
Perkins, W. R. D. Sandys, E. D. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Peters, Dr. S. J. Scott, Lord William Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Petherick, M. Shakespeare, G. H. Wells, S. R.
Pickthorn, K. W. M. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Pilkington, R. Shepperson, Sir E. W. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Pownall, Sir Assheton Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Radford, E. A. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Ramsbotham, H. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Ramsden, Sir E. Smithers, Sir W. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Wise, A. R.
Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Southby, Comdr. A. R. J. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Reed, A. C. (Exeter) Spears, Brig.-Gen, E. L. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Reid, Sir D. D. (Down) Spender-Clay Lt.-CI. Rt. Hn. H. H.
Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'I'd) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.) Sir George Penny and Lieut.-Colonel
Ropner, Colonel L. Strickland, Captain W. F. Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir F. Dyke Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Potts, J.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Hardle, G. D. Price, M. P.
Adams, D. (Consett) Harris, Sir P. A. Pritt, D. N.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Quibell, D. J. K.
Adamson, W. M. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Hills, A. (Pontefract) Riley, B.
Ammon, C. G. Jagger, J. Ritson, J.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens)
Banfield, J. W. John, W. Rowson, G.
Barnes, A. J. Johnston, Rt. Hon. T. Salter, Dr. A.
Barr, J. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Seely, Sir H. M.
Batey, J. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Sexton, T. M.
Bellenger, F. Kelly, W. T. Shinwell, E.
Benson, G. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Silverman, S. S.
Bromfield, W. Kirby, B. V. Simpson, F. B.
Brooke, W. Lansbury, Rt. Hon. G. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Lathan, G. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Buchanan, G. Lawson, J. J. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Burke, W. A. Lee, F. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Cape, T. Leonard, W. Smith, T. (Normanton)
Cocks, F. S. Leslie, J. R. Sorensen, R. W.
Compton, J. Logan, D. G. Stephen, C.
Cove, W. G. Lunn, W. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Daggar, G. Macdonald, G. (Inca) Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Dalton, H. McGhee, H. G. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) MacLaren, A. Thorne, W.
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Maclean, N. Thurtle, E.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) MacNeill, Weir, L. Tinker, J. J.
Day, H. Mainwaring, W. H. Viant, S. P.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Mander, G. le M. Walker, J.
Ede, J. C. Marklew, E. Watkins, F. C.
Edwards, A. (Middlesbrough E.) Marshall, F. Watson, W. Mcl.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Maxton, J. Welsh, J. C.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Messer, F. Westwood, J.
Frankel, D. Milner, Major J. Wilkinson, E[...]len
Gallacher, W. Montague, F. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Graham, D. M. (Hamilton) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Muff, G. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Grenfell, D. R. Owen, Major G. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Paling, W. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Parker, J.
Groves, T. E. Parkinson, J. A. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Charleton.