HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1077-81
Mr. Attlee

Has the Prime Minister any statement to make on the Business for next week, and will he also tell us how far he proposes to go to-day in the event of the 11 o'Clock Rule being suspended?

The Prime Minister

We are suspending the 11 o'Clock Rule for the Second Reading of the Maternity Services (Scotland) Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution for that Bill, and the Second Reading of the Harbours, Piers and Ferries (Scotland) Bill. We would like to obtain Orders 3 to 7, which deal with Unemployment Assistance and grants to Local Authorities, and the two Orders with regard to the India and Burma (Existing Laws) Bill and the East India (Loans) Report Stage. These Orders are of a minor character, and I do not think they can be called controversial. The Business for next week is as follows:

Monday: Second Reading of the Merchant Shipping Bill; and Committee stage of the British Shipping (Continuance of Subsidy) Money Resolution.

Tuesday: Second Reading of the Regency Bill. I may say that the Regency Bill will be in the Vote Office this evening. Second Reading of the Public Works Loans Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Committee stage of the Empire Settlement Bill; Committee stage of the Chairmen of Traffic Commissioners Money Resolution; and Report stage of the British Shipping (Continuance of Subsidy) Money Resolution.

Wednesday: Private Members'Motions.

Thursday: Committee stage and Third Reading of the Regency Bill; Second Reading of the British Shipping (Continuance of Subsidy) Bill; and the Committee stage of the Statutory Salaries Money Resolution.

Friday: Private Members' Bills.

During the week, as opportunity offers, other Orders may be taken.

Sir P. Harris

Can the Prime Minister give any indication as to when the Factories Bill is likely to be introduced? Does he realise that it is a very lengthy Bill, and that if it is not introduced early, the prospects of it getting through will be limited?

The Prime Minister

We hope that it will be in the hands of hon. Members by the middle of next week, and we are very anxious to get it through the Second Reading because, as the hon. Baronet said, it is a very lengthy Bill.

Mr. Batey

Can the Prime Minister say when we may expect the Special Areas Bill which was promised?

The Prime Minister

I hope that will not be long, but I cannot give any precise time yet. Perhaps the hon. Member will ask next week.

Mr. Batey

As the Bill was promised for January, may we expect it in February?

The Prime Minister

My information is that such an undertaking was not given.

Mr. Batey

The Minister of Labour, speaking outside the House, said so, and that is why I withdrew my Amendment

Division No. 57.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Erskine-Hill, A. G. Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Munro, P.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Fremantle, Sir F. E. Nail, Sir J.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Furness, S. N. Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Ganzoni, Sir J. O'Connor, Sir Terence J.
Assheton, R. George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G. A.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Palmer, G. E. H.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Gluokstein, L. H. Patrick, C. M.
Barclay-Harvey, Sir C. M. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Peaks, O.
Barrie, Sir C. C. Gridley, Sir A. B. Peters, Dr. S. J.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Petherick, M.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Grimston, R. V. Plugge, Capt. L. F.
Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Guy, J. C. M. Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Hanbury, Sir C. Procter, Major H. A.
Blair, Sir R. Hannah, I. C. Ramsay, Captain A. H. M.
Blindell, Sir J. Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Ramsbotham, H.
Boulton, W. W. Harris, Sir P. A. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Haslam, H. C. (Horncastle) Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
Boyce, H. Leslie Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Rawson, Sir Cooper
Braithwaite, Major A. N. Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Rayner, Major R. H.
Brass, Sir W. Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Reed, A. C. (Exeter)
Brocklebank, C. E. R. Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.) Reid, Sir D. D. (Down)
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Reid, W. Allan (Derby)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon) Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Holmes, J. S. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.)
Bull, B. B. Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J. Ropner, Colonel L.
Bullock, Capt. M. Hopkinson, A. Rothschild, J. A. de
Burgin, Dr. E. L. Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L. Rowlands, G.
Butler, R. A. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Russell, A. West (Tynemouth)
Caine, G. R. Hall- Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Salmon, Sir I.
Campbell, Sir E. T. Hunter, T. Samuel, Sir A. M. (Farnham)
Cartland, J. R. H. Jackson, Sir H. Samuel, M. R. A. (Putney)
Carver, Major W. H. James, Wing-Commander A. W. H. Sandeman, Sir N. S.
Cary, R. A. Keeling, E. H. Sandys, E. D.
Castlereagh, Viscount Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose) Savery, Servington
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.) Scott, Lord William
Channon, H. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Selley, H. R.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Lamb, Sir J. Q. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree)
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Chorlton, A. E. L. Law, Sir A. J. (High Peak) Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Clarke, Lt.-Col. R. S. (E. Grinstead) Leckie, J. A. Sinclair, Col. T. (Queen's U. B'lf'st)
Clydesdale, Marquess of Leech, Dr. J. W. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D.
Colfox, Major W. P. Leigh, Sir J. Smith, L. W. (Hallam)
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S.G'gs) Lewis, O. Somerset, T.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Crooke, J. S. Lloyd, G. W. Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Cross, R. H. Locker-Lampson, Comdr, O. S. Spears, Brigadier-General E. L.
Crowder, J. F. E. Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Spender-Clay, Lt.-CI. Rt. Hn. H. H.
Culverwell, C. T. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Davies, Major Sir G. F. (Yeovil) MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Davison, Sir W. H. M'Connell, Sir J. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd)
Donner, P. W. MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Scot. U.) Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Duckworth, G. A. V. (Salop) Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Storey, S.
Dugdale, Major T. L. McKie, J. H. Stourton, Major Hon. J. J.
Duggan, H. J. Maclay, Hon. J. P. Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.)
Duncan, J. A. L. Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Dunglass, Lord Macquisten, F. A. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Dunne, P. R. R. Makins, Brig.-Gen. E. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Edge, Sir W. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Sutcliffe, H.
Edmondson, Major Sir J. Mason, Lt.-Col. Hon. G. K. M. Titchfield, Marquess of
Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Touche, G. C.
Elliston, Capt. G. S. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Train, Sir J.
Emmott, C. E. G. C. Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick) Tree, A. R. L. F.
Emrys-Evans, P. V. Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Entwistle, C. F. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Errington, E. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)

to the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill. May we expect the Bill in February?

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, 213; Noes, 87.

Warrender, Sir V. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Waterhouse, Captain C. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Wayland, Sir W. A. Womersley, Sir W. J. Sir George Penny and Lieut.-
Wedderburn, H. J. S. Wright, Squadron-Leader J. A. C. Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward.
White, H. Graham Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Hollins, A. Riley, B.
Adamson, W. M. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Ritson, J.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) John, W. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.)
Ammon, C. G. Johnston, Rt. Hon. T. Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Rowson, G.
Batey, J. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Salter, Dr. A.
Bellenger, F. J. Kelly, W. T. Sanders, W. S.
Benson, G. Lathan, G. Shinwell, E.
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Lawson, J. J. Short, A.
Charleton, H. C. Lee, F. Simpson, F. B.
Chater, D. Leonard, W. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Logan, D. G. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Day, H. McGhee, H. G. Sorensen, R. W.
Dobbie, W. Maclean, N. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Ede, J. C. Mainwaring, W. H. Thorne, W.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Mathers, G. Thurtle, E.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Montague, F. Tinker, J. J.
Gallacher, W. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Viant, S. P.
Gardner, B. W. Muff, G. Walker, J.
Gibson, R. (Greenock) Oliver, G. H. Watson, W. McL.
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Paling, W. Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. J. C.
Grenfell, D. R. Parkinson, J. A. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Pethick-Lawrence, F. W. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Potts, J. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Hayday, A. Pritt, D. N. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Quibell, D. J. K.
Hicks, E. G. Richards, R. (Wrexham) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hills, A. (Pontefract) Ridley, G. Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Groves.