HC Deb 20 April 1939 vol 346 cc503-7
Mr. Attlee

May I ask the Prime Minister the Business for next week, and how far he proposes to go to-night?

The Prime Minister

The Business next week will be:

Monday—Committee stage of the Civil Defence Bill.

Tuesday—The Chancellor of the Exchequer will open his Budget.

Wednesday and Thursday—General Debate on the Budget Resolutions.

Friday—Consideration of Private Members' Bills.

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

. With regard to to-night, we propose to suspend the Eleven o'clock Rule in order to obtain the first four Orders on the Paper. I hope this business can be obtained without asking the House to sit late.

Mr. Attlee

May I ask whether the Civil Defence Code will be available for hon. Members before the Debate on Monday?

Sir J. Anderson

It has already been sent in draft to various bodies with whom I propose to consult. I do not regard the document as in any way confidential, and I shall be glad to send a copy to any hon. Member who wants to see it.

Mr. Attlee

I think it should be made available for all hon. Members. We cannot enter upon the Committee stage of the Civil Defence Bill unless we have this information in our hands?

The Prime Minister

I appreciate the point of the right hon. Gentleman, and I will see if it can be met.

Mr. Bellenger

May I ask whether it is proposed to take the Amendments coming from another place in connection with the Prevention of Fraud (Investments) Bill?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir, to-night.

Sir Irving Albery

Is it proposed to give one day only to the Committee stage of the Civil Defence Bill?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Mr. Attlee

May I take it that the Prime Minister will make a statement to the House on the international situation at the earliest possible time he is in a position to do so effectively?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir. I shall be glad to do that.

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, 238; Noes, 123.

Division No. 77.] AYES. [4.1 p.m.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Boyce, H. Leslie Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester)
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Brass, Sir W. Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.)
Albery, Sir Irving Broadbridge, Sir G. T. Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham)
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Brocklebank, Sir Edmund Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n)
Anderson, Rt. Hn. Sir J. (Sc'h Univ's) Brooke, H. (Lewisham, W.) Channon, H.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Chapman, A. (Rutherglen)
Apsley, Lord Brown, Brig-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.)
Astor, Viscounts (Plymouth, Sutton) Bull, B. B. Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston)
Astor, Hon. W. W. (Fulham, E.) Bullock, Capt. M. Colville, Rt. Hon. John
Baillie, Sir A. W. M. Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L. Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.)
Barrie, Sir C. C. Burton, Col. H. W. Courthope, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir G. L.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Butcher, H. W. Cox, H. B. Trevor
Bernays, R. H. Butler, Rt. Hon. R. A. Craven-Ellis, W.
Blair, Sir R. Campbell, Sir E. T. Critchley, A.
Bossom, A. C. Cary, R. A. Croft, Brig.-Gen, Sir H. Page
Boulton, W. W. Castlereagh, Viscount Crooke, Sir J. Smedley
Crookshank, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. F. C. Hume, Sir G. H. Raid, J. S. C. (Hillhead)
Cross, R. H. Hunloke, H. P. Reid, W. Allan (Derby)
Crossley, A. C. Hunter, T. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)
Crowder, J. F. E. Hurd, Sir P. A. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool)
Cruddas, Col. B. Hutchinson, G. C. Ropner, Colonel L.
Culverwell, C. T. James, Wing-Commander A. W H. Rosbotham, Sir T.
Davidson, Viscountess Jarvis, Sir J. J. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge)
Davies, Major Sir G. F. (Yeovil) Jones, L. (Swansea W.) Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R.
Davison, Sir W. H. Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Russell, Sir Alexander
De la Bère, R. Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univs.) Russell, S, H. M. (Darwen)
Denman, Hon. R. D. Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Salmon, Sir I.
Denville, Alfred Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.)
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F. Law, Sir A. J. (High Peak) Samuel, M. R. A.
Dodd, J. S. Leech, Sir J. W. Sanderson, Sir F. B.
Donner, P. W. Leighton, Major B. E. P. Sandys, E. D.
Dorman-Smith, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir R. H. Levy, T. Scott, Lord William
Duckworth, Arthur (Shrewsbury) Lewis, O. Shaw, Captain W T. (Forfar)
Duggan, H. J. Liddall, W. S. Shepperson, Sir E. W.
Duncan, J. A. L. Lindsay, K. M. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A
Dunglass, Lard Lipson, D, L. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Eckersley, P. T. Lloyd, G. W. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)
Edmondson, Major Sir J. Loftus, P. C. Smithers, Sir W.
Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Snadden, W. McN.
Ellis, Sir G. Maedonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Somervell, Rt. Hon. Sir Donald
Emery, J. F. MeKie, J. H. Spears, Brigadier-General E. L.
Emmott, C. E. G. C. Macnamara, Lieut.-Colonel J. R. J. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd)
Emrys-Evans, P. V. Maitland, Sir Adam Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Entwistle, Sir C. F. Makins, Brigadier-General Sir Ernest Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Erskine-Hill, A. G. Manningham-Buller, Sir M. Storey, S.
Everard, Sir William Lindsay Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Fildes, Sir H. Markham, S. F. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Findlay, Sir E. Marsden, Commander A. Stuart, Lord C. Crishton- (N'thw'k)
Flaming, E. L. Maxwell, Hon. S. A. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Fox, Sir G. W. G. Mayhew, Lt.-Col. J. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Fremantle, Sir F. E. Medlicott, F. Sutcliffe, H.
Furness, S. N. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Tasker, Sir R. I.
Fyfe, D. P. M. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Tate, Mavis C.
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswick) Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Gledhill, G. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)
Gluckstein, L. H. Miteheson, Sir G. G. Thomas, J. P. L.
Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C. Moore, Lieut.-Col. Sir T. C. R. Thornton-Kemsley, C. N.
Gower, Sir R. V. Morris-Jones, Sir Henry Touche, G. C.
Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Gretton-Doyle, Sir N. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
Gretton, Col. Rt. Hon. J. Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Turton, R. H.
Gridley, Sir A. B. Munro, P. Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Grimston, R. V. Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Guinness, T. L. E. B. Orr-Ewing, I. L. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W. Palmer, G. E. H. Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
Hambro, A. V. Patrick, C. M. Warrender, Sir V.
Hannah, I. C. Peake, O. Watt, Lt.-Col. G. S. Harvie
Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Perkins, W. R. D. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Harbord, A. Peters, Dr. S. J. Wells, Sir Sydney
Harvey, T. E. (Eng. Univ's.) Petherick, M. Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Hepworth, J. Plugge, Capt. L. F. Williams, C. (Torquay)
Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.) Porritt, R. W. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Herbert, Lt.-Col. J. A. (Monmouth) Procter, Major H. A. Wragg, H.
Higgs, W. F. Radford, E. A. Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. C.
Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Ramsay, Captain A. H. M. York, C.
Holdsworth, H. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Hopkinson, A. Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L. Rawson, Sir Cooper
Horsbrugh, Florence Rayner, Major R. H. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Hewitt, Dr. A. B. Reed, A. C. (Exeter) Captain Dugdale and Captain
Hulbert, Squadron-Leader N. J. Reed, Sir H. S. (Aylesbury) Waterhouse.
Adams, D. (Consett) Chater, D. Gardner, B. W.
Adamson, Jennie L. (Dartford) Cluse, W. S. George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke)
Adamton, W. M. Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R. Gibson R. (Greenoek)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Casks, F. S. Green, W. H. (Deptford)
Ammon, C. G. Collindridge, F. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A.
Anderson, F. (Whitehavan) Cove, W. G. Grenfell, D. R.
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R. Dagger, G. Griffiths, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.)
Banfield, J. W. Dalton, H. Griffiths G. A. (Hemsworth)
Barnes, A. J. Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Griffiths, J. (Llanelly)
Batty, J. Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.)
Ballenger F. J. Day, H. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare)
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Dobbie, W. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)
Benson, G. Ede, J. C. Hardie, Agnes
Bevan, A. Edwards, A. (Middlesbrough E.) Harris, Sir P. A.
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Edwards, Sir C. (Bodwellty) Hayday, A.
Burke, W. A. Frankel, D. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford)
Cape, T. Gallacher, W. Henderson, J. (Ardwick)
Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Hicks, E. G. Naylor, T. E. Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Hills, A. (Pontefract) Noel-Baker, P. J. Summerskill, Dr. Edith
Jagger, J. Owen, Major G. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Paling, W. Thorne, W.
Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Parker, J. Thurtle, E.
Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Parkinson, J. A. Tinker, J. J.
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Pearson, A. Tomlinson, G.
Kirby, B. V. Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W. Viant, S. P.
Kirkwood, D. Poole, C. C. Walkden, A. G.
Lathan, G. Price, M. P. Walker, J.
Lawson, J. J. Richards, R. (Wrexham) Watson, W. McL.
Leach, W. Ritson, J. Westwood, J.
Lunn, W. Rothschild, J. A. de White, H. Graham
Macdonald, G. (Ince) Sealy, Sir H. M. Whiteley, W. (Blaydon)
McEntee, V. La T. Sexton, T. M. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
McGhee, H. G. Shinwell, E. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Mander, G. le M. Silverman, S. S. Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)
Marshall, F. Simpson, F. B. Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Mathers, G. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's) Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Maxton, J. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe) Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Messer, F. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Milner, Major J. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees-K'ly) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Morgan, J. (York, W.R., Doncaster) Smith, T. (Normanton) Mr. Groves and Mr. Charleton
Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.) Stephen, C.