HC Deb 17 March 1938 vol 333 cc603-7
Mr. Attlee

Will the Prime Minister state the business for next week?

The Prime Minister

Monday.—3rd Allotted Supply Day—Report stage of the Air Estimates.

Tuesday.—4th Allotted Supply Day—Report stage of the Army Estimates and of the Navy Estimates.

Wednesday.—Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund Bill. Debate on Unemployment and Economic Conditions.

Thursday.—Remaining stages of the Consolidated Fund Bill—The subject to be debated will be announced later.

Friday.—Consideration of Motions to approve the Draft Orders under the Unemployment Insurance Acts. For administrative reasons, the changes must be made at the beginning of April, and it is, therefore, important that the Draft Orders be approved not later than 25th March.

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

Mr. Attlee

In view of the right hon. Gentleman's reply to the question by the hon. Member for Barnstaple (Mr. Acland), relative to the announcement of a foreign policy by the Government, I shall be obliged to ask for time next week at an early stage unless some statement is made.

Mr. Garro Jones

Is the Prime Minister aware that the Motion for the approval of the Cadman Report is still on the Order Paper, with the Amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition, and that there has been no Vote upon it. Does he propose to allot a further half-day for its consideration?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. I am aware of that, and no doubt consideration will be given to it.

Mr. Sandys

Will the Debate on Wednesday on Unemployment be the occasion when the right hon. Gentleman expects the new committee's report on unemployment assistance to be discussed, or will another day be allotted for that purpose?

Mr. Attlee

For what purpose does the right hon. Gentleman propose to suspend the Rule to-night?

The Prime Minister

We are suspending the Eleven o'Clock Rule in order to obtain the Committee stage of the Navy Votes, the formal Ways and Means Resolution on which the Consolidated Fund Bill will be founded, and the third Order on the Paper—the Report stage of the outstanding Supplementary Estimates.

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, 278; Noes, 113.

Division No. 140.] AYES. [3.50 p.m.
Acland, R. T. D. (Barnstaple) Duckworth, Arthur (Shrewsbury) Lindsay, K. M
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Dugdale, Captain T. L. Lipson, D. L.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Duggan, H. J. Llewellin, Lieut.-Col. J. J.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Duncan, J. A. L. Lloyd, G. W.
Albery, Sir Irving Dunglass, Lord Loftus, P. C.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Eastwood, J. F. Lyons, A. M.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Eckersley, P. T. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Aske, Sir R. W. Edmondson, Major Sir J. Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight)
Assheton, R. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton) Ellis, Sir G. McKie, J. H.
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Elmley, Viscount Macnamara, Capt. J. R. J.
Atholl, Duchess of Emery, J. F. Magnay, T.
Baillie, Sir A. W. M. Emmott, C. E. G. C. Maitland, A.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanel) Emrys-Evans, P. V. Makins, Brig.-Gen. E.
Balniel, Lord Entwistle, Sir C. F. Mander, G. le M.
Barrie, Sir C. C. Erskine-Hill, A. G. Manningham-Buller, Sir M.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Markham, S. F.
Beechman, N. A. Everard, W. L. Marsden, Commander A.
Bennett, Sir E. N. Fildes, Sir H. Maxwell, Hon. S. A.
Bird, Sir R. B. Fleming, E. L. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J.
Blair, Sir R. Fox, Sir G. W. G. Meller, Sir R. J. (Mitcham)
Boothby, R. J. G. Fremantle, Sir F. E. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth)
Bossom, A. C. George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.)
Boyce, H. Leslie George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick)
Brass, Sir W. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Briscoe, Capt. R. G. Gledhill, G. Moore, Lieut.-Col. Sir T. C. R.
Brocklebank, Sir Edmund Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Morgan, R. H.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Granville, E. L. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)
Brown, Brig. Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester)
Bull, B. B. Greene, W. P. C. (Worcester) Munro, P.
Bullock, Capt. M. Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H.
Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L. Gridley, Sir A. B. Nicholson, G. (Farnham)
Burton, Col. H. W. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Nicolson, Hon. H. G.
Butcher, H. W. Guinness, T. L. E. B. O'Connor, Sir Terence J.
Butler, R. A. Hacking, Rt. Hon. D. H. O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh
Campbell, Sir E. T. Hambro, A. V. Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. W. G. A.
Cartland, J. R. H. Hannah, I. C. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Cary, R. A. Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Palmer, G. E. H.
Castlereagh, Viscount Harris, Sir P. A. Patrick, C. M.
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Hartington, Marquess of Perkins, W. R. O.
Cazaler Thelma (Islington, E.) Harvey, T. E. (Eng. Univ's.) Petherick, M.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Pickthorn, K. W. M.
Channon, H. Hely-Hutchinson, M. R. Pilkington, R.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Plugge, Capt. L. F.
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.) Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
Chorlton, A. E. L. Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth) Porritt, R. W.
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Higgs, W. F. Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton
Clarke, F. E. (Dartford) Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Procter, Major H. A.
Clarke, Colonel R. S. (E. Grinstead) Holdsworth, H. Raikes, H. V. A. M.
Clydesdale, Marquess of Holmes, J. S. Ramsbotham, H.
Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) Hope, Captain Hon. A. O. J. Ramsden, Sir E.
Colfox, Major W. P. Hopkinson, A. Rankin, Sir R.
Colville, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. D. J. Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Conant, Captain R. J. E. Horsbrugh, Florence Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
Cook, Sir T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.) Howitt, Dr. A. B. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Hudson. Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Reid, W. Allan (Derby)
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport) Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)
Courthope, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir G. L. Hulbert, N. J. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.)
Cox, H. B. Trevor Hunter, T. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool)
Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Hurd, Sir P. A. Ropner, Colonel L.
Crooke, Sir J. S. James, Wing-Commander A. W. H. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge)
Crookshank, Capt. H. F. C. Jarvis, Sir J. J. Rothschild, J. A. de
Cross, R. H. Jones, L. (Swansea W.) Rowlands, G.
Crossley, A. C. Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose) Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R.
Cruddas, Col. B. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A.
Culverwell, C. T. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Russell, Sir Alexander
Davidson, Viscountess Kimball, L. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen)
Davies, Major Sir G. F. (Yeovil) Lamb, Sir J. Q. Salmon, Sir I.
Davison, Sir W. H. Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Salt, E. W.
De Chair, S. S. Law, Sir A. J. (High Peak) Samuel, M. R. A.
De la Bère, R. Leech, Sir J. W. Sandeman, Sir N. S.
Denman, Hon. R. D. Lees-Jones, J. Sanderson, Sir F. B.
Doland, G. F. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sandys, E. D.
Donner, P. W. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L. Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir P.
Dower, Major A. V. G. Liddall, W. S. Savery, Sir Servington
Scott, Lord William Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F. Wayland, Sir W. A
Seely, Sir H. M. Sutcliffe, H. Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Shakespeare, G. H. Tasker, Sir R. I. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Shaw, Major P. S. (Wavertree) Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.) Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. Thomson, Sir J. D. W. Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D. Touche, G. C. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich) Train, Sir J. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Smith, L. W. (Hallam) Tree, A. R. L. F. Withers, Sir J. J.
Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C. Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Smithers, Sir W Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Somervell, Sir D. B. (Crewe) Wakefield, W. W. Wood, Hon. C. I. C.
Somerville, A. A. (Windsor) Walker-Smith, Sir J. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. C.
Stanley, Rt. Hon. Lord (Fylde) Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull) Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm't'd) Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
Stourton, Major Hon. J. J. Warrender, Sir V. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Strauss, H. G. (Norwich) Waterhouse, Captain C. Mr. James Stuart and Mr.
Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h) Watt, Major G. S. Harvie Grimston.
Adams, D. (Consett) Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Paling, W.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Parker, J.
Ammon, C. G. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Pearson, A.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Hardie, Agnes Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Hayday, A. Price, M. P.
Banfield, J. W. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Pritt, D. N.
Barnes, A. J. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Quibell, D. J. K.
Barr, J. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Richards, R. (Wrexham)
Batey, J. Hills, A. (Pontefract) Salter, Dr. A. (Bermondsey)
Bellenger, F. J. Jagger, J. Sexton, T. M.
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Johnston, Rt. Hon. T. Silverman, S. S.
Benson, G. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Simpson, F. B.
Bevan, A. Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly) Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Broad, F. A. Kelly, W. T. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (S. Ayrshire) Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Buchanan, G. Kirby, B. V. Smith, T. (Normanton)
Burke, W. A. Kirkwood, D. Stephen, C.
Cape, T. Lathan, G. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Charleton, H. C. Lawson, J. J. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Chater, D. Leach, W. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Cluse, W. S. Lee, F. Thorne, W.
Cocks, F. S. Leonard, W. Thurtle, E.
Daggar, G. Lunn, W. Tinker, J. J.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Tomlinson, G.
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) McEntee, V. La T. Viant, S. P.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) McGhee, H. G. Walker, J.
Day, H. McGovern, J. Watkins, F. C.
Dobbie, W. MacLaren, A. Watson, W. McL.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Maclean, N. Westwood, J.
Ede, J. C. MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Whiteley, W. (Blaydon)
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Marshall, F. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Maxton, J. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Frankel, D. Montague, F. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Gallacher, W. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Gardner, B. W. Muff, G. Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Garro Jones, G. M. Nathan, Colonel H. L.
Gibson, R. (Greenock) Naylor, T. E. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Noel-Baker, P. J. Mr. Mathers and Mr. Groves
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Oliver, G. H.