§ Mr. Greenwood
May I ask the Prime Minister for what purpose it is intended to suspend the Eleven 0'Clock Rule to-day and whether he will state the business that it is proposed to take next week?
The Prime Ministers
We hope to obtain to-day the Report stage and Third Reading of the Cotton Industry (Re-organisation) Bill. It is proposed to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule for that purpose. The business for next week is as follows:
§ Monday—Second Reading of the British Overseas Airways Bill, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; consideration of the Amendments to the Civil Defence Bill, and to the Ministry of Supply Bill, which are expected to be received from another place.
§ Thursday—Third Reading of the Finance Bill until Half-past Seven; Second Reading of the House of Commons Members' Fund Bill; conclusion of the Committee stage of the Milk Industry (No. 2) Bill, if not already concluded.
§ The Business for Friday will be announced later.
§ If there is time, on any day, progress will be made with other Business, including the remaining stages of the Air Ministry (Heston and Kenley Aerodromes Extension) Bill and Lords Amendments to the Wheat (Amendment) Bill.
§ Mr. Greenwood
As the House has not been informed of the extent or the importance of the Amendments which are to come from another place, may I take it that there is no intention of running the House very late on, say, the Lords Amendments to the Ministry of Supply Bill if the Amendments to the Civil Defence Bill take a reasonable amount of time, as they well may?
§ The Prime Minister
The Amendments from another place will be here to-night and will be in Members' hands tomorrow. I cannot give any complete undertaking as to what will happen. We hope to make good progress.
§ Mr. Greenwood
I do not know how long hon. Members will wish to debate 1497 the British Overseas Airways Bill, but if the Amendments to the Civil Defence Bill are to be properly considered it may well be that there will be no opportunity at a reasonable time for discussing the Amendments from another place.
§ The Prime Minister
I quite appreciate the right hon. Gentleman's point. I do not think I am in a position to give a definite pledge, but I will do my best to see that the House is not driven too hard.
§ Mr. Benn
Did not a Government spokesman in another place say, in response to pressure, that it might be necessary to make substantial Amendments in the Ministry of Supply Bill? That is what we have in mind.
§ Mr. Foot
In view of the fact that the question to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to-day has not been reached with regard to the terms of the Bill to deal with distressed areas which are not scheduled as Special Areas, may I ask whether we are expected to pass that Bill into law before the Recess or during the remainder of the present Session?
§ Mr. Maxton
As there are still nine or 10 Supply days outstanding, may I take it that we are not going to lose any one of those Supply days? There is none on the programme for the coming week.
§ asked a question on the subject of the proposed Bill to deal with distressed areas, and was told to await the reply which would be given to Question No. 84? As some Minister on the Front Bench must be in possession of that reply, could he not be allowed to state it to the House?
§ The Prime Minister
The hon. Member will see the reply in the ordinary course. I propose later to make a statement about future business.
§ Mr. Ammon
Will the right hon. Gentleman be able to arrange for time to be given for the London Government Bill?
§ Mr. Benjamin Smith
May I ask whether it is expected that the Shipping Subsidy Bill will be brought in before the Adjournment?
§ Mr. Mander
Can the Prime Minister say when the Official Secrets Bill is to be taken? Is it proposed to take it before the Adjournment or not?
§ The Prime Minister
The hon. Member had better await the statement which I propose to make on future business.
Motion made, and Question put,
That the Proceedings on Govenment 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, 236; Noes, 113.1501
|Division No. 220.]||AYES.||[3.54 p.m.|
|Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J.||Burton, Col. H. W.||Crooko, Sir J. Smedley|
|Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.)||Campbell, Sir E. T.||Cross, R. H.|
|Aflen, Col. J. Sandeman (B'knhead)||Cary, R. A.||Crossley, A. C.|
|Amery, Rt. Hon. L. C. M. S.||Castlereagh, Viscount||Crowder, J. F. E.|
|Anderson, Rt. Hn. Sir J. (Sc'h Univ's)||Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester)||Cruddas, Col. B.|
|Anstruther-Gray, W. J.||Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham)||Davidson, Viscountess|
|Aske, Sir R. W.||Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N.(Edgb't'n)||Davison, Sir W. H.|
|Astor, Major Hon. J. J. (Dover)||Channon, H.||De la Bère, R.|
|Astor, Viscountess (Plymouth, Sutton)||Chapman, A. (Rutherglen)||Denville, Alfred|
|Balniel, Lord||Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.)||Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F.|
|Beauchamp, Sir B. C.||Chorlton, A. E. L.||Dodd, J. S.|
|Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h)||Christie, J. A.||Donner, P. W.|
|Bennett, Sir E. N.||Clarke, Colonel R. S. (E. Grinstead)||Drewe, C.|
|Bernays, R. H.||Clarry, Sir Reginald||Duncan, J. A. L.|
|Blair, Sir R.||Clydesdale, Marquess of||Dunglass, Lord|
|Bossom, A. C.||Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston)||Eckersley P. T.|
|Boyce, H. Leslia||Colman, N. C. D.||Edmondson, Major Sir J.|
|Bracken, B.||Colville, Rt. Hon. John||Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E.|
|Brocklebank, Sir Edmund||Cook, Sir T. R. A. M. (Norfolk, N.)||Emery, J. F.|
|Brooke, H. (Lewisham, W.)||Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.)||Emmott, C. E. G. C.|
|Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith)||Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W"st'r S. G'gs)||Emrys-Evans, P. V.|
|Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury)||Cooper, Rt. Hon. T. M. (E'burgh, W.)||Entwistle, Sir C. F.|
|Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.)||Courthope, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir G. L.||Errington, E.|
|Bull, B. B.||Cox, H. B. Trevor||Erskine-Hill, A. G.|
|Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L.||Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page||Evans, Colonel A. (Cardiff, S.)|
|Evans, D. O. (Cardigan)||Lennox-Boyd, A. T. L||Ruggles-Brise, Colonel Sir E. A.|
|Evans, E. (Univ. of Wales)||Levy, T.||Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen)|
|Everard, Sir William Lindsay||Lipson, D. L.||Salmon, Sir. I.|
|Fildes, Sir H.||Little, J.||Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.)|
|Findlay, Sir E.||Loftut, P. C.||Sanderson, Sir F. B.|
|Fleming, E. L.||Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)||Sandys, E. D.|
|Foot, D. M.||MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.||Scott, Lord William|
|Fremantle, Sir F E.||M'Connell, Sir J.||Shaw, Captain W. T. (Fortar)|
|Furness, S. N.||McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.||Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.|
|George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke)||McKie, J. H.||Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)|
|George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey)||Maclay, Hon. J. P.||Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)|
|Gluckstein, L. H.||Macmillan, H. (Stockton-on-Tees)||Smithers, Sir W.|
|Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C.||Maitland, Sir Adam||Snadden, W. McN.|
|Gower, Sir R. V.||Makins, Brigadier-General Sir Ernest||Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J.|
|Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral)||Mander, G. le M.||Spens, W. P.|
|Grant-Ferris, Flight-Lieutenant R.||Manningham-Buller, Sir M.||Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'ld)|
|Granville, E. L.||Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.||Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)|
|Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.||Marsden, Commander A.||Strickland, Captain W. F.|
|Gridley, Sir A. B.||Maxwell, Hon. S. A.||Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)|
|Grigg, Sir E. W. M.||Mellor, Sir R. J. (Mitcham)||Stuart, Rt. Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)|
|Grimston, R. V.||Mellor, Sir J. S.P. (Tamworth)||Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.|
|Gritten, W. G. Howard||Mellor Sir F. (Leyton, E.)||Sutcliffe, H.|
|Guinness, T. L. E. B.||Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)||Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)|
|Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W.||Morgan, R. H. (Worcester, Stourbridge)||Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.)|
|Hacking;, Rt. Hon. Sir D. H.||Morris-Jones, Sir Henry||Thomas, J. P. L.|
|Hammersley, S. S.||Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)||Thorneycroft, G. E. P.|
|Hannah, I. C.||Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirenester)||Thornton-Kemsley, C. N.|
|Hannon, Sir P. J. H.||Munro, P.||Touche, G. C.|
|Harris, Sir P. A.||Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H.||Train, Sir J.|
|Harvey, T. E. (Eng. Univ's.)||Nicholson, G. (Farnham)||Tree, A. R. L. F.|
|Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton)||Nicolson, Hon. H. G.||Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.|
|Heilgers, Captain F. F. A.||O'Connor Sir Terence J.||Turton, R. H.|
|Hely-Hutchinson, M. R.||Orr-Ewing, I. L.||Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan|
|Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan-||Peake, O.||Ward, Lieut-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)|
|Higgs, W. F.||Peat, C. U.||Warrender, Sir V.|
|Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S.||Petherick, M.||Watt, Lt.-Col. G. S. Harvie|
|Holdsworth, H.||Pickthorn, K. W. M||Wayland, Sir W. A.|
|Holmes, J. S.||Pilkington, R.||Webbe, Sir W. Harold|
|Hopkinson, A.||Plugge, Capt. L. F.||Wedderburn, H. J. S.|
|Horsbrugh, Florence||Ponsonby, Col. C. E.||Wells, Sir Sydney|
|Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport)||Porritt, R. W.||White, H. Graham|
|Hume, Sir G. H.||Procter, Major H. A.||Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)|
|Hunloke, H. P.||Raikes, H. V. A. M.||Williams, Sir H. G. (Croydon, S.)|
|Hunter, T.||Ramsbotham, Rt. Hon. H.||Willoughby de Eresby, Lord|
|Jarvis, Sir J. J.||Rankin, Sir R.||Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)|
|Jennings, R.||Reed, A. C. (Exeter)||Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.|
|Jones, Sir G. W. H. (S'k N'w'gt'n)||Reed, Sir H. S. (Aylesbury)||Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl|
|Keeling, E. H.||Rickards, G. W. (Skipton)||Womersley, Sir W. J.|
|Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose)||Roberts, W. (Cumberland N.)||Wood, Hon. C. I. C.|
|Kerr, Sir John Graham (Sco'sh Univs.)||Ropner, Colonel L.||Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. O.|
|Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R.||Rosbotham, Sir T.||York, C.|
|Knox, Major-General Sir A. W. F.||Ross, Major Sir R. D. (Londonderry)|
|Lancaster, Lieut.-Colonel C. G.||Rothschild, J. A. de||TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—|
|Law, R. K. (Hull, S.W.)||Rowlands, G.||Captain Waterhouse and Captain Dugdale.|
|Leighton, Major B. E. P.||Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R.|
|Adams, D. M. (Poplar. S.)||Dobbie, W||Johnston, Rt. Hon. T.|
|Adamson, Jennie L. (Dartford)||Dunn, E. (Rother Valley)||Jones, A. C. (Shipley)|
|Adamson, W. M.||Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty)||Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T.|
|Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.)||Edwards, N. (Caerphilly)||Lathan, G.|
|Ammon, C. G.||Frankel, D.||Leach, W.|
|Anderson, F. (Whitehaven)||Gallacher, W.||Lee, F.|
|Banfield, J. W.||Gardner, B. W.||Leonard, W.|
|Barnes, A. J.||Garro Jones, G. M.||Leslie, J. R.|
|Barr, J.||Gibson, R. (Greenock)||Logan, D. G.|
|Batey, J.||Green, W. H. (Deptford)||Macdonald, G. (Ince)|
|Bellenger, F. J.||Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A.||Menthe, V. La T.|
|Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W.||Grenfell, D. R.||McGhee, H. G.|
|Benson, d||Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth)||McGovern, J.|
|Bevan, A.||Griffiths, J. (Llanelly)||Mainwaring, W. H.|
|Broad, F. A.||Guest, Dr L. H. (Islington, N.)||Marshall, F.|
|Brown, C. (Mansfield)||Hall, G. H. (Aberdare)||Mathers, G.|
|Buchanan, G.||Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)||Maxton, J.|
|Burke, W. A.||Hardie, Agnes||Messer, F.|
|Cluse, W. S.||Hayday, A.||Montague, F.|
|Cooks, F. S.||Henderson, J. (Ardwick)||Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)|
|Collindridge, F.||Henderson, T. (Tradeston)||Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)|
|Daggar, G.||Hills, A. (Pontefract)||Naylor, T. E.|
|Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill)||Hopkin, D.||Noel-Baker, P. J.|
|Davies, R. J. (Westhoughten)||Jagger, J.||Oliver, G. H.|
|Davies, S.O.(Merthyr)||Jenkins, A. (Pontypool)||Paling, W.|
|Day, H.||John, W.||Parkinson, J. A.|
|Pearson, A.||Smith, T. (Normanton)||Watkins, F. C.|
|Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W.||Sorensen, R. W.||Watson, W. MoL.|
|Quibell, D. J. K.||Stephen, C.||Westwood, J.|
|Ridley, G.||Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)||Whiteley, W. (Blaydon)|
|Riley, B.||Stokes, R. R.||Williams T. (Don Valley)|
|Sanders, W. S.||Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)||Wilson, C. H. (Attercliffe)|
|Sexton, T. M.||Summerskill, Dr. Edith||Windsor, W. (Hull, G.)|
|Shinwell, E.||Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)||Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)|
|Silverman, S. S.||Thorne, W.||Young. Sir R. (Newton)|
|Simpson, F. B.||Thurtle, E.|
|Smith, Bon (Rotherhithe)||Tinker, J. J.||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—|
|Smith, E. (Stoke)||Viant, S. P.||Mr. Groves and Mr. Charleton.|
|Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)||Walker, J.|
Question, "That the Clause be read a Second time," put, and agreed to.