HC Deb 25 June 1936 vol 313 cc1965-9

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


On Monday, Conclusion of the Report stage and Third Reading of the Tithe Bill.

Tuesday, and until 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday.—We hope to get the Report stage of the Finance Bill through by 7.30 p.m., in which case we propose to take the Second Reading of the Malta (Letters Patent) [Lords] Bill at that hour.

Thursday.—Report stage and Third Reading of the Education (Scotland) Bill.

Friday.—Third Reading of the Finance Bill.

During the week, as opportunity offers, we have to make progress with certain minor Orders which are on the Paper.


With regard to the Finance Bill, is not one and a-half days a very short time to give to the Report stage? We have already had very considerable difficulty over the Clause dealing with the iron and steel industry, and the Minister indicated that we should have practically a half day for that. There is also a great deal to be cleared up on the educational trusts.


I did express a hope, but it is always very difficult to say what time the House will require on the Report stage of the Finance Bill. It may prove in practice that my expectation will not be realised, but I hope it will.


I take it that the right hon. Gentleman does not expect the Malta (Letters Patent.) Bill to be taken at a late hour?


No, certainly not.


Can the Prime Minister say when the Air Supplementary Vote will be taken, and also whether there will be an Army Supplementary Vote before the House rises?


I received notice of this question only a short time ago, but I have done my best to get the information required, and I hope that it will be as much as my right hon. Friend expects. Supplementary Estimates for the Army and the Air Force will be presented to the House probably during the week after next, but I am not in a position to announce the precise date. The Estimates can, of course, be debated on allotted Supply days, and I have no doubt that when they are available the Opposition will ask that they should be put down on one of the remaining Supply days.


May I ask whether in regard to the Tithe Bill the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been drawn to the demonstration held in Hyde Park; and whether he intends going on with the Bill in view of the tremendous opposition which it has aroused in the country?


My attention was drawn to it. Speaking for myself, I never find that demonstrations of that kind make me inclined to give way.


May I ask a question about the Finance Bill? My right hon. Friend is, no doubt, aware that there was great difficulty in understanding the old Clause 19 of the Bill. We understood that for the Report stage it was intended that a number of friendly Amendments were to be put down by the Treasury. Only some of these have been put down and as the subject matter is extremely complicated, may I ask

that they should all be put down at the earliest possible moment in order to give us an opportunity of studying them.


Of course I have not had an opportunity of looking into it but my right hon. Friend tells me that he hopes to have them on the Paper to-morrow.

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, 230; Noes, 116.

Division No. 249.] AYES. [3.53 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Cruddas, Col. B. Jarvis, Sir J. J.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Culverwell, C. T. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Davison, Sir W. H. Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.)
Albery, Sir I. J. De Chair, S S. Kimball, L.
Allen, Lt.-Col. sir W. J. (Armagh) De la Bère, R. Lamb, Sir J. Q.
Aske, Sir R. W. Denman, Hon. R. D. Latham, Sir P.
Assheton, R. Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Leckie, J. A.
Astor, Visc'tess (Plymouth, Sutton) Dixon, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. Leech, Dr. J. W.
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Dodd, J. S. Lees-Jones, J.
Atholl, Duchess of Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Lindsay, K. M.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Drewe, C. Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Lloyd, G. W.
Barclay-Harvey, Sir C. M. Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) Locker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Dugdale, Major T. L. Loftus, P. C.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Dunglass, Lord Lovat-Fraser, J. A.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Edmondson, Major Sir J. Lyons, A. M.
Belt, Sir A. L. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Bernays, R. H. Ellis, Sir G. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Blair, Sir R. Elliston, G. S. M'Connell, Sir J.
Blindell, Sir J. Emery, J. F. McCorquodale, M. S.
Bossom, A. C. Emmott, C. E. G. C. MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Scot. U.)
Boulton, W. W. Emrys-Evans, P. V. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Entwistle, C. F. McKie, J. H.
Brass, Sir W. Errington, E. Maclay, Hon. J. P.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G, Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Macquisten, F. A.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Everard, W. L. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon H. D. R.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Findlay, Sir E. Markham, S. F.
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Fleming, E. L. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J.
Bull, B. B. Fox, Sir G. W. G. Meller, Sir R. J. (Mitcham)
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Fraser, Capt. Sir I. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth)
Burton, Col. H. W. Fremantle, Sir F. E. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.)
Calne, G. R. Hall. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Carver, Major W. H. Goldie, N. B. Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R.
Cary, R. A. Gower, Sir R. V. Moore-Brabazon. Lt.-Col. J. T. C.
Castlereagh, Viscount Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H.
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)
Cayzer, Sir H. R. (Portsmouth, S.) Grismton, R. V. Morrison, W. S. (Cirencester)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. (Drake) Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Guest, Hon. I. (Brecon and Radnor) Munro, P.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Gulnness, T, L. E. B. Nicolson, Hon. H. G.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Guy, J. C. M. O'Connor, Sir Terence J.
Chorlton, A. E. L. Hacking, Rt. Hon. D. H. Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Hannah, I. C. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Clarry, Sir Reginald Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Palmer, G. E. H.
Clydesdale, Marquess of Hartington, Marquess of Patrick, C. M.
Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir G. P. Haslam, H. C. (Horncastle) Peake, O.
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Peat, C. U.
Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk N.) Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. Perkins, W. R. D.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S.G'gs) Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P. Peters, Dr. S. J.
Cooper, Rt. Hon. T. M. (E'nburgh,W.) Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Petherick, M.
Courtauld, Major J. S. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Pickthorn, K. W. M.
Courthope, Col. Sir G. L. Holmes, J. S. Pilkington, R.
Cranborne, Viscount Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J. Plugge, L. F.
Critchley, A. Horsbrugh, Florence Purbrick, R.
Crooke, J. S. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Ramsden, Sir E.
Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Rankin, R.
Cross, R. H. Hulbert, N. J. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Crossley, A. C. Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H. Reid, Sir D. D. (Down)
Crowder, J. F. E. James, Wing-commander A. W. Reid, W. Allan (Derby)
Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Smithers, Sir W. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Somerset, T. Turton, R. H.
Ropner, Colonel L. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Wakefield, W. W.
Ross, Major Sir R. D. (L'nderry) Southby, Comdr. A. R. J. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Ross, Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde) Ward, Irene (Wallsend)
Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (Wm'l'd) Wardlaw-Milne, Sir J. S.
Runciman, Rt. Hon. W. Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.) Warrender, Sir V.
Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Strauss, H. G. (Norwich) Waterhouse, Captain C.
Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Strickland, Captain W. F. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Salt, E. W. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham) Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Sandeman, Sir N. S. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F. Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Savery, Servington Sutcliffe, H. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Shakespeare, G. H. Tacker, Sir R. I. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Tate, Mavis C. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Shepperson, Sir E. W. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)
Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U, B'lf'st), Touche, G. C. Sir George Penny and Lieut.-
Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Train, Sir J. Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Acland, R. T, D. (Barnstaple) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Pritt, D. N.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Hardie, G. D. Quibell, D. J. K.
Adamson, W. M. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Riley, B.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Ritson, J.
Banfield, J. W. Hills, A. (Pontefract) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Barnes, A. J. Holland, A. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.)
Barr, J. Jagger, J. Rothschild, J. A. de
Batey, J. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Rowson, G.
Bellenger, F. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Salter, Dr. A.
Benson, G. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Seely, Sir H. M.
Bevan, A. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Sexton, T. M.
Buchanan, G. Kelly, W. T. Silkin, L.
Burke, W. A. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Silverman, S. S.
Cape, T. Kirby, B. V. Simpson, F. B.
Charleton, H. C. Lathan, G. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Chater, D. Lawson, J. J. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Cluse, W. S. Leach, W. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Lee, F. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Cove, W. G. Leonard, W. Smith, T. (Normanton)
Daggar, G. Leslie, J. R. Sorensen, R. W.
Dalton, H. Lunn, W. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) McGhee, H. G. Thorne, W.
Day, H. McGovern, J. Thurtle, E.
Dobbie, W. MacLaren, A. Tinker, J. J.
Ede, J. C. MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Viant, S. P.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) MacNeill, Weir, L. Walker, J.
Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Mander, G. le M. Watkins, F. C.
Evans, E. (Univ. of Wales) Marklew, E. Watson, W. McL.
Frankel, D. Marshall, F. Westwood, J.
Gallacher, W. Maxton, J. White, H. Graham
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Montague, F. Wilkinson, Ellen
Gibbins, J. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Owen, Major G. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Paling, W. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Grenfell, D. R. Parkinson, J. A. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Groves, T. E. Potts, J. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Price, M. P. Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Mathers.

Question put, and agreed to.