HC Deb 07 May 1936 vol 311 cc1884-7

May I ask the Prime Minister three questions: first, what will be the business for next week; second, when will the Finance Bill be available; and, third, what Orders it is proposed to take to-day if the Motion for the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule is carried?


The Finance Bill will, I hope, be available early next week. The Orders which we hope to take to-night are the first four Orders on the Paper. We also want to get the Midwives (Money) Report, but that is exempted business.

The business for next week will be as follows:

Monday.—Committee stage of the two Bills, the Second Readings of which we hope to get to-day, namely, the Special Areas Reconstruction (Agreement) Bill, and the Civil List Bill; Report stage of the Navy Supplementary Estimate, to which we devoted a whole day this week; and the Second Reading of the Hours of Employment (Conventions) Bill from another place.

Tuesday.—Report and Third Reading of the Employment of Women and Young Persons Bill. We hope to make further progress with the Special Areas Reconstruction (Agreement) Bill and the Civil List Bill.

Wednesday.—Second Reading of the Tithe Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution.

Thursday.—Supply; Committee (6th allotted day), Class 6, Votes 2 and 3. The subjects to be discussed will be the Mercantile Marine services and assistance to British Shipping.

Friday.—Private Members' Bills.

On any day, if three is time, other business will be taken, including Motions to approve three Additional Import Duties Orders, Numbers 8, 9 and 10.


May I ask the Prime Minister, with regard to Monday's business, to bear in mind that the Report stage of the Navy Supplementary Estimate may require some time, as there were a number of questions put this week to which we received no reply.


Is Thursday's business the Board of Trade Vote?


I am sorry I have not a note of the Department, but I assume that it is. It is Class 6, Votes 2 and 3, and, as the subject is the Mercantile Marine and assistance to British shipping, I assume that it is the Board of Trade Vote.


May we not discuss the Minister's salary?


These are the subjects for which we have been asked.


The point I am trying to get at is whether the Minister's salary will be open for discussion on that particular Supply Day?


I do not think so; I am afraid that I shall want notice of that question.

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, 258; Noes, 109.

Division No. 168.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Courthope, Col. Sir G. L. Hanbury, Sir C.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Craven-Ellis, W. Hannah, I. C.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Crooke, J. S. Hannon, Sir P. J. H.
Albery, I. J. Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Harris, Sir P. A.
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir W. J. (Armagh) Cross, R. H. Harlington, Marquess of
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Crossley, A. C. Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Crowder, J. F. E. Hellgers, Captain F. F. A.
Aske, Sir R. W. Cruddas, Col. B. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P.
Assheton, R. Davies, Major G. F. (Yeovil) Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan
Astor, Visc'tess (Plymouth, Sutton) Davison, Sir W. H. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) De Chair, S. S. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon)
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley De la Bère, R. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Donner, P. W. Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Hudson, R. S. (Southport)
Balniel, Lord Dower, Capt. A. V. G. Hume, Sir G. H.
Baxter, A. Beverley Drewe, C. Hunter. T.
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Hurd, Sir P. A.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Dugdale, Major T. L. Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H.
Bennett, Capt. Sir E. N. Duggan, H. J. Jackson, Sir H.
Bernays, R. H. Duncan, J. A. L. Joel, D. J. B.
Birchall, Sir J. D. Dunglass, Lord Jones, L. (Swansea, W.)
Bird, Sir R. B. Dunne, P. R. R. Keeling, E. H.
Blair, Sir R. Eckersley, P. T. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Bossom, A. C. Eden, Rt. Hon. A. Kerr, J. G. (Scottish Universities)
Bowater, Col. Sir T. Vanslttart Edge, Sir W. Kimball, L.
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Kirkpatrick, W. M.
Bowyer, Capt. Sir G. E. W. Ellis, Sir G. Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F.
Brass, Sir W. Elmley, Viscount Lamb, Sir J. Q.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Emmott, C. E. G. C. Lambert, Rt. Hon. G.
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Emrys Evans, P. V. Latham, Sir P.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Entwistle, C. F. Leckie, J. A.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Leech, Dr. J. W.
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Bull, B. B. Everard, W. L. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L.
Bullock, Capt. M. Flides, Sir H. Lindsay, K. M.
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Findlay, Sir E. Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J.
Burton, Col. H. W. Fox, Sir G. W. G. Lloyd, G. W.
Campbell, Sir E. T. Fraser, Capt. Sir I. Loftus, P. C.
Cartland, J. R. H. Ganzonl, Sir J. Lovat-Fraser, J. A.
Carver, Major W. H. George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) Lyons, A. M.
Cary, R. A. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Cautley, Sir H. S. Gledhill, G. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Gluckstein, L. H. MacDonald, Rt. Hn. J. R. (Scot. U.)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. M. (Ross)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Goldle, N. B. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Channon, H. Goodman, Col. A. W. McKie, J. H.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Gower, Sir R. V. Maclay, Hon. J. P.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Macmillan, H. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Chorlton, A. E. L. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J.
Clarke, F. E. Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Magnay, T.
Clarry, Sir Reginald Gridley, Sir A. B. Maitland, A.
Collins, Rt. Hon. Sir G. P. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Makins, Brig.-Gen. E.
Colville, Lt.-Col. D. J. Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Mander, G. le M.
Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Grimston, R. V. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Guinness, T. L. E. B. Markham, S. F.
Cooper, Rt. Hn, A. Duff (W'st'r S.G'gs) Gunston, Capt. D. W. Mason, Lt.-Col. Hon. G. K. M.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Guy, J. C. M. Maxwell, S. A.
Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Rothschild, J. A. de Sutcliffe, H.
Mills, Sir F. (Layton, E.) Rowlands, G. Tasker, Sir R. I.
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R. Runclman, Rt. Hon. W. Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford)
Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Thomson, Sir J. D. W.
Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Titchfield, Marquess of
Morrison, W S. (Cirencester) Salmon, Sir I. Touche, G. C.
Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham) Train, Sir J.
Munro, P. Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney) Tree, A. F. L. F.
Nall, Sir J. Sandeman, Sir N. S. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H. Sanderson, Sir F. B. Tufnell, Lieut.-Com. R. L.
Nicolson, Hon. H. G Sandys, E. D. Turton, R. H.
Orr-Ewing, I. L. Savery, Servington Wakefield, W. W
Palmer, G. E. H. Scott, Lord William Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Patrick, C. M. Seely, Sir H. M. Wallace, Captain Euan
Perkins, W. R. D. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Ward, Irene (Wallsend)
Peters, Dr. S. J. Shute, Colonel Sir J. J. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Pickthorn, K. W. M. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's) Wayland, Sir W. A.
Pilkington, R. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Wells, S. R.
Plugge, L. F. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) White, H. Graham
Ponsonby, Col. C. E. Smithers, Sir W. Wickham, Lt -Col. E. T. R.
Perritt, R. W. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Procter, Major H. A. Southby, Comdr. A. R. J. Williams, H. G. (Croydon. S.)
Ramsden, Sir E. Spender-Clay, Lt.-Cl. Rt. Hn. H. H. Windsor-Clive. Lieut.-Colonel G.
Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd) Wise, A. R.
Rawson, Sir Cooper Stourton, Hon. J. J. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Reid, W. Allan (Derby) Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.) Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.) Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)
Robinson, J. F. (Blackpool) Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Ropner, Colonel L. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F. Sir George Penny and Lieut.-Colonel
Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Adams, D. (Consett) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Potts, J.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Price, M. P.
Adamson, W. M. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Hills, A. (Pontefract) Ritson, J.
Ammon, C. G. Holland, A. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hollins, A. Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens)
Banfield, J. W. Jagger, J. Rowson, G.
Barnes, A. J. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Sexton, T. M.
Barr, J. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Shinwell, E.
Batey, J. John, W. Short, A.
Bellenger, F. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Silkin, L.
Benson, G. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Silverman, S. S.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Kelly, W. T. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Burke, W. A. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Cape, T. Kirby, B. V. Sorensen, R. W.
Chater, D. Lathan, G. Stephen, C.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Lawson, J. J. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Cocks, F. S Leach, W. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Daggar, G. Lee, F. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Leonard, W. Thorne, W.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Logan, D. G. Thurtle, E.
Day, H. Lunn, W. Tinker, J. J.
Ede, J. C. Macdonald, G. (Ince) Viant, S. P.
Edwards, A. (Middlesbrough E.) McGhee, H. G. Walker, J.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) McGovern, J. Watkins, F. C.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. MacLaren, A. Watson, W. McL.
Frankel, D. MacNeill, Weir, L. Welsh, J. C.
Gallacher, W. Marklew, E. Westwood, J.
Gardner, B. W. Maxton, J. Whiteley, W.
Garro-Jones, G. M. Messer, F. Wilkinson, Ellen
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Montague, F. Williams, D. (Swansea, E.)
Graham, D. M. (Hamilton) Morrison, R C. (Tottenham, N.) Williams. E. J. (Ogmore)
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Muff, G. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Oliver, G. H. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Paling, W. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Groves, T. E. Parkinson, J. A.
Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Mr. Charleton and Mr. Mathers.

Bill read a Second time.