HC Deb 30 April 1947 vol 436 cc2075-9

Amendment proposed: In page 74, line i8, to leave out from "Harbours," to end of line 19.—[Mr. Barnes.]

Question put, "That the Amendment be made."

The House divided: Ayes, 346; Noes, 31.

O'Brien, T. Sharp, Granville Tolley, L.
OldfieId, W. H. Shawcross, C. N. (Widnes) Turner-Samuels, M.
Oliver, G. H. Shawcross, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (St. Helens) Ungoed-Thomas, L.
Paget, R. T. Shinwell, Rt. Hon. E. Usborne, Henry
Paling, Rt. Hon. Wilfred (Wentworth) Shurmer, P. Vernon, Maj. W. F
Paling, Will T, (Dewsbury) Silverman, J. (Erdington) Viant, S P.
Palmer, A. M. F. Silverman, S. S. (Nelson) Walkden, E.
Pargiter, G. A. Simmons, C. J. Walker, G. H
Parker, J. Skeffington, A. M. Wallace, G. D. (Chislehurst)
Parkin, B. T. Skeffington-Lodge, T. C Wallace, H. W. (Walthamstow, E.)
Paton, Mrs. F. (Ruskcliffe) Skinnard, F. W. Warbey, W. N.
Paton, J. (Norwich) Smith, C. (Colchester) Watkins, T. E.
Pearson, A. Smith, H. N. (Nottingham, S.) Watson, W. M.
Peart, Capt. T. F. Smith, S. H. (Hull, S.W.) Webb, M. (Bradford, C.)
Piratin, P. Solley, L. J. Weitzman, D.
Platts-Mills, J. F. F. Sorensen, R. W. Wells, P. L. (Faversham)
Poole, Major Cecil (Lichfield) Soskice, Maj. Sir F Wells, W. T. (Walsall)
Porter, E. (Warrington). Sparks, J. A. West, D. G.
Porter, G. (Leeds) Stamford, W Westwood, Rt. Hon. J.
Price, M. Philips Steele, T. White, H. (Derbyshire, N.E.)
Pritt, D. N. Stephen, C. Whiteley, Rt. Hon W.
Proctor, W T. Stewart, Capt. Michael (Fulham, E.) Wigg, Col. G. E.
Pryde, D. J. Strachey, J. Wilcock, Group-Capt. C. A B
Pursey, Cmdr. H Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth) Wilkes, L.
Randall, H. E. Stubbs, A. E. Wilkins, W. A.
Ranger, J. Summerskill, Dr. Edith Willey, F. T. (Sunderland)
Rankin, J. Swingler, S. Williams, D. J. (Neath)
Reeves, J. Sylvester, G. O. Williams, J. L. (Kelvingrove)
Reid, T. (Swindon) Symonds, A. L. Williams, Rt. Hon. T. (Don Valley)
Rhodes, H. Taylor, H. B. (Mansfield) Williams, W. R. (Heston)
Richards, R. Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth) Williamson, T.
Ridealgh, Mrs. M. Taylor, Dr. S. (Barnet) Willis, E.
Robens, A Thomas, D. E. (Aberdare) Wills, Mrs. E. A.
Roberts, Goronwy (Caernarvonshire) Thomas, I. O. (Wrekin) Wise, Major F. J.
Robertson, J. J. (Berwick) Thomas, George (Cardiff) Woodburn, A.
Ross, William (Kilmarnock) Thomson, Rt. Hn. G. R. (Ed'b'gh, E.) Wyatt, W.
Royle, C. Thorneycroft, Harry (Clayton) Yates, V. F.
Sargood, R. Thurtle, Ernest Young, Sir R. (Newton)
Scollan, T. Tiffany, S. Younger, Hon. Kenneth
Scott-Elliot, W. Timmons, J.
Shackleton, E. A. A Titterington, M. F TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Mr. Snow and Mr. Popplewell.
Aitken, Hon. Max Fox, Sir G. Morrison, Maj. J. G. (Salisbury)
Amory, D. Heathcoat Glyn, Sir R. Nicholson, G.
Baldwin, A. E. Houghton, S. G. Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
Barlow, Sir J. Holmes, Sir J. Stanley (Harwich) Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Beechman, N. A. Lamoert, Hon. G. Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (P'dd'ton, S.)
Bennett Sir P. Lipson, D. L. Teeling, William
Bullock, Capt. M McKie, J, H. (Galloway) Wheatley, Colonel M. J
Carson, E. Macpherson, Maj. N. (Dumfries)
Cole, T. L. Marlowe, A. A. H. TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
De la Bère, R. Maude, J. C Mr. Butcher and
Donner, Sqn.-Ldr. P. W. Mellor, Sir J. Sir Alan Herbert.
Dower, E. L. G. (Caithness) Moore, Lt.-Col. Sir T

Further Amendments made:

In page 75, line 16, leave out "and." and insert: (j) for repealing or amending any previous scheme in force with respect to the harbour or group of harbours or any part thereof; and.

In line 20, leave out from "amending," to "any," in line 22.

In page 76 line 2, leave out "or."

In line 2, after "any," insert "private dock undertaking."

In line 3, after first "undertaking," insert "or drydock undertaking."—[Mr. Barnes.]

Amendment proposed: In page 76, line 16, leave out from "the," to third "to," in line 17, and insert: Minister may—

  1. (a) specify a trade harbour or group of trade harbours, and
  2. (b) direct the Commission."—[Mr. Barnes.]

Mr. Nicholson

On a point of Order. Is not this really two Amendments, Mr. Speaker, and should it not, therefore, be put in two parts?

Mr. Speaker

No, the principle of both parts has already been agreed to by the House.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 76, line 19, leave out "any," and insert "the."

In line 19, leave out from "harbours," to end of line 21, and insert: so specified, and the Commission shall give effect to any such directions.

In page 77, line 5, at end, insert: drydock undertaking" means an undertaking or part of an undertaking the activities whereof consist wholly or mainly of the construction, improvement, maintenance or management of a dock the use whereof is substantially confined to the cleaning or repairing of ships."—[Mr. Barnes.]