HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2318-23

May I ask the Deputy-Leader of the House what the business will be for next week; may I assume that time will be given for a debate on Foreign Affairs if matters arise upon which the opinion of the House should be taken; and may I also ask the date of the Budget?


On Monday, it is proposed to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on first going into Committee of Supply on the Navy Estimates, and to consider Votes A, 1, 10, 2, 13, 14 and 15 in Committee.

On Tuesday it is proposed to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on first going into Committee of Supply on the Air Estimates and to consider Votes A, 1, 4, 3 and 8 in Committee.

Wednesday: Private Members' Motions.

Thursday: Report stage of the Navy, Army and Air Estimates, which it is hoped to obtain in time to allow the Third Reading of the British Shipping Bill to be moved at a reasonable hour.

Friday Private Members' Bills.

It is also proposed on Monday and on Tuesday to take the Report stage of the Supplementary Estimates which were considered in Committee on Thursday, 27th February.

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

The Prime Minister has already informed the House that should circumstances require, arrangements will be made for a Debate on the foreign situation next week.

The CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer will open his Budget on Tuesday, 21st April.


May I ask the Deputy-Leader of the House what business it is intended to take, if the Motion (Business of the House) standing in the name of the Prime Minister is carried to-day?


After the Motion for the appointment of the Select Committee to consider the Civil List, which will come first, we shall consider the Army Estimates. We are suspending the Eleven o'clock Rule in order to obtain all the necessary Army Votes which are on the Paper. We also propose to consider the Motion to approve the Irish Free State (Special Duties) (No. 1) Order which is exempted business. This Order must be approved by Monday, 16th March.


Is it to be understood from the reply of the Home Secretary that it is not proposed to take the Air Navigation [Money] Order, which stands on the Paper in the name of the Financial Secretary?


No, Sir.

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)."— [Sir J. Simon.]

The House divided: Ayes, 260; Noes, 123.

Division No. 94.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Bullock, Capt. M. Davison, Sir W. H.
Albery, I. J. Burgin, Dr. E. L. Dawson, Sir P.
Alexander, Brig.-Gen. Sir W. Butler, R. A. De Chair, S. S.
Allen, Lt.-Col. J. Sandeman (B'kn'hd) Campbell, Sir E. T. De la Bère, R.
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir. W. J. (Armagh) Cartland, J. R. H. Denman, Hon. R. D.
Amery, Rt. Hon. L. C. M. S. Carver, Major W. H. Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Cary, R. A. Dodd, J. S.
Apsley, Lord Castlereagh, Viscount Donner, P. W.
Asks, Sir R. W. Cautley, Sir H. S. Dorman-Smith, Major R. H.
Assheton, R. Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Dower, Capt. A. V. G.
Astor, Major Hon. J. J. (Dover) Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Drewe, C.
Astor, Visc'tess (Plymouth, Sutton) Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop)
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Channon, H. Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Christie, J. A. Dugdale, Major T. L.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Duggan. H. J.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M. Clarke, F. E. Duncan, J. A. L.
Baxter, A. Beverley Clydesdale, Marquess of Dunglass, Lord
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Cobb, Sir C. S. Eales, J. F.
Belt, Sir A. L. Colfox, Major W. P. Eckersley, P. T.
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. Colville, Lt.-Col. D. J. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E.
Bernays, R. H. Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk N.) Ellis, Sir G.
Birchall, Sir J. D. Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Elmley, Viscount
Blair, Sir R. Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff(W'st'r S. G'gs) Emmett, C. E. G. C.
Blaker, Sir R. Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'burgh, W.) Emrys-Evans, P. V.
Blindell, Sir J. Courthope, Cot. Sir G. L. Erskine Hill, A. G.
Bossom, A. C. Craddock, Sir R. H. Evans, D. O. (Cardigan)
Boulton, W. W. Critchiey, A. Everard, W. L.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir G. E. W. Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Findlay, Sir E.
Boyce, H. Leslie Crooke, J. S. Foot, D. M.
Brass, Sir W. Cross, R. H. Fox, Sir G. W. G.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Crossley, A. C. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. At. Hon. Sir J.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Crowder, J. F. E. Gledhill, G.
Brown, Col. D. C. (Hexham) Cruddas, Col. B. Gluckstein, L. H.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Culverwell, C. T. Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C.
Bull, B. B. Davies, Major G. F. (Yeovil) Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral)
Granville, E. L. Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J. Sandys, E. D.
Gretton, Col, Rt. Hon. J. Makins, Brig.-Gen. E. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P.
Gridley, Sir A. B. Mander, G. le M. Savery, Servington
Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Scott, Lord William
Grimston, R. V. Markham, S. F. Seely, Sir H. M.
Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E. (Drake) Mason, Lt.-Col. Hon. G. V. M. Shakespeare, G. H.
Guinness, T. L. E. B. Maxwell, S. A. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree)
Gunston, Capt. D. W. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Shaw, Captain W. T. (Forfar)
Hamilton, Sir G. C. Meller, Sir R. J. (Mitcham) Shepperson, Sir E. W.
Hanbury, Sir C. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Hannah, I. C. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)
Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick) Smithers, Sir W.
Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe)
Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.) Morrison, W. S. (Cirencester) Southby, Comdr. A. R. J.
Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L.
Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon) Munro, P. Spender-Clay, Lt.-Cl. Rt. Hn. H. H.
Holdsworth, H. Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Holmes, J. S. Orr-Ewing, I. L. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd)
Howitt, Dr. A. B. Palmer, G. E. H. Stourton, Hon. J. J.
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Patrick, C. M. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Hulbert, N. J. Percy, Rt. Hon. Lord E. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Hunter, T. Perkins, W. R. D. Stuart, Han. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Jackson, Sir H. Peters, Dr. S. J. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
James, Wing-Commander A. W. Petherick, M. Tasker, Sir R. I.
Jarvis, Sir J. J. Pilkington, R. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)
Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.) Ponsonby, Col. C. E. Thomson, Sir J. D. W.
Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Raikes, H. V. A. M. Touche, G. C.
Kimball, L. Ramsay, Captain A. H. M. Train, Sir J.
Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F. Ramsbotham, H. Tree, A. R. L. F.
Lamb, Sir J. Q. Ramsden, Sir E. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Rankin, R. Tufnell, Lieut.-Com. R. L.
Law, R. K. (Hull, S.W.) Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Turton, R. H.
Leckie, J. A. Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Wakefield, W. W.
Leech, Dr. J. W. Rawson, Sir Cooper Wallace, Captain Euan
Lees, Jones, J. Rayner, Major R. H. Ward, Irene (Wallsend)
Leigh, Sir J. Reed, A. C. (Exeter) Wardlaw Milne, Sir J. S.
Leighton, Major B. E. P. Reid, Sir D. D. (Down) Warrender, Sir V.
Levy, T. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Waterhouse, Captain C.
Lewis, O. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.) Wayland, Sir W A.
Lindsay, K. M. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Wells, S. R.
Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J. Ropner, Colonel L. White, H. Graham
Lloyd, G. W. Ross, Major Sir R. D. (L'derry) Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Loftus, P. C. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Lumley, Capt. L. R. Rothschild, J. A. de Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Lyons, A. M. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Runclman. Rt. Hon. W. Womersley, Sir W. J.
MacAndrew, Lt.-Col. Sir C. G. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
MacDonald, Rt. Hon M. (Ross) Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Macdonald, Capt. P, (Isle of Wight) Salmon, Sir I.
McEwen, Capt. H. J. F. Salt, E. W. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
McKie, J. H. Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham) Sir George Penny and Lieut.-
Maclay, Hon. j. P. Sanderson, Sir F. B. Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Adams, D. (Consett) Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Lansbury, Rt. Hon. G.
Adamson, W. M. Evans, E. (Univ. of Wales) Lathan, G.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Lawson, J. J.
Ammon, C. G. Gallacher, W. Leach, W.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Gardner, B. W. Lee, F.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Garro-Jones, G. M. Leonard, W.
Banfield, J. W. Graham, D. M. (Hamliton) Logan, D. G.
Barnes, A. J. Green, W. H. (Deptford) Macdonald, G. (Ince)
Batey, J. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. McGhee, H. G.
Bellenger, F. Grenfell, D. R. MacLaren, A.
Benson, G. Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Maclean, N.
Bevan, A Groves, T. E. MacMillan, M. (Western Isles)
Broad, F. A. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) MacNeill, Weir, L.
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Mainwaring, W. H.
Burke, W. A. Hardie, G. D. Marklew, E.
Cluse, W. S. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Mathers, G.
Cocks, F. S. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Maxton, J.
Cove, W. G. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Messer, F.
Daggar, G. Holland, A. Milner, Major J.
Dalton, H. Hollins, A. Montague, F.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Hopkin, D. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Ha'ka'y, S.)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd) Jagger, J. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Muff, G.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) John, W. Naylor, T. E.
Day, H. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Oliver, G. H.
Dobble, W. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Paling, W.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Kelly, W. T. Parker, H. J. H.
Ede, J. C. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Edwards, A. (Middlesbrough E.) Kirby, B. V. Potts, J.
Price, M. P. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (k'ly) Watkins, F C.
Quibell, J. D. Smith, T. (Normanton) Watson, W. McL.
Richards, R. (Wrexham) Sorensen, R. W. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. J. C.
Ritson, J. Stephen, C. Westwood, J.
Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens) Stewart, W. J. (Htght'n-le-Sp'ng) Wilkinson, Ellen
Rawson, G. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Salter, Dr. A. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth) Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Sanders, W. S. Thorne, W. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Sexton, T. M. Thurtle, E. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Silverman, S. S. Tinker, J. J. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Simpson, F. B. Viant, S P.
Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe) Walkden, A. G. TELLERS FOR THE NOES—
Smith, E. (Stoke) Walker, J. Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Charleton.

Question put, and agreed to.