HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 cc555-9
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Prime Minister to state what the business will be next week?

The Prime Minister

Monday.—1st Allotted Supply Day: Civil and Revenue Departments Vote on Account; Committee stage. Debate on the Report of the Trinidad Commission.

Tuesday.—Consideration of Supplementary Estimates in Committee, beginning with Prisons, England and Wales; Approved Schools, etc., England and Wales; State Management Districts.

Wednesday.—Second Reading of the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Bill.

Thursday.—Committee stage of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill.

Friday.—Consideration of Private Members' Bills.

If there is time on any day, other Orders may be taken.

Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Prime Minister who will be answering Foreign Office questions next week in the event of there being no Foreign Secretary or Deputy Foreign Secretary?

The Prime Minister

I suggest that Foreign Office questions should be addressed to me as Prime Minister, and that they should be placed in the position occupied by Foreign Office questions in the order of questions. That will keep Foreign Office questions separate from the questions which are addressed to me, and which begin at Question 45.

Mr. Attlee

May I ask, further, how far the Government propose to go with business to-night?

The Prime Minister

We are proposing to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule in order to get the Report and Third Reading of the Cinematograph Films Bill. We also propose to take the four Government of India and of Burma Orders, which are exempted business, and I think there will be an opportunity to-day to dispose of the remaining stages of the National Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill.

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, 245; Noes, 122.

Division No. 108.] AYES. [3.54 p.m.
Aeland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Fox, Sir G. W. G. Peake, O.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Furness, S. N. Perkins, W. R. D.
Albery, Sir Irving Gibson, Sir C. G. (Pudsey and Otley) Petherick, M.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Pickthorn, K. W. M.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Gluckstein, L. H. Pilkington, R.
Apsley, Lord Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Plugge, Capt. L. F.
Aske, Sir R. W. Grant-Ferris, R. Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton
Assheton, R. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Raikes, H. V. A. M.
Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton) Greene, W. P. C. (Worcester) Ramsbotham, H.
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Gridley, Sir A. B. Rayner, Major R. H.
Balniel, Lord Grigg, Sir E. W. M Reed, A. C. (Exeter)
Barrie, Sir C. C. Grimston, R. V. Reid, Sir D. D. (Down)
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Guest, Hon. I. (Brecon and Radnor) Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Guinness, T. L. E. B. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool)
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W. Ross, Major Sir R. D. (Londonderry)
Beechman, N. A. Hambro, A. V. Rosa Taylor, W. (Woodbridge)
Bennett, Sir E. N. Hannah, I. C. Rothschild, J. A. de
Bernays, R. H. Hartington, Marquess of Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R.
Birchall, Sir J. D. Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A.
Bird, Sir R. B. Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Russell, Sir Alexander
Blair, Sir R. Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury)
Bossom, A. C. Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P. Salmon, Sir l.
Boulton, W. W. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Salt, E. W.
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon) Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.)
Boyce, H. Leslie Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Samuel, M. R. A.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Holdsworth, H. Sanderson, Sir F. B.
Brocklebank, Sir Edmund Holmes, J. S. Sandys, E. D.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Loith) Hopkinsen, A. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Horsbrugh, Florence Scott, Lord William
Bull, B. B. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Selley, H. R.
Bullock, Capt. M. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Shakespeare, G. H.
Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L. Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport) Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree)
Caine, G. R. Hall. Hulbert, N. J. Shaw, Captain W. T. (Forfar)
Campbell, Sir E. T. Hume, Sir G. H. Shute, Colonel Sir J. J
Cary, R. A. Hurd, Sir P. A. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Castlereagh, Viscount Hutchinson, G. C. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D.
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) James, Wing-Commander A. W. H. Smith, L. W. (Hallam)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Jarvis, Sir J. J. Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe)
Channon, H. Jones, L. (Swansea W.) Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Spears, Brigadier-General E. L.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F. Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Lamb, Sir J. Q. Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Clarke, F. E. (Dartford) Leech, Sir J. W. Storey, S.
Clarke, Colonel R. S. (E. Grinstead) Leigh, Sir J. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Clarry, Sir Reginald Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Clydesdale, Marquess of Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L. Sutcliffe, H.
Colvilla, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Levy, T. Tasker, Sir R. l.
Conant, Captain R. J. E. Liddall, W. S. Tata, Mavis C.
Cook, Sir T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Lindsay, K. M. Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S. G'gs) Lipson, D. L. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)
Cox, H. B. Trevor Lloyd, G. W. Thomson, Sir J. D. W.
Craven-Ellis, W. Locker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S. Titchfield, Marquess of
Crooke, Sir J. S. Loftus, P. C. Touche, G. C.
Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Train, Sir J.
Cross, R. H. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G. Tree, A. R. L. F.
Crossley, A. C. McCorquodale, M. S. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Crowder, J. F. E. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Tufnell, Lieut-Commander R. L.
Culverwell, C. T. McKie, J. H. Turton, R. H.
Davidson, Viscountess Makins, Brig.-Gen. E. Wakefield, W. W.
Davies, Major Sir G. F. (Yeovil) Manningham-Buller, Sir M. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Davison, Sir W. H. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
De Chair, S. S. Markham, S. F. Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
De la Bère, R. Marsden, Commander A. Warrender, Sir V.
Denville, Alfred Maxwell, Hon. S. A. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Doland, G. F. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Watt, Major G. S. Harvie
Duckworth, Arthur (Shrewsbury) Meller, Sir R. J. (Mitcham) Wayland, Sir W. A
Dugdale, Captain T. L. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Duggan, H. J. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Duncan, J. A. L. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forett) Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Dunglass, Lord Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick) Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Edmondson, Major Sir J. Morgan, R. H. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Ellis, Sir G. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) Withers, Sir J. J.
Emery, J. F. Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Emrys-Evans, P. V. Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H. Wood, Hon. C. I. C.
Errington, E. Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) O'Connor, Sir Terence J. Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. C.
Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh
Everard, W. L. Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G. A. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Findlay, Sir E. Orr-Ewing, I. L. Lieut.-Colonel Kerr and Mr.
Fleming, E. L. Palmer, G. E. H. Munro.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.) Noel-Baker, P. J.
Adams, D. (Corsett) Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Parker, J.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Parkinson, J. A.
Alexander, R. Hon. A. V. (H'ltbr.) Hardie, Agnes Pearson, A.
Amman, C. G. Harris, Sir P. A. Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hayday, A. Price, M. P.
Banfield, J. W. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Barnes, A. J. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Ridley, G.
Batey, J. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Ritson, J.
Bellenger, F. J. Hills, A. (Pontefrast) Robinson, W. A. (St. Helens)
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Hollins, A. Sexton, T. M.
Benson, G. Hopkin, D. Silverman, S. S.
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Jagger, J. Simpson, F. B.
Burks, W. A. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Cape, T. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Casseils, T. Johnston, Rt. Hon. T. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Charleton, H. C. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees-(K'ly)
Chater, D. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Smith, T. (Normanton)
Cluse, W. S. Kelly, W. T. Stephen, C.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Cocks, F. S. Kirby, B. V. Stokes, R. R.
Cove, W. G. Lathan, G. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Daggar, G. Lawson, J. J. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Leach, W. Thorne, W.
Davies, R. J, (Westhoughton) Lea, F. Thurtle, E.
Davits, S. O. (Merthyr) Leonard, W. Tinker, J. J.
Day, H. Lunn, W. Tomlinson, G.
Debbie, W. Macdonald, G. (Ince) Viant, S. P.
Ede, J. C. McEntee, V. La T. Walkden, A. G.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) McGhee, H. G. Walkins, F. C.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Maclean, N. White, H. Graham
Gallacher, W. MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Whiteley, W. (Blaydon)
Gardner, B. W. Mander, G. le M. Williams, D. (Swansea, E.)
Garro Jones, G. M. Marshall, F. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Mathers, G. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) Maxton, J. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Montague, F. Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Grenfell, D. R Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Muff, G. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Nathan, Colonel H. L. Mr. Groves and Mr. Adamson.
Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Naylor, T. E.