HC Deb 17 June 1937 vol 325 cc567-71
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Prime Minister what will be the business for next week, and also how far it is proposed to go to-night in the event of the Eleven o'Clock Rule being suspended?

The Prime Minister

The business for next week will be:

Monday: —The Charge of National Defence Contribution Resolution will be considered in Committee of Ways and Means.

Tuesday: —Consideration of a Motion relating to the proposed increase in Members' Salaries until about 7.30 p.m. (The terms of the Motion will appear on the Order Paper to-morrow); Third Reading of the Factories Bill; and Report stage of the Charge of National Defence Contribution Resolution.

Wednesday: —Supply; Committee (13th Allotted Day): The Ministry of Labour Vote will be considered, with special reference to the work of the International Labour Office.

Thursday: —Supply; Committee (14th Allotted Day): The Estimate for the

Scottish Board of Health and other Scottish Estimates will be considered.

The business for Friday will be announced later.

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

As to the suspension of the Rule to-night, it is proposed to suspend the Rule in order to make certain that we shall conclude the Report stage of the Factories Bill to-night. We also propose to take the Report stage of the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Scotland) [Money] Resolution, which, I think, will be treated as formal.

Mr. Attlee

With regard to Tuesday's business, it is obviously difficult to judge how long the Debate on Members' salaries will take, but I take it that it will not be proposed to take the Third Reading of the Factories Bill, which is very important, at a very late hour that night?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir, but I am hoping that we shall be able to get it at a reasonable hour.

Mr. Attlee

May I further ask the Prime Minister whether the Government propose to give a day for discussion of the proceedings of the Imperial Conference?

The Prime Minister

I shall be ready to consider that. Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will discuss the matter through the usual channels.

Mr. Churchill

Is the Prime Minister in a position to give any indication as to when the Indian Budget or its equivalent will be taken?

The Prime Minister

I think that is a matter for Committee of Supply.

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, 217; Noes, 128.

Division No. 225.] AYES. [3.59 p.m.
Acland-Treyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Braithwaite, Major A. N.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Balniel, Lord Brass, Sir W.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Baxter, A. Beverley Briscoe, Capt. R. G.
Albery, Sir Irving Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Brocklebank, Sir Edmund
Allen, Col. J. Sandeman (B'knhead) Beaumont, M. W. (Aylesbury) Brown, Col. D. C. (Hexham)
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Beaumont, Hon, R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith)
Apsley, Lord Beit, Sir A. L. Bullock, Capt. M.
Aske, Sir R. W, Bennett, Sir E. N. Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L.
Assheton, R. Bernays, R. H. Cartland, J. R. H.
Baillie, Sir A. W. M. Birehall, Sir J. D. Carver, Major W. H.
Castlereagh, Viscount Higgs, W. F. Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon) Procter, Major H. A.
Cayzer, Sir H. R. (Portsmouth, S.) Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Radford, E. A.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L. Raikes, H. V. A. M.
Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Horsbrugh, Florence Ramsbotham, H.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Howitt, Dr. A. B. Ramsden, Sir E.
Channon, H. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Rayner, Major R. H.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Hudson, R. S. (Southport) Reid, Sir D. D. (Down)
Chorlton, A. E. L. Hulbert, N. J. Remer, J. R.
Christie, J. A. Hume, Sir G. H. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Hunter, T. Ropner, Colonel L.
Clarke, F. E. (Dartford) Hurd, Sir P. A. Ross, Major Sir R. D. (Londonderry)
Clarry, Sir Reginald Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge)
Clydesdale, Marquess of Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Rowlands, G.
Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.) Russell, Sir Alexander
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury)
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Lamb, Sir J. Q. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen)
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Salmon, Sir I.
Cox, H. B. T. Latham, Sir P. Salt, E. W.
Critchley, A. Law, Sir A. J. (High Peak) Samuel, M. R. A.
Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Leckie, J. A.
Crooke, J. S. Lees-Jones, J. Sandeman, Sir N. S.
Cross, R. H. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sandys, E. D.
Cruddas, Col. B. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L. Selley, H. R.
Culverwell, C. T. Levy, T. Shakespeare, G. H.
Davison, Sir W. H. Liddall, W. S. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree)
De la Bère, R. Lindsay, K. M. Shepperson, Sir E. W.
Denman, Hon. R. D. Little, Sir E. Graham- Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Denville, Alfred Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D.
Donner, P. W. Lloyd, G. W. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)
Dorman-Smith, Major Sir R. H. Lovat-Fraser, J. A. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Dugdale, Captain T. L. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'fd)
Duggan, H. J. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G. Strauss, E. A. (Southwark, N.)
Duncan, J. A. L. McCorquodale, M. S. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)
Ellis, Sir G. McKie, J, H. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Elliston, Capt. C. S. Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J. Tasker, Sir R. I.
Emery, J. F. Macquisten, F. A. Tate, Mavis C.
Emmott, C. E. G. C. Maitland, A. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A, (Padd., S.)
Emrys-Evans, P. V. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Thomas, J. P. L.
Entwistle, Sir C. F. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Titchfield, Marquess of
Errington, E. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Touch, G. C.
Everard, W. L. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Fildes, Sir H. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Turton, R. H.
Fremantle, Sir F. E. Morris, O. T. (Cardiff, E.) Wakefield, W. W.
Furness, S. N. Morris-Jones, Sir Henry Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Ganzoni, Sir J. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Warrender, Sir V.
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) Waterhouse, Captain C.
Gluckstein, L. H. Munro, P. Watt, G. S. H.
Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Gridley, Sir A. B. Nicholson, G. (Farnham) Wells, S. R.
Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Grimston, R. V. O'Connor, Sir Terence J. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Guest, Lieut.-Colonel H. (Drake) O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Guest, Maj. Hon. O. (C'mb'rw'll, N.W.) Orr-Ewing, I. L. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Guinness, T. L. E. B. Palmer, G. E. H. Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Gunston, Capt. D. W. Patrick, C. M. Withers, Sir J. J.
Guy, J. C. M. Peake, O. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Hannah, I. C. Peat, C. U. Wright, Squadron-Leader J. A. C.
Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Percy, Rt. Hon. Lord E. Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Haslam, H. C. (Horncastle) Perkins, W. R. D.
Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Pickthorn, K. W. M. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P. Pilkington, R. Mr. James Stuart and Lieut.-Colonel
Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Porritt, R. W. Sir A. Lambert Ward.
Actand, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Cape, T. Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H.
Adams, D. (Consett) Cassells, T. Frankel, D.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Chater, D. Gallacher, W.
Adamson, W. M. Cluse, W. S. Gardner, B. W.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Garro Jones, G. M.
Amnion, C. G. Cocks, F. S. Gibbins, J.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Cove, W. G. Graham, D. M. (Hamilton)
Banfield, J. W. Daggar, G. Green, W. H. (Deptford)
Barnes, A. J. Dalton, H. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A.
Barr, J. Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth)
Batey, J. Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Harvey, T. E. (Eng. Univ's.)
Bevan, A. Day, H. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford)
Broad, F. A. Dobbie, W. Henderson, J. (Ardwick)
Bromfield, W. Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Henderson, T. (Tradeston)
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Ede, J. C. Hills, A. (Pontefract)
Buchanan, G. Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Hollins, A.
Burke, W. A. Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Jagger, J.
Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Messer, F. Smith, T. (Normanton)
Jones, J. J. (Silvertown) Milner, Major J. Sorensen, R. W.
Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Montague, F. Stephen, C.
Kelly, W. T. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Kirby, B. V. Naylor, T. E. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Lansbury, Rt. Hon. G. Paling, W. Thorne, W.
Lathan, G. Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W. Thurtle, E.
Lawson, J. J. Price, M. P. Tinker, J. J.
Leach, W. Pritt, D. N. Viant, S. P.
Leonard, W. Richards, R. (Wrexham) Walker, J.
Leslie, J. R. Ridley, G. Watkins, F. C.
Logan, D. G. Ritson, J. Watson, W. McL.
Lunn, W. Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Brom.) Welsh, J. C.
Macdonald, G. (Ince) Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens) Westwood, J.
McEntee, V. La T. Rowson, G. White, H. Graham
McGhee, H. G. Sanders, W. S. Whiteley, W. (Blaydon)
McGovern, J. Seely, Sir H. M. Wilkinson, Ellen
MacLaren, A. Sexton, T. M. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
MacNeill, Weir, L. Shinwell, E. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Mainwaring, W. H. Short, A. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Hander, G. le M. Silverman, S. S. Young, Sir R, (Newton)
Marklew, E. Simpson, F. B.
Marshall, F. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Mathers, G. Smith, E. (Stoke) Mr. Groves and Mr. Charleton.
Maxton, J. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)