HC Deb 10 July 1939 vol 349 cc1819-23
Mr. Greenwood

May I ask the Prime Minister how far he proposes to go with the business on the Order Paper in the event of the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule?

The Prime Minister

It is proposed to take the business up to and including the third Order on the Paper. It is also proposed to take the Report stage of the Milk Industry (Payments), Money Resolution, and the Ways and Means Resolution relating to the London Government Bill, which are exempted business.

Mr. Greenwood

May I put to the right hon. Gentleman this further point, which I raised on Thursday on the question of business. Assuming that the first Order

requires a somewhat long debate and that there are substantial points on the Amendments in another place to the Civil Defence Bill, would it not be unreasonable to take the Amendments from another place on the Ministry of Supply Bill, which include one issue of substantial importance?

The Prime Minister

I am sure the right hon. Gentleman recognises that I am never unreasonable. We have a great deal of business to get through, but we do not want the House to have to sit unduly late, and we will see how we get on.

Mr. Greenwood

If the Prime Minister is informed through the usual channels that the House is, in fact, likely to sit unduly late, will his sweet reasonableness then begin to operate?

The Prime Minister

I shall be very happy for consultations to take place through the usual channels.

Mr. Thorne

The Prime Minister says that he is never unreasonable. Will he tell us when the General Election is to be?

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, 229; Noes, 113.

Division No. 224.] AYES. [3.58 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lt.-Col. G. J. Butcher, H. W. Dugdale, Captain T. L.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leeds, W.) Butler, Rt. Hon. R. A. Duncan, J. A. L.
Albery, Sir Irving Caine, G. R. Hall- Eden, Rt. Hon. A.
Alexander, Brig.-Gen. Sir W. Campbell, Sir E. T. Edmondson, Major Sir J.
Allan, Col. J. Sandeman (B'knhead) Cartland, J. R. H. Elliot, Rt. Hon. W. E.
Anderson, Rt. Hn. Sir J. (So'h Univ's) Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Ellis, Sir G.
Anstruther-Cray, W. J. Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Elliston, Capt. G. S.
Aske, Sir R. W. Cazalet, Capt. V. A. (Chippenham) Emrys-Evans, P. V.
Assheten, R. Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. K. (Edgb't'n) Entwistle, Sir C. F.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Channon, H. Errington, E.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanet) Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Erskine-Hill, A. G.
Barrie, Sir C. C. Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, S.) Evans, Colonel A. (Cardiff, S.)
Baxter, A. Beverley Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S. Findlay, Sir E.
Beauchamp, Sir B. C. Clydesdale, Marquess of Fleming, E. L.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) Fox, Sir G. W. G.
Bail. Sir A. L. Colville, Rt. Hon. John Fremantle, Sir F. E.
Bennett, Sir E. N. Conant, Captain R. J. E. Furness, S. N.
Bernays, R. H. Cooke, J. D. (Hammersmith, S.) Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir J.
Bird, Sir R. B. Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Cluckstein, L. H.
Bottom, A. C. Croft, Brig.-Gen. Sir H. Page Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C.
Boulton, W. W. Crookshank, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. F. C. Graham, Captain A. C. (Wirral)
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Crowder, J. F. E. Grant-Ferris, Flight-Lieutenant R.
Broadbridge, Sir G. T. Culverwell, C. T. Granvilli, E. L.
Brooke, H. (Lewisham, W.) Daviton, Sir W. H. Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.
Brown, Rt. Hon. E. (Leith) De la Bère, R. Gridley, Sir A. B.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Denman, Hon. R. D. Grigg, Sir E. W. M.
Browne, A. C. (Belfast, W.) Denville, Alfred Grimston, R. V.
Bull, B. B. Doland, G. F. Guinness, T. L. E. B.
Bullook, Capt. M. Donner, P. W. Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W.
Burgin, Rt. Hon. E. L. Dorman-Smith, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir R. H. Hacking, Rt. Hon. Sir D. H.
Burton, Col. H. W. Drewe, C. Hannah, I. C.
Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Mitchell, H. (Brentford and Chiswisk) Simmonds, O. E.
Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Mitchell, Sir W. Luna (Streatham) Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Hely-Hutchinson, M. R. Moore, Lieut.-Col. Sir T. C. R. Smith, Bracewell (Dulwich)
Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P. Moore-Brabazon, Lt.-Col. J. T. C. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen)
Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Moreing, A. C. Smithers, Sir W.
Hepworth, J. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.) Somerville, Sir A. A. (Windsor)
Hoare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Muirhead, Lt.-Col. A. J. Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J.
Hogg, Hon. Q. McG. Nail, Sir J. Spears, Brigadier-General E. L.
Howitt, Dr. A. B. Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) O'Connor, Sir Terence J. Strickland, Captain W. F.
Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport) O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Hulbert, Squadron-Leader N. J. Orr-Ewing, I. L. Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Hume, Sir G. H. Palmer, G. E. H. Sutcliffe, H.
Hunloke, H. P. Peake, O. Tasker, Sir R. I.
Hunter, T. Peat, C. U. Thomas, J. P. L.
Hurd, Sir P. A. Pickthorn, K. W. M. Thomson, Sir J. D. W.
Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H. Pilkington, R. Thorneycroft, G. E. P.
Jennings, R. Plugge, Capt. L. F. Thornton-Kemsley, C. N.
Keeling, E. H. Ponsonby, Col. C. E. Titchfield, Marauess of
Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose) Porritt, R. W. Touche, G. C.
Kerr, H. W. (Oldham) Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Kerr, Sir John Graham (Soo'sh Univs.) Procter, Major H. A. Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet Sir R. Purbrick, R. Wakefield, W. W.
Lamb, Sir J. Q. Raikes, H. V. A. M. Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Ramsbotham, Rt. Hon. H. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Lancaster, Lieut.-Colonel C. G. Rankin, Sir R. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Leech, Sir J. W. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
Leighton, Major B. E. P. Rawson, Sir Cooper Warrender, Sir V.
Lewis, O. Reed, A. C. (Exeter) Watt, Lt.-Col. G. S. Harvie
Lipson, D. L. Reed, Sir H. S. (Aylesbury) Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Liewellin, Colonel J. J. Raid, W. Allan (Derby) Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Lloyd, G. W. Renter, J. R. Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Locker-Lampson, Comdr. O. S. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Ropner, Colonel L. Williams, H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Russell, Sir Alexander Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Macmillan, H. (Stockton-on-Tees) Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Macnamara, Lieut.-Colonel J. R. J. Salmon, Sir I. Womersley, Sir W. J.
Macquisten, F. A. Salt, E. W. Wood, Hon. C. I. C.
Maitland, Sir Adam Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.) Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Makins, Brigadier-General Sir Ernest Samuel, M. R. A. Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. C.
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Sandeman, Sir N. S. Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Markham, S. F. Sanderson, Sir F. B.
Marsden, Commander A. Schuster, Sir G. E. TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Meller, Sir R. J (Mitcham) Scott, Lord William Captain Waterhouse and Mr. Munro.
Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth) Selley, H. R.
Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Shaw, Captain W. T. (Forfar)
Adams, D. (Cornett) Frankel, D. Maxton, J.
Adam, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Gallacher, W. Milner, Major J.
Adamson, Jennie L. (Dartford) Gardner, B. W. Montague, F.
Adamson, W. M. George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke) Morgan, J. (York, W.R., Doneasler)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Gibson, R. (Greenock) Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Ammon, C. G Green, W. H. (Deptford) Naylor, T. E.
Banfield, J. W. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Noel-Baker, P. J.
Barnes, A. J. Grenfell, D. R. Paling, W.
Batey, J. Griffith, F. Kingsley (M'ddl'sbro, W.) Parker, J.
Bellenger, F. J. Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Pearson, A.
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Grovel, T. E. Pethick-Lawrnce, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Benson, G. Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.) Poole, C. C.
Bevan, A. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Ridley, G.
Brown, C. (Mansfield) Hall, J. H. (Whiteehapel) Ritson, J.
Burke, W. A. Hardie, Agnes Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.)
Chater, D. Harris, Sir P. A. Rothschild, J. A. de
Cluse, W. S. Hayday, A. Sanders, W. S.
Collindridge, F. Henderson, A. (Kingiwinfard) Seely, Sir H. M.
Cripps, Hon. Sir Stafford Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Silkin, L.
Daggar, G. Hills, A. (Pontefract) Silverman, S. S.
Dalton, H. Hopkin, D. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Jagger, J. Smith, Ben (Rotherhlthe)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Smith, E. (Stoke)
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr) Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B, Lees- (K'ly)
Day, H. Leach, W. Smith, T. (Normanton)
Dobbie, W. Lea, F. Sorensen, R. W.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) Leslie, J. R. Stephen, C.
Ede, J. C. Logan, D. G. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n.le-Sp'ng)
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwelty) Lunn, W. Stokes, R. R.
Edwards, N. (Caerphilly) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)
Evans, D. O. (Cardigan) MaEntee, V. La T. Summerskill, Dr. Edith
Evans, E. (Univ. of Wales) MeGhee, H. G. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. MacLaren, A. Thorne, W.
Foot, D. M. Mainwaring, W. H. Thurtle, E.
Tinker, J. J. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore) Woods, G. S. (Finsbury)
Vianl, S. P. Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Walter, J. Wilmot, John TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Walkini, F. C. Wilson, C. K. (Attercliffo) Mr. Charleton and Mr. Mathers.
Whiteley, W. (Blaydon) Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)