HC Deb 13 June 1939 vol 348 cc1113-7
Mr. Arthur Greenwood

May I ask the Prime Minister what business he proposes to take to-night in the event of the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule?

The Prime Minister

It is proposed to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule for the Civil Defence Bill, with which we hope to make good progress to-day. We hope to obtain the Government of India Act, 1935 (Adaptation of Acts of Parliament (Amendment) Order) which was debated last week, and the remaining stages of the Public Trustee (General Deposit Fund) Bill, which has already been considered by a Select Committee of this House.

Mr. Greenwood

Although the last two Orders will not raise a great deal of controversy, may I ask that the House shall not continue, in view of the progress

made yesterday, to sit as late as last night?

The Prime Minister

It is hoped that it will not be necessary to sit late.

Mr. Garro Jones

Would the Prime Minister be good enough to say, with reference to the Motion in my name on the Order Paper—[Interrogation of Ministers]—whether he will give facilities for a discussion of that Motion?

The Prime Minister

I am afraid that I cannot offer any hope of that.

Mr. Garro Jones

Will the Prime Minister give the assurance that he will have inquiry made into the circumstances of the suggestion put forward in the Motion, and permit me to renew my question to him at a later date? May I have an answer to that request?

The Prime Minister

I am afraid that I should have to study the Motion of the hon. Member before I gave an answer.

Sir W. Davison

Is the Prime Minister aware that there are a great many in accurate statements in it?

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, 247; Noes, 122

Guest, Hon. I. (Brecon and Radnor) Macnamara, Lieut.-Colonel J, R. J. Salt, E. W.
Gunston, Capt. Sir D. W. Macquisten, F. A. Salter, Sir J. Arthur (Oxford U.)
Hacking, Rt. Hon. Sir D. H. Magnay, T. Sandeman, Sir N. S.
Hambro, A. V. Maitland, Sir Adam Sandys, E. D.
Hannah, I. C. Making, Brigadier-General Sir Ernest Shepperson, Sir E. W.
Hannon, Sir P. J. H. Mander, G. le M. Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A.
Harbord, Sir A. Manningham-Buller, Sir M. Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (C'thn's)
Harris, Sir P. A. Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R. Smiles, Lieut.-Colonel Sir W. D.
Harvey, T. E. (Eng. Univ's.) Markham, S. F. Smithers, Sir W.
Haslam, H. C. (Horncastle) Maxwell, Hon. S. A. Snadden, W. McN.
Haslam, Sir J. (Bolton) Medlicott, F. Somervell, Rt. Hon. Sir Donald
Heilgers, Captain F. F. A. Mellor, Sir J. S. P. (Tamworth Somerville, Sir A. A. (Windsor)
Hely-Hutchinson, M. R. Mills, Sir F. (Leyton, E.) Southby, Commander Sir A. R. J.
Hepburn, P. G. T. Buchan- Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest) Spears, Brigadier-General E. L.
Hepworth, J. Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham) Spens. W. P.
Herbert, A. P. (Oxford U.) Moore, Lieut.-Colonel Sir T. C. R. Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'm'l'd)
Herbert, Lt.Col. J. A. (Monmouth) Morgan, R. H. (Worcester, Stourbridge) Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Higgs, W. F. Morris-Jones, Sir Henry Storey, S.
Holdsworth, H. Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univ,s.) Stourton, Major Hon. J. J.
Holmes, J. S. Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. (Cirencester) Strauss, H. G. (Norwich)
Hopkinson, A. Neven-Spence, Major B. H. H. Strickland, Captain W. F
Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hack., N.) Nicolson, Hon. H. G. Stuart, Lord C. Crichton- (N'thw'h)
Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport) O'Connor, Sir Terence J. Stuart, Rt. Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Hulbert, Squadron-Leader N, J. O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Sueter, Rear-Admiral Sir M. F.
Hume, Sir G. H. Orr-Ewing, I. L. Tasker, Sir R. I.
Hunloke, H. P. Owen, Major G. Thomas, J. P. L.
Hunter, T. Palmer, G. E. H. Touche, G. C.
Hutchinson, G. C. Patrick, C. M. Train, Sir J.
Inskip, Rt. Hon. Sir T. W. H. Peaks, O. Tree, A. R. L. F.
James, Wing-commander A. W. H. Perkins, W. R. D. Tryon, Major Rt. Hon. G. C.
Jennings, R. Peters, Dr. S. J. Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R, L.
Joel, D. J. B. Petherick, M. Turton, R. H.
Jones, Sir H. Haydn (Merioneth) Pickthorn, K. W. M. Wakefield, W. W.
Jones, L. (Swansea W.) Pilkington, R. Wallace, Capt. Rt. Hon. Evan
Keeling, E. H. Pownall, Lt.-Col. Sir Assheton Ward, Lieut.Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Kerr, Sir J. Graham (Scottish Univ.) Radford, E. A. Wardlaw-Milne, Sir J. S.
Kimball, L. Ramsay, Captain A. H. M. Warrender, Sir V.
Lamb, Sir J. Q. Rathbone, Eleanor (English Univ's.) Watt, Lt.-Col. G. S. Harvie
Lambert, Rt. Hon. G. Rathbone, J. R. (Bodmin) Wedderburn, H. J. S.
Leech, Sir J. W. Rawson, Sir Cooper Wells, Sir Sydney
Lees-Jones, J. Reed, Sir H. S. (Aylesbury) Whiteley, Major J. P. (Buckingham)
Levy, T. Rickards, G. W. (Skipton) Wickham, Lt.-Col. E. T. R.
Lewis, O. Roberts, W. (Cumberland, N.) Williams, C. (Torquay)
Liddall, W. S. Robinson, J. R. (Blackpool) Williams, Sir H. G. (Croydon, S.)
Lipson, D. L. Rosbotham, Sir T. Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel G.
Little, J. Ross, Major Sir R. D. (Londonderry) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Lloyd, G. W. Ross Taylor, W. (Woodbridge) Womersley, Sir W. J.
Locker-Lampson, Comdr. D. S. Rowlands, G. Wragg, H.
Mabane, W. (Huddersfield) Royds, Admiral Sir P. M. R. Wright, Wing-Commander J. A, C.
Macdonald, Capt. P. (Isle of Wight) Ruggles-Brise, Colonel sir E. A. York, C.
McEwen, Capt. J. H. F. Russell, Sir Alexander Young, A. S. L. (Partick)
McKie, J. H. Russell, S. H. M. (Darwen) TELLERS FOR THE AYES AYES.—
Macmillan, H. (Stockton-on-Tees) Salmon, Sir I. Captain Dugdale and Mr. Munro.
Adams, D. (Consett) Edwards, Sir C. (Bedwellty) Kirby, B. V.
Adams, D. M. (Poplar, S.) Fletcher, Lt.-Comdr. R. T. H Kirkwood, D.
Adamson, Jennie L. (Dartford) Frankel, D. Lansbury, Rt. Hon. G.
Adamson, W. M. Gallacher, W. Lathan, G.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (H'lsbr.) Gardner, B. W. Lawson, J. J.
Banfield, J. W. Garro Jones, G. M. Leach, W.
Barnes, A. J. Gibson, R. (Greenock) Lee, F.
Barr. J. Green, W. H. (Deptford) Leslie, J. R.
Beaumont, H. (Batley) Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. Logan, D. G.
Bellenger, F. J. Grenfell, D. R. Lunn, W.
Benn, Rt. Hon. W. W. Griffiths, G. A. (Hemsworth) Macdonald, G. (Ince)
Benson, G. Griffiths, J. (Llanelly) McEntee, V. La T.
Burke, W. A. Guest, Dr. L. H. (Islington, N.) McGhee, H. G.
Cape, T. Hall, G. H. (Aberdare) Maclean, N.
Charleton, H. C. Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel) Mainwaring, W. H.
Cluse, W. S. Hayday, A. Marshall, F.
Clynes, Rt, Hon. J. R. Henderson, A. (Kingswinford) Maxton, J.
Cocks, F. S. Henderson, J. (Ardwick) Montague, F.
Collindridge, F. Henderson, T. (Tradeston) Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)
Cove, W. G. Hicks, E. G. Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Cripps, Hon. Sir Stafford Hills, A. (Pontefract) Muff, G.
Daggar, G. Isaacs, G. A. Noel-Baker, P. J.
Davidson, J. J. (Maryhill) Jagger, J. Paling, W.
Davies, Ft. J. (Westhoughton) Jenkins, A. (Pontypool) Parker, J.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr). Jenkins, Sir W. (Neath) Parkinson, J. A.
Day, H. John, W. Pearson, A.
Dobbie, W. Jones, A. C. (Shipley) Pethick-Lawrence, Rt. Hon. F. W.
Ede, J. C. Kennedy, Rt. Hon. T. Price, M. P.