HC Deb 26 November 1936 vol 318 cc564-7

Can the Prime Minister tell us the business for next week, and also for what purpose he is proposing the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule to-night?


We are suspending the Eleven o'Clock Rule for the Public Order Bill. It is the second day in Committee, and we desire to finish the Committee stage and to take afterwards what is exempted business, the Italian Clearing Office Order. With regard to the business for next week:

Monday: Committee stage of the Trunk Roads Bill and of the Money Resolution relating to Chairmen of Traffic Commissioners (Tenure of office).

Tuesday: Consideration of the Merchant Shipping (Carriage of Munitions to Spain) Bill. We decided to take that Bill on Tuesday instead of Monday as originally arranged, as it was intimated to us that it would be for the greater convenience of the House. It must be understood that the Government will ask the House to pass the Bill through all its stages on that day, in view of its urgency.

Wednesday: Private Members' Motions.

Thursday: Second Reading of the Railway Freights Rebates Bill, which is expected to be received from another place early next week; and the concluding stages of the Trunk Roads Bill.

Friday: Private Members' Bills.

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


Will the right hon. Gentleman be prepared to give an early day for the discussion of the Motion on the Unemployment Assistance Regulations which is on the Paper in the name of my right hon. Friend the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood) and myself?— That, being opposed to any action calculated to intensify the appalling distress prevailing in many parts of the country, this House is of opinion that the Unemployment Assistance (Determination of Need) Regulations, in so far as they will involve reductions in existing allowances, should be suspended.


I have only just received notice of the question. It is not an easy matter. We had an opportunity on the Address of debating this matter. We have a lot of urgent business to do, and we have not taken any Private Members' time. If the right hon. Gentleman would be good enough to consult the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, I should be very much obliged to him.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the unanimous feeling of opposition against the new Regulations in South Wales, even among members of Conservative clubs? It applies, I think, to almost every Special Area in the country.


In view of the fact that the House is not yet in possession of the terms of the Bill dealing with the transport of munitions to Spain, can the

Prime Minister say whether it would be possible to submit an Amendment to that Bill which would bring the ports of Portugal within its purview


MINISTER: The Bill will be in the hands of hon. Members to-morrow. It is a very short Bill, but with regard to what will be in order, I am not in a position to answer. That matter rests with the Chair.

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, 223; Noes, 103.

Division No. 17.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Denman, Hon. R. D. Lambert, Rt. Hon. G.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Denville, Alfred Law, Sir A. J. (High Peak)
Albery, Sir Irving Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Leckie, J. A.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Dorman-Smith, Major R. H. Leech, Dr. J. W.
Apsley, Lord Dower, Capt. A. V. G. Lees-Jones, J.
Assheton, R. Drewe, C. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Atholl, Duchess of Duckworth, G. A. V (Salop) Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Duckworth. W. R. (Moss Side) Levy, T.
Balneil, Lord Dugdale, Major T. L. Lewis, O.
Barclay-Harvey, Sir C. M. Duggan, H. J. Liddall, W. S.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Dunglass, Lord Liewellin, Lieut.-Col, J. J.
Belt, Sir A. L. Eckersley, P. T. Lloyd, G. W.
Bernays, R. H. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Loftus, P. C.
Bird, Sir R. B. Ellis, Sir G. Lycns, A. M.
Blair Sir R. Elfiston, G. S. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Boulton, W. W Elmley, Viscount MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Boyce, H. Leslie Emmott, C. E. G. C. MacDonald Rt. Hn. J. R. (Scot. D.)
Brass, Sir W. Emrys-Evans, P. V. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. M. (Ross)
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Elides, Sir H. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Findlay, Sir E. Markham, S. F.
Bull, B. B. Fleming, E. L. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J.
Bullock, Capt. M. Foot, D. M. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth)
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mills, Sir F. (Layton, E.)
Burton, Col. H. W. Gledhill, G. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)
Campbell, Sir E. T. Goldie, N. B. Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick)
Cartland, J. R. H. Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Moore, Lieut.-Col. T. C. R.
Castlereagh, Viscount Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Morgan, R. H.
Caralet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Morrls-Jones, Dr. J. H.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir A. (Br.W.) Gridley, Sir A. B. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Unly's.)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cir'nc'st'r)
Channon, H. Grimston, R. V. Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Gritten, W. G. Howard Munro, P.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Hannah, I. C. Neven-Spence, Maj. B. H. H.
Christie, J. A. Harbord, A. O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh
Clydesdale, Marquess of Harris, Sir P. A. Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G.
Colfox, Major W. P. Harvey, Sir G. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Hasiam, H. C. (Horncastie) Owen, Major G.
Cook, T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Hasiam, Sir J. (Bolton) Palmer, G. E. H.
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Hellgers, Captain F. F. A. Peat, C. U.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff(W'st'r S.G'gs) Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P. Penny, Sir G.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh,W.) Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan. Perkins, W. R. D.
Cradcock, Sir R. H. Hepworth, J. Peters, Dr. S. J.
Cranhorne, Viscount Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Petherick, M.
Craven-Ellis, W. Herbert, Capt. Sir S. (Abbey) Pickthorn, K. W. M.
Crooke, J. S. Holdsworth, H. PlIkington, R.
Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J. Piugge, L. F.
Crossley, A. C. Hopkinson, A. Ponsonhy, Col. C. E.
Crowder, J. F. E. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Pownall, Sir Assheton
Cruddas, Col. B. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Furbrick, R.
Culverwell, C, T. Hulbert, N. J. Raikes, H. V. A. M.
Davison, Sir W. H. Jackson, Sir H. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Dawson, Sir P. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
De Chair, S. S. Kimball, L. Reed, A. C. (Exeter)
De la Bere, R. Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F. Reid, W. Allen (Derby)
Ropner, Colonel L. Smithers, Sir W. Train, Sir J.
Rothschild, J. A. de Somerset. T. Tree, A. R. L. F.
Rowlands, G. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Russell, A. West (Tynemouth) Spens, W. P. Ward, Irene (Walisend)
Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde) Wardiaw-Milne, Sir J. S.
Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.) Warrender. Sir V.
Salmon, Sir I. Storey, S. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Salt, E. W. Stourton, Major Hon. J. J. Wells, S. R.
Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham) Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.) White, H. Graham
Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney) Strauss. H. G. (Norwich) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Sandeman, Sir N. S. Strickland, Captain W. F. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Sanderson, Sir F. B. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw`h) Wise, A. R.
Sandys, E. D. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Womersley, Sir W. J.
Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Savery, Servington Sutcliffe, H. Wright, Squadron-Leader J. A. C.
Seely, Sir H. M. Tasker, Sir R. I. Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Selley, H. R. Tate, Mavis C.
Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Simmonds, O. E. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.) Lieut.-Colonel Sir A. Lambert
Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Titchfield, Marquess of Ward and Commander Southby.
Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Touche, G. C.
Adams, D. (Consett) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Potts, J.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Hayday, A. Pritt, U. N.
Adamson, W. M. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Richards. R. (Wrexham)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'isbr.) Hollins, A. Riley, B.
Ammon, C. G. Jagger, J. Kitson, J.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Jenkins, Sir W. (Reath) Rowson, G.
Banfleid, J. W. John, W. Salter, Dr. A.
Barnes, A. J. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Sanders, W. S.
Barr, J. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Sexton, T. M.
Batey, J. Kelly, W. T. Shinwell, E.
Bellenger, F. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Short, A.
Benson. G. Kirby, B. V. Silverman, S. S.
Brooke, W. Kirkwood, D. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Lathan, G. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Buchanan, G. Lawson, J. J. Sorensen, R. W.
Burke, W. A. Leach, W. Stephen, C.
Charleton, H. C. Lee, F. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Chater, D. Leslie, J. R. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Cluse, W. S. Logan, D. G. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Daggar, G. Lunn, W. Thorne, W.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Macdonald, G. (ince) Thurtle, E.
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) McEntee, V. La T. Tinker, J. J.
Day, H. McGhee, H. G. Walkden, A. G.
Dobble, W. MacLaren, A. Watkins, F. C.
Dunn, E. (Rather Valley) Maclean, N. Watson, W. McL.
Ede, J. C. Marshall, F. Welsh, J. C
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Mathers, G. Wilkinson, Ellen
Gallacher, W. Montague, F. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Gardner, B. W. Morrison, Rt. Hn. H. (Ha'kn'y, S.) Williams. T. (Don Valley)
Garro Jones, G. M. Noel-Baker, P. J. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Gibbins, J. Paling, W. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Parker, J. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Griffiths, J. (Lianelly) Parkinson, J. A.
Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Groves