HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 cc1290-5
Mr. Attlee

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

The Prime Minister

Monday: Defence Debate.

Tuesday: Committee stage of Supplementary Estimates, beginning with Colonial and Middle Eastern Services; Broadcasting; and Ministry of Labour.

Wednesday: Committee stage of Supplementary Estimates for Diplomatic and Consular Services; Foreign Office; League of Nations; and consideration of any outstanding Supplementary Estimates.

Thursday: Motion to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on Army Estimates and consideration of Votes A 1, 2, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, Ordnance Factories Vote, 1938, and Army Supplementary Estimate, 1937, in Committee.

Friday: Consideration of Private Members' Bills.

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

The order in which Supplementary Estimates are to be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday has been arranged through the usual channels.

Mr. Attlee

What form will the Defence Debate take? Will the Government put a Motion on the Paper?

The Prime Minister

Yes, I will put a Motion down to-night.

Mr. Attlee

As to broadcasting, in view of that being a new service and very important, I hope that it will not be taken at a late hour at night.

The Prime Minister

I cannot give a guarantee, but I hope that it will not. The right hon. Gentleman is aware that we have to get through these Supplementary Estimates.

Mr. Attlee

May I ask what it is proposed to take to-day in the event of the Motion for the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule being carried?

The Prime Minister

The suspension of the Rule is being moved in order that we may take the Committee stage of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Bill, and I hope we shall be able to finish this stage. I do not propose to ask the House to sit beyond midnight.

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, 263; Noes, 126.

Division No. 114.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Clarke, F. E. (Dartford) Fleming, E. L.
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Clarke, Colonel R. S. (E. Grinstead) Fox, Sir G. W. G.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Clarry, Sir Reginald Fremantle, Sir F. E.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey)
Albery, Sir Irving Colfox, Major W. P. Gibson, Sir C. G. (Pudsey and Otley)
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir W. J. (Armagh) Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Conant, Captain R. J. E. Gluckstein, L. H.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Cook, Sir T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral)
Assheton, R. Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Grant-Ferris, R.
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S. G'gs) Greene, W. P. C. (Worcester)
Baillie, Sir A. W. M. Courthope, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir G. L. Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Cox, H. B. Trevor Gridley, Sir A. B.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Critchley, A. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.)
Barrie, Sir C. C. Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Grimston, R. V.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Crooke, Sir J. S. Guest, Lieut.-Colonel H. (Drake)
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W.
Beechman, N. A. Cross, R. H. Hannon, Sir P. J. H.
Bennett, Sir E. N. Crossley, A. C. Harbord, A.
Bernays, R. H. Cruddas, Col. B. Harris, Sir P. A.
Birchall, Sir J. D. Culverwell, C. T. Hartington, Marquess of
Bird, Sir R. B. Dawson, Sir P. Harvey, T. E. (Eng. Univ's.)
Blair, Sir R. De Chair, S. S. Haslam, Henry (Horncastle)
Bossom, A. C. De la Bère, R. Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton)
Boulton, W. W. Denman, Hon. R. D. Heilgers, Captain F. F. A.
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Doland, G. F. Hely-Hutchinson, M. R.
Brocklebank, Sir Edmund Duckworth, Arthur (Shrewsbury) Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan-
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) Hepworth, J.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Dugdale, Captain T. L. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Duggan, H. J. Higgs, W. F.
Bull, B. B. Duncan, J. A. L. Hills, Major Rt. Hon. J. W. (Ripon)
Bullock, Capt. M. Dunglass, Lord Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S.
Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L. Eastwood, J. F. Holdsworth, H.
Burton, Col. H. W. Eckersley, P. T. Horsbrugh, Florence
Butler, R. A. Edmondson, Major Sir J. Hulbert, N. J.
Campbell, Sir E. T. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Hurd, Sir P. A.
Cartland, J. R. H. Ellis, Sir G. Keeling, E. H.
Carver, Major W. H. Elmley, Viscount Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose)
Cary, R. A. Emery, J. F. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham)
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Emmott, C. E. G. C. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Entwistle, Sir C. F. Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Errington, E. Lambert, Rt. Hon. G.
Channon, H. Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Law, Sir A. J. (High Peak)
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Leech, Sir J. W.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Everard, W. L. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Christie, J A. Fildes, Sir H. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Findlay, Sir E. Levy, T.
Liddall, W. S. Petherick, M. Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J.
Lindsay, K. M. Plugge, Capt. L. F. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde)
Lipson, D. L. Ponsonby, Col. C. E. Storey, S.
Lloyd, G. W. Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton Stourton, Major Hon. J. J.
Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Procter, Major H. A. Strauss, E. A. (Southward, N.)
MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G. Raikes, H. V. A. M. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
M'Connell, Sir J. Ramsbotham, H. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. M. (Ross) Ramsden, Sir E. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
MacDonald, Sir Murdoch (Inverness) Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Suater, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Sutcliffe, H.
McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Rawson, Sir Cooper Tate, Mavis C.
McKie, J. H. Reed, A. C. (Exeter) Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J. Reid, Sir D. D. (Down) Titchfield, Marquess of
Magnay, T. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Touche, G. C.
Makins, Brig.-Gen. E. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.) Tree, A. R. L. F.
Mander, G. le M. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Manningham-Buller, Sir M. Ropner, Colonel L. Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Ross, Major Sir R. D. (Londonderry) Turton, R. H.
Markham, S. F. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Wakefield, W. W.
Marsden, Commander A. Rowlands, G. Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Maxwell, Hon. S. A. Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Meller, Sir R. J. (Mitcham) Russell, Sir Alexander Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Russell, R. J. (Eddisbury) Warrender, Sir V.
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Waterhouse, Captain C.
Moore, Lieut.-Col. Sir T. C. R. Salmon, Sir I. Watt, Major G. S. Harvie
Moreing, A. C. Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.) Wayland, Sir W. A
Morgan, R. H. Samuel, M. R. A. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Sanderson, Sir F. B. Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) Sandys, E. D. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Munro, P. Savery, Sir Servington Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Nail, Sir J. Scott, Lord William Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H. Seely, Sir H. M. Withers, Sir J. J.
Nicholson, G. (Farnham) Selley, H. R. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Shakespeare, G. H. Wood, Hon. C. I. C.
O'Connor, Sir Terence J. Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Orr-Ewing, I. L. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. C.
Palmer, G. E. H. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's) Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Patrick, C. M. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Peal, C. U. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Perkins, W. R. D. Somervell. Sir D. B. (Crewe) Captain Hope and Mr. Furness.
Peters, Dr. S. J. Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Adams, D. (Consett) Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Messer, F.
Adamson, W. M. Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Milner, Major J.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.) Montague, F.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)
Banfield, J. W. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Batey, J. Hardie, Agnes Muff, G.
Bellenger, F. J. Hayday, A. Naylor, T. E.
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Paling, W.
Benson, G. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Parker, J.
Bromfield, W. Henderson, T. (Tradesten) Parkinson, J. A.
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Hills, A. (Pontefract) Pearson, A.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Hollins, A. Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Buchanan, G. Hopkin, D. Price, M. P.
Burke, W. A. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Pritt, D. N.
Cape, T. Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Quibell, D. J. K.
Cassells, T. Johnston, Rt. Hon. T. Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Charleton, H. C. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Ridley, G.
Chater, D. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Riley, B.
Cluse, W. S. Kelly, W. T. Ritson, J.
Cocks, F. S. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Robinson. W. A. (St. Helens)
Cove, W. G. Kirby, B. V. Salter, Dr. A. (Bermondsey)
Daggar, G. Kirkwood, D. Sexton, T. M.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Lansbury, Rt. Hon. G. Shinwell, E.
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Lathan, G. Silkin, L.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Lawson, J. J. Silverman, S. S.
Day, H. Leach, W. Simpson, F. B.
Dobbie, W. Lee, F. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Leslie, J. R. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Ede, J. C. Logan, D. G. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Lunn, W. Smith, T. (Normanton)
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Macdonald, G. (Ince) Stephen, C.
Frankel, D. McEntee, V. La T. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Gallacher, W. McGhee, H. G. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Gardner, B. W. MacLaren, A. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Gibson, R. (Greenock) Maclean, N. Thorne, W.
Graham, D. M. (Hamilton) MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Thurtle, E.
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Marshall, F. Tinker, J. J.
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Mathers, G. Tomlinson, G.
Grenfell, D. R. Maxton, J. Viant, S. P.
Walker, J. Wilkinson, Ellen Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Watson, W. McL. Williams, T. (Den Valley)
Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. J. C. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Westwood, J. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.) Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Groves.

Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.