HC Deb 02 July 1951 vol 489 cc1968-77
Captain Ryder (Merton and Morden)

I beg to move, in page 10, line 12, to the end, to insert: and at the end of the said subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following words 'provided that where the claimant is a widow the allowance shall be ninety pounds.' The object of this Amendment is to try to bring some relief to what, I think, is a very hard pressed section of the community, that is to say to widows who have children in their care. I feel that this particular section of the community suffers under an anomaly as far as the matter of personal allowances is concerned. This anomaly has been going on for some time; but it has, of course, become far more apparent under the much higher rate of taxation, and become much more onerous in view of the rising cost of living.

I think that the simplest way I can present this case is to draw a comparison between two families, the one consisting of a man and his wife, and the other consisting of a widow with a child in her care. For the married man and his wife, under this Finance Bill the personal allowance is to be £190. The widow gets the single person's allowance of £110 with the addition of the children's allowance of £70, making a total of £180. Therefore, the widow is at a disadvantage to the tune of £10 compared with a married man and his wife and no children. Two single people living together have an aggregate personal allowance of £220. It will be seen, therefore, that the widow with a child is taxed at a higher rate in relation to personal allowances than any other section of the community.

It may be argued that this arises because the cost of clothing and feeding children is less than for adults, but I do not think that is a very sound argument. Children eat a great deal; their clothes have gone up in price very sharply; they grow out of their clothes much more quickly, and therefore need to buy more than adults; and they wear out their clothes very much more quickly than adults. That argument is a very doubtful one.

The main burden of the argument arises in comparing the financial strengths of the two families I have cited. I am sure the House will agree that the married man and his wife with no children to look after are in a far stronger position than the widow with a child in relation to earning a full day's wage. The married man and his wife are able to go out and earn a full day's wage, whereas the widow with a child of, say, 10 years of age may well find it extremely difficult to go out and earn a full day's wage, and will very likely only be able to undertake a part-time job. We should also consider the relative cost of getting to and from the place of work. Clearly. when travelling to a place of work for a full day's wage, perhaps with a little overtime, the cost of the fare is relatively smaller than when travelling to do only a part-time job. On many scores it would seem that the widow with a child to look after is in need of special consideration.

In drafting this Amendment my hon. Friends and I thought that the best way of helping these people was to prescribe an increase in the children's allowance. Of course, we must also consider that after the children have grown up and left home the widow will be at a great disadvantage. She may well have reached the age when it is difficult for her to get the sort of job she would have been able to get had she had no children. It may be the considered view of the Treasury that this Amendment does not fully cover the case, and I should be very glad to consider any improvements the Financial Secretary may care to propose.

When I mentioned this matter in Committee we were told that this concession would cost the Treasury £1 million. It may be that the Treasury find they cannot afford £1 million, but when we remember the present scale of expenditure —I will not go through the long list of costly extravagances—the sum of £1million seems to me a relatively small figure, and one which I feel would be well spent in helping a particularly hard pressed section of the community.

6.45 p.m.

Mr. Martin Lindsay (Solihull)

I beg to second the Amendment.

My hon. and gallant Friend has argued the case for this Amendment so well that there is very little left for me to say. I earnestly trust that the Government will see fit to accept this Amendment. The figure of £1 million is a drop in the ocean out of the huge sum of £4,000 million which the Government are levying by taxation.

I am sure it is inequitable that the widow should be placed at a disadvantage compared with the married man. She not only has to go through life alone, without a man to stand by her, but many widows today find themselves in great financial difficulty owing to the rising cost of living. There is no doubt that widows have the same overheads in matters such as rent and rates as a married man living with his wife. I am sure we should not wish her to be in an inequitable position. I hope that the Financial Secretary will now be able to rise in his place and say that the Government accept this Amendment. If not, I trust that my hon. and gallant Friend will think fit to press it to a Division.

Mr. Jay

The hon. and gallant Member for Merton and Morden (Captain Ryder) seeks, by this Amendment, to raise the children's allowance to £90 in cases where a widow is the claimant. I think that this Amendment, like many of those affecting Income Tax allowances, comes into the group which the hon. and gallant Member for Bristol, North-West (Lieut.-Commander Braithwaite) sometimes describes as "the parade" we go through in these debates on the Finance Bill. That is to say, it is brought forward very reasonably so that the merits and demerits, if any, may be paraded before the House, and the House and the Government can choose which of these cases seems to have the highest priority.

It is true that a persuasive case can be made, as the hon. and gallant Gentleman snowed, for the present Amendment, as for a number of the claimants for relief of this kind. In the debate on Thursday last we decided to accept an Amendment affecting the special earned income for married women, because that seemed to us to be of very high priority. In this case, though I agree that a claim for this particular group could be made out, it does not seem to us, in all the circumstances that the priority is so high.

The main difficulty, as I see it, is this. The hon. and gallant Gentleman compared the widow with a child with the married man and his wife with no child, and he argued that the latter was in a more favourable position for the purposes of Income Tax allowances. I agree to this extent, that the married couple, both earning, and without children are in a relatively favourable position for Income Tax purposes as a result of the series of changes we have made in the search for greater equity over the last few years. But I do not think that is the relevant comparison here. The relevant comparison is between the widow supporting a child and another single taxpayer with a child similarly dependent. It might be a widower, or an orphan brother or sister. or a grandparent, or a number of different kinds of single taxpayer.

Captain Ryder

The comparison I was making, which I chose particularly, was that of two families both having two mouths to feed. The Financial Secretary has chosen to draw a comparison between the single person who has only one mouth to feed and one anatomy to cloth, with a family with two mouths to feed.

Mr. Jay

I am afraid that the hon. and gallant Gentleman misunderstood me. I was making the comparison between a widow with one child to support and a widower, for instance, with one child to support. If we were to increase the child allowance in the former case, I do not see how we could avoid having to increase it in the other. If we did not, we should create an anomaly much worse than any that might be said to exist now. Further, if we went so far as that, I doubt if we could stop there. I think we should be forced to increase the child allowance generally, which, no doubt, if the money were available, would be a logical thing to do. As the hon. and gallant Gentleman said, his Amendment would cost £1 million. To increase the child allowance in all cases to £90 would cost £27½ million in a full year, which is quite outside the range of any concession that we can grant.

Captain Ryder

In the case which the Financial Secretary mentioned a claim could be made for a housekeeper from other dependents allowances.

Mr. Jay

In certain rather narrowly-confined circumstances. As it seems to us that it would be impossible to defend the distinction between one single taxpayer with a child dependent upon him and another, I am afraid that this is not one of the Amendments that we can select for acceptance.

Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite (Bristol, North-West)

The Financial Secretary was good enough to refer to me, so may I say a few words? I do not think that the House can complain if we spend a little time on this very human problem, coming, as it does, after a concession to the cinema industry and other Amendments dealing with industrial matters and involving large amounts. The hon. Gentleman rested his case on the fact that wider concessions might have to be made if he gave the concession for which we are asking. I suggest to him that the widow is in a different category to other people. My hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Merton and Morden (Captain Ryder) made that point extremely well. A widow is left lonely and very often she has a child to provide for.

This parade to which reference has been made is now nearing its end. Certain of these "march pasts" have caught the eye of the Chancellor and others have not. 1 hoped that the Chancellor might show a human touch about this matter and clear up this anomaly, as its cost is only

£1 million. If that is not to be the case, and as a large number of Amendments still remain to be dealt with, I would suggest to my hon. and gallant Friend that the best thing he can do is to impress this matter on the memory not only of this Government but of the Chancellor who is likely to bring in the next Budget by taking it to a Division and having on record the substantial number of hon. Members of this House who believe that this Amendment ought to have been accepted.

Question put, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."

The House divided: Ayes, 262; Noes, 283.

Division No. 160.] AYES [6.55 p.m.
Aitken, W. T. de Chair, Somerset Hudson, Sir Austin (Lewisham, N.)
Amery, Julian (Preston, N.) De la Bère, R. Hudson, Rt. Hon Robert (Southport)
Amory, Heathcoat (Tiverton) Deedes, W. F. Hudson, W. R. A. (Hull, N.)
Arbuthnot, John Digby, S. Wingfield Hurd, A. R.
Ashton, H. (Chelmsford) Dodds-Parker, A. D. Hutchinson, Geoffrey (Ilford, N.)
Assheton, Rt. Hon. R. (Blackburn, W.) Donner, P. W. Hutchison, Lt.-Com. Clark (E'b'rgh W.)
Astor, Hon. M. L. Douglas-Hamilton, Lord Malcolm Hutchison, Col. James (Glasgow)
Baker, P. A. D. Drayson, G. B. Hyde, Lt.-Col. H. M.
Baldock, Lt.-Cmdr. J. M Drewe, C. Hylton-Foster, H. B.
Banks, Col. C. Dugdale, Maj. Sir Thomas (Richmond) Jennings, R.
Baxter, A. B. Duncan, Capt. J. A. L Johnson, Howard (Kemptown)
Beamish, Maj. Tufton Dunglass, Lord Jones, A. (Hall Green)
Bell, R. M. Duthie, W. S. Joynson-Hicks, Hon. L. W.
Bennett, Dr. Reginald (Gosport) Eccles, D. M. Kaberry, O.
Bennett, William (Woodside) Elliot, Rt. Hon W. E Kerr, H. W. (Cambridge)
Bevins, J. R. (Liverpool, Toxteth) Errol, F. J. Lambert, Hon. G
Birch, Nigel Fisher, Nigel Lancaster, Col. C. G
Bishop, F. P. Fort, R. Langford-Holt, J.
Black, C. W. Foster, John Law, Rt. Hon. R. K.
Boles, Lt.-Col. D. C (Wells) Fraser, Hon. Hugh (Stone) Leather, E. H. C.
Bossom, A. C. Fraser, Sir I. (Morecambe & Lonsdale) Linnox-Boyd, A. T.
Boyd-Carpenter, J. A Fyfe, Rt. Hon, Sir David Maxwell Lindsay, Martin
Boyle, Sir Edward Gage, C. H. Linstead, H. N
Bracken, Rt. Hon. B Galbraith, Cmdr. T. D. (Pollok) Llewellyn, D.
Braine, B. R. Gammans, L. D. Lloyd, Rt. Hn. G. (King's Norton)
Braithwaite, Sir Albert (Harrow, W.) Garner-Evans, E. H. (Denbigh) Lloyd, Maj. Guy (Renfrew, E.)
Braithwaite, Lt.-Cdr. G. (Bristol, N.W.) Gates, Maj. E. E. Lloyd, Selwyn (Wirral)
Bromley-Davenport, Lt.-Col. W Glyn, Sir Ralph Lockwood, Lt.-Col. J. C.
Brooke, Henry (Hampstead) Gomme-Duncan, Col. A. Longden, Gilbert (Herts, S.W.)
Browne, Jack (Govan) Gridley, Sir Arnold Low, A. R. W.
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G T Grimston, Hon. John (St. Albans) Lucas, Sir Jocelyn (Portsmouth, S.)
Bullock, Capt. M Grimston, Robert (Westbury) Lucas, P. B. (Brentford)
Bullus, Wing Commander E. E Harden, J. R. E. Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh
Burden, F. A. Hare, Hon. J. H. (Woodbridge) McAdden, S. J.
Butcher, H. W. Harris, Frederic (Croydon, N.) McCorquodale, Rt. Hon. M. S.
Butler, Rt. Hn. R. A. (Saffron Walden) Harris, Reader (Heston) Macdonald, Sir Peter (I. of Wight)
Carr, Robert (Mitcham) Harvey, Air Codre. A. V. (Macclesfield) Mackeson, Brig. H. R.
Carson, Hon. E. Harvey, Ian (Harrow, E.) McKie, J. H. (Galloway)
Channon, H. Harvie-Watt, Sir George Maclay, Hon. John
Churchill, Rt. Hon. W. S. Hay, John Maclean, Fitzroy
Clarke, Col. Ralph (East Grinstead) Head, Brig. A. H. MacLeod, lain (Enfield, W.)
Clarke, Brig. Terence (Portsmouth, W.) Heald, Lionel MacLeod, John (Ross and Cromarty)
Cooper, Sqn. Ldr. Albert (Ilford, S.) Henderson, John (Cathcart) Macmillan, Rt. Hon. Harold (Bromley)
Cooper-Key, E. M. Hicks-Beach, Maj. W. W. Macpherson, Major Niall (Dumfries)
Corbett, Lt.-Col. Uvedale (Ludlow) Higgs, J. M. C. Maitland, Cmdr. J. W.
Craddock, Beresford (Spelthorne) Hill, Mrs. E. (Wythenshawe) Manningham-Buller, R. E
Cranborne, Viscount Hill, Dr. Charles (Luton) Marlowe, A. A. H
Crookshank, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. F. C Hinchingbrooke, Viscount Marples, A. E.
Crouch, R. F. Hirst, Geoffrey Marshall, Douglas (Bodmin)
Crowder, Capt. John (Finchley) Holmes, Sir Stanley (Harwich) Marshall, Sidney (Sutton)
Crowder, Petre (Ruislip—Northwood) Hope, Lord John Maude, Angus (Ealing, S.)
Cundiff, F. W. Hopkinson, Henry Maude, John (Exeter)
Cuthbert, W. N. Hornsby-Smith, Miss P. Maudling, R.
Darling, Sir William (Edinburgh, S.) Horsbrugh, Rt. Hon. Florence Medlicott, Brig. F.
Davidson, Viscountess Howard, Gerald (Cambridgeshire) Mellor, Sir John
Davies, Nigel (Epping) Howard, Greville (St. Ives) Molson, A. H. E
Monckton, Sir Walter Robson-Brown, W Teeling, W.
Morrison, John (Salisbury) Rodgers, John (Sevenoaks) Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford)
Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S (Cirencester) Roper, Sir Harold Thompson, Kenneth Pugh (Walton)
Mott-Radclyffe, C. E Ropner, Col. L. Thompson, Lt.-Cmdr. R. (Croydon, W.)
Nabarro, G. Russell, R. S. Thorneycroft, Peter (Monmouth)
Nicholls, Harmar Ryder, Capt. R. E. D. Thorp, Brig. R. A. F.
Nicholson, G. Salter, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Tilney, John
Noble, Cmdr. A. H P Sandys, Rt. Hon. D. Touche, G. C.
Nugent. G. R. H. Savory, Prof. D. L. Turner, H. F. L.
Nutting, Anthony Scott, Donald Turton, R. H.
Oakshott, H. D. Shepherd, William Vane, W. M. F
Odey, G. W. Smiles, Lt.-Col. Sir Walter Vosper, D. F.
O'Neill, Rt. Hon. Sir Hugh Smithers, Peter (Winchester) Wade, D. W.
Ormsby-Gore, Hon. W. D. Smithers, Sir Waldron (Orpington) Wakefield, Edward (Derbyshire, W.)
Orr, Capt. L. P. S. Smyth, Brig. J. G. (Norwood) Wakefield, Sir Wavell (Marylebone)
Orr-Ewing, Charles Ian (Hendon, N,) Snadden, W. McN. Walker-Smith, D. C.
Orr-Ewing, Ian L. (Weston-super-Mare) Soames, Capt. C. Ward, Hon. George (Worcester)
Osborne, C. Spearman, A. C. M. Ward, Miss I. (Tynemouth)
Perkins, W. R. D. Spence, H. R. (Aberdeenshire, W.) Waterhouse, Capt. Rt. Hon. C
Peto, Brig. C. H. M Spens, Sir Patrick (Kensington, S.) Watkinson, H.
Pickthorn, K. Stanley, Capt. Hon. Richard (N. Fylde) Wheatley, Maj. M. J. (Poole)
Pitman, I. J. Stevens, G. P. White, Baker (Canterbury)
Powell, J Enoch Steward, W. A. (Woolwich, W.) Williams, Charles (Torquay)
Price, Henry (Lewisham, W.) Stewart, Henderson (Fife, E.) Williams, Gerald (Tonbridge)
Prior-Palmer, Brig. O Stoddart-Scott, Col. M. Wills, G.
Profumo, J. D Storey, S. Wilson, Geoffrey (Truro)
Raikes, H. V. Strauss, Henry (Norwich, S.) Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Rayner, Brig. R Stuart, Rt. Hon. James (Moray) Wood. Hon R
Redmayne, M. Studholme, H. G.
Remnant, Hon. P Summers, G. S. TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Renton, D. L. M. Sutcliffe, H. Major Conant and
Roberts, Maj. Peter (Heeley) Taylor, Charles (Eastbourne) Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith.
Robinson, Roland (Blackpool, S.) Taylor, William (Bradford, N.)
Acland, Sir Richard Corbet, Mrs. Freda (Peckham) Greenwood, Anthony (Rossendale)
Adams, Richard Cove, W. G. Greenwood, Rt. Hon. Arthur (Wakefield)
Albu, A. H. Craddock, George (Bradford, S.) Grenfell, Rt. Hon. D. R.
Allen, Arthur (Bosworth) Crawley, A. Grey, C. F.
Allen, Scholefield (Crewe) Crosland, C. A. R Griffiths, David (Rother Valley)
Anderson, Alexander (Motherwell) Crossman, R. H. S. Griffiths, Rt. Hon. James (Llanelly)
Anderson, Frank (Whitehaven) Cullen, Mrs. A Griffiths, W. (Manchester Exchange)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R Daines, P Gunter, R. J.
Awbery, S. S. Dalton, Rt. Hon. H. Haire, John E. (Wycombe)
Ayles, W. H. Darling, George (Hillsborough) Hale, Joseph (Rochdale)
Bacon, Miss Alice Davies, A. Edward (Stoke, N.) Hale, Leslie (Oldham, W.)
Baird, J. Davies, Ernest (Enfield, E.) Hall, Rt. Hon. Glenvil (Colne Valley)
Balfour, A. Davies, Harold (Leek) Hall, John (Gateshead. W.)
Barnes, Rt. Hon. A. J Davies, Stephen (Merthyr) Hamilton, W. W.
Bartley, P. de Freitas, Geoffrey Hardy, E. A.
Bellenger, Rt. Hon. F. J. Deer, G. Hargreaves, A
Bonn, Wedgwood Delargy, H. J. Hastings, S.
Benson, G. Diamond, J. Hayman, F. H.
Beswick, F. Dodds, N. N. Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Rowley Regit)
Bevan, Rt. Hon. A. (Ebbw Vale) Donnelly, D. Hewitson, Capt M
Bing, G. H. C. Dugdale, Rt. Hon. John (W. Bromwich) Hobson, C. R
Blenkinsop, A. Dye, S. Holman P.
Bryton, W. R Ede, Rt. Hon. J. C Holmes, Horace (Hemsworth)
Boardman, H Edelman, M Houghton, D
Booth, A Edwards, John (Brighouse) Hoy, J.
Bottomley, A. G. Edwards, Rt. Hon. Ness (Caerphilly) Hubbard, T.
Bowden, H. W. Edwards, W. J. (Stepney) Hudson, James (Ealing, N.)
Bowles, F. G. (Nuneaton) Evans, Albart (Islington, S.W.) Hughes, Emrys (S. Ayrshire)
Braddock, Mrs. Elizabeth Evans, Edward (Lowestoft) Hughes, Hector (Aberdeen, N.)
Brook, Dryden (Halifax) Evans, Stanley (Wednesbury) Hynd, H. (Accrington)
Brooks, T. J. (Normanton) Ewart, R. Hynd, J. B. (Attercliffe)
Broughton, Dr. A. D. O Fernyhough, E. Irvine, A. J. (Edge Hill)
Brown, Thomas (Ince) Field, Capt. W. J. Irving, W. J. (Wood Green)
Burke, W. A. Fletcher, Eric (Islington E) Isaacs, Rt. Hon. G. A.
Burton, Miss E. Follick, M. Janner, B.
Butler, Herbert (Hackney, S.) Foot, M. M Jay, D. P. T.
Callaghan, L. J Forman, J. C. Jeger, George (Goole)
Carmichael, J. Fraser, Thomas (Hamilton) Jeger, Dr. Santo (St. Pancras, S.)
Castle, Mrs. B. A. Freeman, John (Watford) Jenkins, R. H.
Champion, A. J. Freeman, Peter (Newport) Johnson, James (Rugby)
Chetwynd, G. R Gaitskell, Rt. Hon. H. T. N. Johnston, Douglas (Paisley)
Clunie, J. Ganley, Mrs. C. S. Jones, David (Hartlepool)
Cocks, F. S. George, Lady Megan Lloyd Jones, Frederick Elwyn (West Ham, S.)
Coldrick, W. Gibson, C. W. Jones, Jack (Rotherham)
Collick, P. Gilzean, A. Jones, William Elwyn (Conway)
Cook, T. F. Glanville, James (Consett) Keenan, W.
Cooper, Geoffrey (Middlesbrough, W.) Gooch, E. G. Kenyon, C.
Cooper, John (Deptford) Gordon-Walker, Rt. Hon P. C Key, Rt. Hon. C W
King, Dr H. M. Meal, Harold (Bolsover) Strauss, Rt. Hon. George (Vauxhall)
Kinghorn, Sqn. Ldr. E Oldfield, W. H. Stross, Dr. Barnett
Kinley, J. Oliver, G. 'H. Summerskill, Rt. Hon. Edith
Lang, Gordon Orbach, M. Sylvester, G. O.
Lee, Frederick (Newton) Padley, W. E Taylor, Bernard (Mansfield)
Leo, Miss Jennie (Cannock) Paget, R. T. Taylor, Robert (Morpeth)
Lever, Harold (Cheetham) Paling, Rt. Hon. W. (Dearne Valley) Thomas, David (Abe[...]dare)
Lever, Leslie (Ardwick) Pannell, T. C. Thomas, George (Cardiff)
Lewis, Arthur (West Ham, N.) Pargiter, G. A Thomas, Iorwerth (Rhondda, W.)
Lewis, John (Bolton, W) Parker, J. Thomas, Ivor Owen (Wrekin)
Lindgren, G. S. Paton, J. Thorneycroft, Harry (Clayton)
Lipton, Lt.-Col. M Pearson, A. Thurtle, Ernest
Logan, D. G. Peart, T. F. Timmons, J.
Longden, Fred (Small Health) Popplewell, E Tomney, F.
McAllister, G. Porter, G. Turner-Samuels, M.
MacColl, J. E. Price, Joseph T. (Westhoughton) Ungoed-Thomas, Sir Lynn
McGhee, H. G. Price, Philips (Gloucestershire, W) Usborne, H.
McGovern, J. Proctor, W. T. Vernon, W. F.
McInnes, J. Pryde, D. J. Viant, S. P.
Mack, J. D. Pursey, Cmdr. H Watkins, T. E.
McKay, John (Wallsend) Rankin, J. Webb, Rt. Hon. M. (Bradford, C)
Mackay, R. W. G. (Reading, N.) Reel, Mrs. D. Weitzman, D.
McLeavy, F. Reeves, J. Wells, Percy (Faversham)
Macmillan, Malcolm (Western Isles) Reid, Thomas (Swindon) Wells, William (Walsall)
McNeil, Rt. Hon. H. Reid, William (Camlachie) West, D. G.
MacPherson, Malcolm (Stirling) Richards, R Wheatley, Rt. Hn. John (Edinb'gh, E.)
Mainwaring, W. H. Robens, Rt. Hon. A. White, Mrs. Eirene (E. Flint)
Mallalieu, E. L. (Brigg) Roberts, Goronwy (Caernarvonshire) White, Henry (Derbyshire, N.E.)
Mallalieu, J. P. W (Huddersfield, E.) Robertson, J. J. (Berwick) Whiteley, Rt. Hon. W.
Mann, Mrs. Jean Robinson, Kenneth (St. Pancras, N.) Wigg, G.
Marquand, Rt. Hon H. A Rogers, George (Kensington, N.) Wilcock, Group Capt. C. A. B
Mathers, Rt. Hon. G Royle, C. Willey, Frederick (Sunderland)
Mayhew, C. P Shackleton, E. A. A. Willey, Octavius (Cleveland)
Mellish, R. J Shinwell, Rt. Hon. E. Williams, David (Neath)
Messer, F. Shurmer, P. L. E. Williams, Rev. Llywelyn (Abertillery)
Middleton, Mrs. L Silverman, Julius (Erdington) Williams, Ronald (Wigan)
Mikardo, Ian. Silverman, Sydney (Nelson) Williams, W. T. (Hammersmith, S.)
Mitchison, G. R Simmons, C. J. Wilson, Rt. Hon. Harold (Huyton)
Moeran, E. W Slater, J.
Monslow, W. Smith, Ellis (Stoke, S.) Winterbottom, Ian (Nottingham, C.)
Moody, A. S. Smith, Norman (Nottingham, S.) Winterbottom, Richard (Brightside)
Morgan, Dr. H. B Sorensen, R. W. Wyatt, W. L.
Morley, R. Soskice, Rt. Hon. Sir Frank Yates, V. F.
Morris, Percy (Swansea, W.) Sparks, J. A. Younger, Rt. Hon. K
Morrison, Rt. Hon. H (Lewisham, S.) Steele, T.
Mort, D. L. Stewart, Michael (Fulham, E) TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Moyle, A. Stokes, Rt. Hon. R. R Mr. Hannan and Mr. Wilkins.
Nally, W. Strachey, Rt. Hon. J.