HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 cc2625-9
Mr. Arthur Greenwood

May I ask the Prime Minister whether he will state the purpose of the suspension of the Eleven o'CIock rule to-day; and, further, the business which is to be taken when the House reassembles on 3rd October?

The Prime Minister

We are proposing to suspend the Eleven o'Clock rule in order to consider Lords Amendments to the British Overseas Airways Bill which I except will be received from another place. It is proposed to take the Amendments after the Third Reading of the Appropriation Bill. I am informed that the Amendments are either of a drafting character or relate to points which were raised during the consideration of the Bill in this House. The business of the House in the week after the House reassembles will be:

Tuesday, 3rd October: Committee stage of the British Shipping (Assistance) Bill.

Wednesday, 4th October, Thursday, 5th October, and Friday, 6thOctober: Report and Third Reading of the Criminal Justice Bill.

During the week progress will be made with other business, including Motions to approve outstanding Import Duties Orders.

Mr. Greenwood

Is it intended to complete the Committee stage of the British Shipping (Assistance) Bill in one day? If so, I must enter my protest now. I understand that a good many Amendments will have to be considered. May I put also another point to the right hon. Gentleman? Assuming that the situation does not require the calling together of the House earlier, but that the situation is serious on 3rd October, is it understood that the business for the week, and especially for the day when we return, will depend upon the international situation?

The Prime Minister

In regard to the first of the right hon. Gentleman's questions, I do not wish to make any rigid suggestions at this time. We must see how we get on with the Committee stage. In regard to the second question, of course, if there were a serious situation the business might have to be altered, and would be altered.

Mr. Benn

Has the attention of the Prime Minister been drawn to the Import Duties Orders, and to the fact that it was intended that an affirmative Resolution of the House should be passed within a certain number of days, save when the House was not sitting; and that now this Advisory Committee is making an Order which is to be operative for two months without giving the House any opportunity of expressing its opinion upon what is a taxation matter?

The Prime Minister

The right hon. Gentleman knows that the House very often desires to debate these Orders before Eleven o'CIock. There simply has not been time to get that in.

Mr. Gallacher

Would it be possible for the Government to find some time for my Bill dealing with the avoidance of corruption, in view of the unanimous support which was given to the principle of the 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, 147; Noes, 97.

Division No. 295.] AYES. [3.51 p.m.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Emmott, C. E. G. C. Nicolson, Hon. H. G.
Agnew, Lieut.-Comdr. P. G. Everard, Sir William Lindsay O'Connor, Sir Terence J.
Anderson, Rt. Hn. Sir J. (Sc'h Univ's) Fildes, Sir H. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Fremantle, Sir F. E. Patrick, C. M.
Apsley, Lord Furness, S. N, Peake, O.
Baillie, Sir A. W. M. Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J. Perkins, W. R. D.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Gluckstein, L H. Peters, Dr. S. J.
Bernays, R. H. Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral) Pickthorn, K. W. M.
Boothby, R. J. G. Grimston, R. V. Pilkington, R.
Bossom, A. C. Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W. Pym, L. R.
Boyce, H. Leslie Hacking, Rt. Hon. Sir D. H. Raikes, H. V. A. M.
Bracken, B. Hammersley, S. S. Ramsay, Captain A. H. M.
Brabner, R. A. Hannah, I. C. Ramsbotham, Rt. Hon. H.
Braithwaite, Major A. N. (Buckrose) Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Brooke, H. (Lewisham, W.) Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.) Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin)
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) Higgs, W. F. Rayner, Major R. H.
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Reid, J. S. C. (Hillhead)
Bull, B. B. Hopkinson, A. Remer, J. R.
Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L. Hore-Belisha, Rt. Hon. L. Rosbotham, Sir T.
Caine, G. R. Hall. Horsbrugh, Florence Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R.
Cartland, J. R. H. Hutchinson, G. C. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen)
Carver, Major W. H. James, Wing-Commander A. W. H. Salmon, Sir I.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Keeling. E. H Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.)
Channon, H. Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose) Samuel, M. R. A.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Schuster, Sir G. E.
Clarke, Colonel R. S. (E. Grinstead) Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Smithers, Sir W.
Clarry. Sir Reginald Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Somervell, Rt. Hon. Sir Donald
Colville, Rt, Hon. John Law, R. K. (Hull, S.W.) Somerville, Sir A. A. (Windsor)
Courthope, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir G. L. Leech, Sir J. W. Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J.
Cox, H. B. Trevor Leighton, Major B. E. P. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd)
Crookshank, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. F. C. Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L. Stewart, William J. (Belfast, S.)
Crossley, A. C. Lindsay, K. M. Stourton, Major Hon. J. J.
Crowder, J. F. E. Lipson, D. L. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Culverwell, C. T. Llewellin, Colonel J. J. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Davison, Sir W. H. Looker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S. Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
De la Bère, R. Loftus, P. C. Thomas, J. P. L.
Denman, Hon. R. D. McCorquodale, M. S. Thorneycroft, G. E. P.
Denville, Alfred Macdonald. Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Train, Sir J.
Dorman-Smith, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir R. H. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Dower, Lieut.-Col. A. V. G. Macmillan, H. (Stockton-on-Tees) Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Drewe, C. Macnamara, Lieut.-Colonel J. R. J. Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
Duckworth, Arthur (Shrewsbury) Macquisten, F. A. Warrender, Sir V.
Duckworth, W. R. (Moss Side) Magnay, T. Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Dugdale, Captain T. L. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Duggan, H. J. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Williams, Sir H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Duncan, J. A. L. Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Dunglass, Lord Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Womersley, Sir W. J.
Edmondson, Major Sir J. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)
Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Elliston, Capt. G. S. Nall, Sir J. Captain Waterhouse and Mr. Munro.
Adams, D. (Consett) Day, H. Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.)
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Dobbie, W. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Ede, J. C. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)
Ammon, C. G. Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Hall, W. G. (Colne Valley)
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Edwards, N. (Caerphilly) Hardie, Agnes
Banfield, J. W. Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) Harris, Sir P. A.
Batey, J. Foot, D. M. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford)
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Gallacher, W. Henderson, J. (Ardwick)
Broad, F. A. Gardner, B. W. Henderson, T. (Tradeston)
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Garro Jones, G. M. Hills, A. (Pontofract)
Cluse, W. S. George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Horabin, T. L.
Collindridge, F. George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) Jagger, J.
Daggar, G. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Jenkins, A. (Pontypool)
Dalton, H. Grenfell, D. R. John, W.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Jones, A. C. (Shipley)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Lathan, G.
Lawson, J. J. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.) Tomlinson, G.
Lee, F. Rothschild, J. A. de Viant, S. P.
Leslie, J. R. Sexton, T. M. Walkden, A. G.
Lunn, W. Shinwell, E. Walker, J.
Macdonald, G. (Ince) Silverman, S. S. Watkins, F. C.
Maclean, N. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's) Wedgwood, Rt. Hon. J. C.
MacMillan, M. (Western Isles) Sloan, A. White, H. Graham
Maxton, J. Smith, E. (Stoke) Whiteley, W. (Blaydon)
Montague, F. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly) Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Morgan, J. (York, W.R., Doncaster) Smith, T. (Normanton) Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Noel-Baker, P. J. Sorensen, R. W. Wilmot, John
Paling, W. Stephen, C. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Parkinson, J. A. Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.) Wilson, C. H.(Attercliffe)
Pearson, A. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth) Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Richards, R. (Wrexham) Thurtle, E.
Ritson, J. Tinker, J. J. TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Mr. Mathers and Mr. Groves.

Question put, and agreed to.