HC Deb 12 June 1939 vol 348 cc905-7
Mr. Greenwood

May I ask the Prime Minister what is the purpose for which it is proposed to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule to-night?

The Prime Minister

The first item of business to-day is the Resolution under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act, 1921, with regard to His Majesty's Submarine"Thetis." The Civil Defence Bill will then be considered. The Bill is being recommitted in certain respects, and it is anticipated that the proceedings in Committee will occupy most of to-day's Sitting. It is proposed to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule for the Civil Defence Bill. I hope that there will be no need to ask the House to sit unduly late, but

we desire to make good progress to-day, so that we may be sure of concluding the Bill on Wednesday. We also propose to take the Report stage of the Ministry of Supply Money Resolution, which is exempted business.

Mr. Gallacher

In view of the list of Amendments, would it not have been better for the Minister to have prepared a new 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, 234; Noes, 101.

Division No. 164.] AYES. [3.48 p.m.
Adams, S. V. T. (Leads, W.) Duckworth, Arthur (Shrewsbury) Jarvis, Sir J.J.
Albery, Sir Irving Duggan, H. J. Keeling, E. H.
Anderson, Sir A. Garrett (C. of Ldn.) Duncan, J. A. L. Kerr, Colonel C. I. (Montrose)
Anderson, Rt. Hn. Sir J. (Sc'h Univ's) Dunglass, Lord Karr, Sir J. Graham (Scottish Univ.)
Anstruther-Gray, W. J. Edmondson, Major Sir J. Lamb, Sir J. O.
Assheton, R. Ellis, Sir G. Lambert, Rt. Hon. G.
Baillie, Sir A. W. M. Elliston, Capt. G. S. Lancaster, Captain C. G.
Baldwin-Webb, Col. J. Emmett, C. E. G. C Leash, Sir J. W.
Balfour, Capt. H. H. (Isle of Thanel) Emrys-Evans, P. V. Leighton, Major B. E. P.
Barrie, Sir C. C. Entwistle, Sir C. F. Levy, T.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H. Evans, Capt. A. (Cardiff, S.) Lewis, O.
Beaumont, Hon. R. E. B. (Portsm'h) Fleming, E. L. Lipson, D. L.
Bennett, Sir E. N. Fox, Sir G. W. G. Llewellin, Colonel J. i.
Bernays, R, H. Fremantle), Sir F. E. Lloyd, G. W.
Bird, Sir R. B. Fyfe, D. P. M. Locker-Lampion, Comdr. O. S.
Blair, Sir R. Gaorge, Megan Lloyd (Anglesey) Lyons, A. M.
Bossom, A. C. Gluckstein, L. H. Mabane, W. (Huddersfield)
Boulton, W. W. Glyn, Major Sir R. G. C. MacAndrew, Colonel Sir C. G.
Bower, Comdr. R. T. Graham, Captain A. C. (Wlrral) MacDonald, Rl. Hon. M. (Ross)
Broadbridge, Sir G. T. Grant-Ferris, Flight-Lieutenant R, Macdonald, Capt. P.(isle of Wight)
Brooklebank, Sir Edmund Granville, E. L. McEwen, Capt. J. H. F.
Brooks, H. (Lewisham, W.) Grattan-Doyle, Sir N. Maonamara, Lieut.-Colonel J. R. J.
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Newbury) Gretton, Col. Rl. Han. J Maoquisten, F. A.
Bull, B. B. Grigg, Sir E. W. M. Makins, Brigadier-General Sir Ernest
Bullock, Capt. M. Grimston, R. V. Manningham-Buller, Sir M.
Burghley, Lord Guest, Hon. I, (Breton and Radnor) Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.
Burton, Col. H. W. Guinness, T. L. E. B. Marsden, Commander A.
Butler, Rt. Hon. R. A. Gunston, Capt Sir D. W. Mason, Lt.-Col. Hon. G. K. M.
Cartland, J. R. H. Hacking, Rt. Hon. Sir O. H. Medlicott, F.
Cary, R. A. Hambro, A. V. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth)
Cayzer, Sir C. W. (City of Chester) Hammersley, S. S. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.)
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.) Hannah, I. C. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgb't'n) Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Moore, Lieut.-Col. Sir T. C. R.
Channon, H. Harris, Sir P. A. Moreing, A. C.
Chapman, A. (Rutherglen) Haslam, Henry (Horncastle) Morgan, R. H. (Worcester, Stourbridge)
Chapman, Sir S. (Edinburgh, s.) Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Morris-Jones, Sir- Henry
Clydesdale, Marquess of Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ's.)
Cobb, Captain E. C. (Preston) Hely-Hutchinson, M. R. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester)
Colville, Rt. Hon. John Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel A. P. Mulrhead, Lt.-Cot. A. J.
Count, Captain R. J. E. Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan Nail, Sir J.
Cooks, J. O. (Hammersmith, S.) Herbert, Lt.-Col. J. A. (Monmouth) Neven-spence, Major B. H. H.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. A. Duff (W'st'r S.G'gs) Heare, Rt. Hon. Sir S. Nicolson, Hon. H. G.
Cooper, Rt. Hn. T. M. (E'nburgh, W.) Holdsworth, H. O'Connor, Sir Terence J.
Cox, H. B. Trevor Holmes, J. S. Orr-Ewing, I. L.
Crookshank, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. F. C. Hopkinson, A. Palmer, G. E. H.
Cross, R. H. Horsbrugh, Florence Patrick, C. M.
Crowder, J. F. E. Howitt, Dr. A. B. Peake, O.
Davison. Sir W. H. Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Petherick, M.
De la Bert, R. Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport) Pilkington, R.
Denman, Hon. R. D. Hume, Sir G. H. Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
Denville, Alfred Huntoke, H. P. Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton
Deland, G. F. Hunter, T. Procter, Major H. A.
Donner, P. W. Hurd, Sir P. A. Ramsay, Captain A. H. M.
Dorman-Smith, Col. Rt. Hon. Sir R. H. Hutchinson, C. C. Ramsbotham, Rt. Hon. H.
Drewe, C. James, Wing-commander A. W. H. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.)
Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Simmonds, O. E. Walker-Smith, Sir J.
Rawson, Sir Cooper Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's) Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Euan
Reed, Sir H. S. (Aylesbury) Smiles, Lieut.-Colonal Sir W. D. Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hall)
Reid, W. Allan (Derby) Smith, Braoewell (Dulwich) Ward, Irene M. B. (Wallsend)
Remer, J. R. Smith, Sir R. W. (Aberdeen) Warrender, Sir V.
Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Smithers, Sir W. Waterhouse, Captain C.
Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.) Somervell, Rt. Hon. Sir Donald Watt, Lt.-Col. G. S Harvie
Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Somerville, Sir A. A. (Windsor) Webbe, Sir W. Harold
Ropner, Colonel L. Southby, Commander Sir A. R.J Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Ross, Major Sir R. D. (Londonderry) Spans. W. P. Wells, Sir Sydney
Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd) Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Rothschild, J. A. de Strauss, H. G. (Norwich) Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R. Stuart, Rt. Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Russell, Sir Alexander Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F. Williams, Sir H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) Sutcliffe, H. Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir A. T. (Hitchin)
Salmon, Sir I. Tasker, Sir R. I. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.) Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne) Womersley, Sir W. J.
Samuel, M. R. A. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (Padd., S.) Wood, Hon. C. I. C.
Sandeman, Sir N. S. Thornton-Kemsley, C. N. Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Sandys, E. D. Touche, G. C. Wright, Wing-Commander J. A. C.
Scott, Lord William Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C. Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
Selley, H. R. Tufnell, Liaut.-Commander R, L.
Shakespeare, G. H. Turton, R. H. TELLER FOR THE ATES—.
Shaw, Captain W. T. (Forfar) Wakefield, W. W. Mr. Munro and Mr. Furness.
Adams, D. (Consett) Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) Noel-Baker, P. J.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Groves, T. E. Paling, W.
Adamson, Jennie L. (Dartford) Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.) Parker, J.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H' lsbr.) Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Pearson, A.
Ammon, C. G. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Anderson, F. (Whitehaven) Hardie, Agnes Ridley, G.
Banfield, J. W. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Ritson, J.
Barnes, A. J. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Sanders, W. S.
Barr, J. Hills, A. (Pontefract) Sexton, T. M.
Batty, J. Jagger, J. Shinwell, E.
Beaumont, H. (Bailey) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Silkin, L.
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Johnston, Rt- Hon. T. Silverman, S. S.
Benson, G. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Simpson, F. B.
Burke, W. A, Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Smith, Ben (Rotherhithe)
Charleton, H. C. Lansbury. Rt. Hon. Q. Smith, E. (Stoke)
Cluse, W. S. Lathan, G. Smith, Rt. Hon. H. B. Lees- (K'ly)
Cocks, F. S. Lawson, J. J. Smith, T. (Normantcn)
Collindridge, F. Leach, W. Sorensen, R. W.
Cove, W. G. Lee, F. Stewart, W. J. (H'ght'n-le-Sp'ng)
Daggar, G. Leslie, J. R. Strauss, G. Ft- (Lambeth, N.)
Dalton, H. Logan, D. G. Thorne, W.
Davies, R.J. (Westhoughton) Limn, W. Thurtle, E.
Davies, S.O. (Merthyr) Macdonald, G. (Ince) Tinker, J. J.
Day, H. McEntee, V. La T. Viant, S. P.
Dunn, E. (Rother Valley) MoGhee, H. G. Walkden, A. G.
Ede, J. C. MacLaren, A. Walker, J.
Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Mainwaring, W. H. Watkins, F. C.
Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H. Mathers, G. Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Gallacher, W. Messer, F, Williams, T. (Don Valley)
Gardner, B. W. Montague, F. Williams, J.
Gibson, R. (Greenock) Morgan, J. (York, W.R., Doncaster) Windsor, W. (Hull, C.)
Green, W. H. (Deptford) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.) TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Grenfell, D. R. Muff, G. Mr. Whiteley and Mr. Adamson.
Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Naylor, T. E.

Question put, and agreed to.