HC Deb 21 October 1959 vol 612 cc19-37

The House met at half-past Two o'clock, and Mr. SPEAKER-ELECT having taken the Chair;

Message to attend the Lords Commissioners:

The House went;and, having returned

Mr. Speaker

I have to report to the House that, in the House of Peers, Her Majesty, by Her Royal Commissioners, has been pleased to approve of the choice made of myself for the Office of your Speaker, and that I have, in your name and on your behalf, made claim, by humble Petition to Her Majesty, to all your ancient and undoubted rights and privileges, particularly to freedom of speech in debate, freedom from arrest, freedom of access to Her Majesty whenever occasion may require, and that the most favourable construction may be placed upon all your proceedings. All these Her Majesty, by Her Commissioners, has been pleased to allow and confirm in as ample a manner as they have ever been granted or confirmed by Herself or by any of Her Royal Predecessors.

My first duty to the House is to repeat my very respectful acknowledgments and my grateful thanks for the great honour which you have conferred upon me in placing me in the Chair.

I must now call upon the Members of the House, according to the usual custom, to take the Oath of Allegiance at the Table of the House, first doing so myself.

Thereupon Mr. SPEAKER first, alone, standing upon the upper step of the Chair, took and subscribed the Oath.

Mr. Speaker

I wish to inform the House about the manner in which I propose to call on hon. Members waiting to take and subscribe the Oath. It is designed to save as much imprisonment as possible in the Chamber while waiting for the taking of the Oath. First, I propose to call the Government Front Bench, then the Opposition Front Bench, and then all Privy Councillors and ex-Ministers not included in those two groups, and thereafter the benches on which hon. Members are now sitting. It would be very burdensome to listen to all the details, but there is a diagram to explain the system I propose to adopt which is displayed on notice boards within the precincts.

Subject to that, I would explain that I propose to call hon. Members in the following order: the second bench below the Gangway on my right, followed by the corresponding bench on my left; then the back bench below the Gangway on my right, followed by the corresponding bench on my left; then the front bench below the Gangway on my right, followed by the corresponding bench on my left, and then the third bench below the Gangway on my right, followed by the corresponding bench on my left. I hope that will be sufficient explanation for hon. Members. I think they would prefer to seek any further elucidation from the diagram rather than having to listen to an oral description.

It is my intention to suspend the Sitting of the House for half an hour at about half-past four, or at whatever may be the most convenient moment.

There is one other matter which I think it would be for the convenience of the House were I to mention it today. Tomorrow there is to be a memorial service to the late Mr. Douglas Gordon, late Clerk-Assistant to this House, and I know that it would be the wish of the House, despite any inconvenience involved, that I and the Officers of the House should be liberated by the House to go to that service. With that in mind, I propose tomorrow to suspend the Sitting from 11.45 a.m. until 12.45 p.m.

The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:

Right honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, K.G., O.M., C.H., Woodford.

Right honourable Maurice Harold Macmillan, Bromley.

Right honourable John Selwyn Brooke Lloyd, C.B.E., T.D., Q.C., Wirral.

Right honourable Derick Heathcoat Amory, T.D., Tiverton.

Right honourable Harold Arthur Watkinson, Woking.

Right honourable Edwin Duncan Sandys, Wandsworth, Streatham.

Right honourable Sir David McAdam Eccles, K.C.V.O., Chippenham.

Right honourable Henry Brooke, Hampstead.

Right honourable Charles Hill, Luton.

Right honourable John Scott Maclay, C.M.G., West Renfrewshire.

Right honourable Edward Richard George Heath, M.B.E., Bexley.

Right honourable Sir Reginald Edward Manningham-Buller, baronet, Q.C., South Northants.

Right honourable George Reginald Ward, Worcester.

Right honourable Arthur Christopher John Soames, C.B.E., Bedford.

Right honourable Reginald Maudling, Barnet.

Right honourable Iain Norman Macleod, Enfield, West.

Right honourable Alfred Ernest Marples, Wallasey.

Right honourable Martin Redmayne, D.S.O., Rushcliffe.

Right honourable William Rankine Milligan, Q.C., Edinburgh, North.

Right honourable Derek Colclough Walker-Smith, T.D., Q.C., East Hertford.

Frederick James Erroll, esquire, T.D., Altrincham and Sale.

Richard Hilton Marler Thompson, esquire, Croydon, South.

Edith Maud Pitt, Birmingham Edgbaston.

Right honourable Margaret Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Chislehurst.

Right honourable John Hugh Hare, O.B.E., Sudbury and Woodbridge.

William Morgan Fletcher Vane, esquire, T.D., Westmorland.

Right honourable William Grant, T.D., Q.C., Glasgow, Woodside.

Niall Malcolm Stewart Macpherson, esquire, Dumfries.

Harmar Nicholls, esquire, Peterborough.

Right honourable Richard Frederick Wood, Bridlington.

John Charles Rodgers, esquire, Seven-oaks.

Thomas Galloway Dunlop Galbraith, esquire, commonly called the honourable Thomas Galloway Dunlop Galbraith, Glasgow, Hillhead.

George Richard Hodges Nugent, esquire, Guildford.

Joseph Bradshaw Godber, esquire, Grantham.

Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser, esquire, M.B.E., commonly called the honourable Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser, M.B.E., Stafford and Stone.

John Dennis Profumo, esquire, O.B.E., Stratford.

David Lockhart Mure Renton, esquire, T.D., Q.C., Huntingdonshire.

Peter Richard Legh, esquire, commonly called the honourable Peter Richard Legh, Petersfield.

John Reginald Bevins, esquire, Liverpool, Toxteth.

Charles Ian Orr-Ewing, esquire, O.B.E., Hendon, North.

Cuthbert James McCall Alport, esquire, T.D., Colchester.

John Kenyon Vaughan-Morgan, esquire, Reigate.

Edward Birkbeck Wakefield, esquire, CLE., West Derbyshire.

Kenneth Pugh Thompson, esquire, Liverpool, Walton.

Colonel James Harwood Harrison, T.D., Eye.

John Albert Hay, esquire, Henley.

Richard Charles Brooman-White, esquire, Rutherglen.

Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Henry Colin Hughes-Young, M.C., Wandsworth, Central.

William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, esquire, M.C., Penrith and the Border.

Graeme Bell Finlay, esquire, Epping.

John Edward Bernard Hill, esquire, South Norfolk.

Robert Alexander Allan, esquire, D.S.O., O.B.E., Paddington, South.

Paul Elmore Oliver Bryan, esquire, D.S.O., M.C., Howden.

James David Gibson-Watt, esquire, M.C., Hereford.

Robert Chichester-Clark, esquire, Londonderry.

Right honourable Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell, C.B.E., Leeds, South.

Right honourable James Griffiths, Llanelly.

Right honourable Aneurin Bevan, Ebbw Vale.

Herbert William Bowden, esquire, C.B.E., Leicester, South-West.

Right honourable Arthur Woodburn, Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire.

Right honourable Sir Frank Soskice, Q.C., Newport.

Arthur William James Anthony Greenwood, esquire, Rossendale.

Thomas Fraser, esquire, Hamilton.

Right honourable Edith Summerskill, Warrington.

Right honourable Alfred Robens, Blyth.

Leonard James Callaghan, esquire, Cardiff, South-East.

Right honourable Arthur Henderson, Rowley Regis and Tipton.

Ernest Popplewell, esquire, C.B.E., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, West.

Douglas Harold Johnston, esquire, Q.C., Paisley.

Right honourable Hilary Adair Marquand, Middlesbrough, East.

Right honourable Patrick Chrestien Gordon Walker, Smethwick.

Right honourable Arthur Creech Jones, Wakefield.

William Albert Wilkins, esquire, Bristol, South.

Right honourable Lewis John Edwards, O.B.E., Brighouse and Spenborough.

Gilbert Richard Mitchison, esquire, C.B.E., Q.C., Kettering.

Sir Arwyn Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, Q.C., Leicester, North-East.

Right honourable Ness Edwards, Caerphilly.

Right Honourable Charles William Key, Poplar.

Right honourable George Russell Strauss, Lambeth, Vauxhall.

Right honourable James Harold Wilson, O.B.E., Huyton.

Right honourable Philip John Noel-Baker, Derby, South.

Thomas Steele, esquire, West Dunbartonshire.

Right honourable John Dugdale, West Bromwich.

Right honourable Douglas Patrick Thomas Jay, Battersea, North.

Joseph Thomas Price, esquire, Westhoughton.

Frederick Lee, esquire, Newton.

Geoffrey Stanley de Freitas, esquire, Lincoln.

Margaret McCrorie Herbison, North Lanarkshire.

Frederick Thomas Willey, esquire, Sunderland, North.

Right honourable George Alfred Brown, Belper.

George Henry Rowland Rogers, esquire, Kensington, North.

John Taylor, esquire, West Lothian.

Edward Watson Short, esquire, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Central.

Robert Michael Maitland Stewart, esquire, Fulham.

Harry Bernard Taylor, esquire, Mansfield.

Right honourable Evelyn John St. Loe Strachey, Dundee, West.

Harold Neal, esquire, Bolsover.

John Parker, esquire, Dagenham.

Right honourable Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, Mid-Bedfordshire.

Right honourable Geoffrey William Lloyd, Sutton Coldfield.

Right honourable William George Glenvil Hall, Colne Valley.

John Burns Hynd, esquire, Sheffield, Attercliffe.

Arthur Pearson, esquire, C.B.E., Pontypridd.

George Deer, esquire, O.B.E., Newark.

Right honourable Emanuel Shinwell, Easington.

Right honourable James Chuter Ede, South Shields.

Right honourable Clement Edward Davies, Q.C., Montgomery.

Right honourable Arthur Hugh Elsdale Molson, High Peak.

Right honourable Sir Toby Austin Richard William Low, K.C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O., T.D., Blackpool, North.

Right honourable Evelyn Nigel Chetwode Birch, O.B.E., West Flint.

Right honourable Frederick John Bellenger, Bassetlaw.

Christopher Paget Mayhew, esquire, Woolwich, East.

William Johnson Taylor, esquire, C.B.E., Bradford, North.

Right honourable Dennis Forwood Vosper, T.D., Runcorn.

Right honourable Sir Gordon Cosmo Touche, Dorking.

Brigadier Sir John George Smyth, baronet, V.C., M.C., Lambeth, Norwood.

Sir Peter Garnett Agnew, baronet, Worcestershire, South.

Captain Richard Antony Pilkington, M.C., Poole.

Sir Hendrie Dudley Oakshott, baronet, M.B.E., Bebington.

Sir Gerald Wills, M.B.E., Bridgwater.

Major Sir William John Anstruther-Gray, baronet, M.C., Berwick and East Lothian.

Sir Henry Gray Studholme, baronet, C.V.O., Tavistock.

William Francis Deedes, esquire, M.C., Ashford.

Sir Kenneth William Murray Pickthorn, baronet, Carlton.

Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Lucas-Tooth, baronet, Hendon, South.

Sir Robert Villiers Grimston, baronet, Westbury.

Lieutenant - Colonel Walter Henry Bromley-Davenport, T.D., Knutsford.

Sir Robert Archibald Cary, baronet, Manchester, Withington.

Sir Herbert Walter Butcher, Holland with Boston.

Mrs. E. M. Braddock (Liverpool, Exchange)

On a point of order. I wish to draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, to the fact that, although you have stated that certain benches will be taken in rotation, some hon. Members on the opposite side are trying to fit themselves in at the end of the bench which is now being taken, to which we take very strong exception.

Mr. Speaker

I cannot from this place keep a vigilant eye upon that kind of practice. If it has in fact been happening, for the good conduct of our business and the rapid completion of the process on which we are engaged, I hope that hon. Members will refrain from doing it.

Mr. George Lawson (Motherwell)

Would you, Mr. Speaker, suggest that hon. Members on this side who are to follow hon. Members on the opposite side of the House should keep an eye on what is happening to prevent hon. Members trying to filter in?

Mr. Speaker

If the House will be good enough to follow what I have suggested as the right method, we shall get on.

The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:

Gerald David Nunes Nabarro, esquire, Kidderminster.

George Beresford Craddock, esquire, Spelthorne.

Colonel Tufton Victor Hamilton Beamish, M.C., Lewes.

Henry Alfred Price, esquire, Lewisham, West.

Harold Julian Amery, Preston. North.

David William Ernest Webster, Weston-super-Mare.

Michael Antony Christobal Noble, esquire, Argyll.

Harold Macdonald Steward, Stockport, South.

Norman Alfred Pannell, esquire, Liverpool, Kirkdale.

Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle, esquire, Richmond, Surrey.

Donald Kaberry, esquire, T.D., Leeds, North-West.

John Benedict Eden, esquire, Bournemouth, West.

Colonel Douglas Glover, T.D., Ormskirk.

James Anthony Stodart, esquire, Edinburgh, West.

Margaret Betty Harvie Anderson, O.B.E., Renfrewshire, East.

Eveline Hill, Manchester, Wythenshawe.

Sir John Roland Robinson, Blackpool, South.

George Forrest, esquire, Mid-Ulster.

Alan Eric Thompson, esquire, Dunfermline.

Harry Philp Heggie Gourlay, esquire, Kirkcaldy.

David Gilbert Logan, esquire, C.B.E., Liverpool, Scotland.

James Carmichael, esquire, Glasgow, Bridgeton.

William Watson Small, esquire, Glasgow, Scotstoun.

Joseph Grimond, esquire, T.D., Orkney and Zetland.

Donald William Wade, esquire, Huddersfield, West.

John Jeremy Thorpe, esquire, North Devon.

Emrys Hughes, esquire, South Ayrshire.

Eustace George Willis, esquire, Edinburgh, East.

Stanley Stephen Awbery, esquire, Bristol, Central.

Charles Frederick Grey, esquire, Durham.

Harold James Boyden, esquire, Bishop Auckland.

John Timmons, esquire, Bothwell.

James Dempsey, esquire, Coatbridge and Airdrie.

Alice Martha Bacon, C.B.E., Leeds, South-East.

William Ross, esquire, M.B.E., Kilmarnock.

Alice Cullen, Glasgow, Gorbals.

Myer Galpern, esquire, Glasgow, Shettleston.

James Meechan Hill, esquire, Midlothian.

William Baxter, esquire, West Stirlingshire.

John Calder Forman, esquire, Glasgow, Springburn.

Archibald Clark Manuel, esquire, Central Ayrshire.

Hector Samuel James Hughes, esquire, Q.C., Aberdeen, North.

Commander Charles Edward McArthur Donaldson, Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles.

Marcus Richard Kimball, esquire, Gainsborough.

Greville Reginald Charles Howard, esquire, commonly called the honourable Greville Reginald Charles Howard, St. Ives.

Captain Henry Briton Kerby, Arundel and Shoreham.

Colonel Claude Granville Lancaster, South Fylde.

Frederic Walter Harris, esquire, Croydon, North-West.

Stephen James McAdden, esquire, Southend, East.

Robert Mathew, esquire, T.D., Honiton.

Commander Anthony Tosswill Courtney, O.B.E., Harrow, East.

John Charles Jennings, esquire, Burton.

Godfrey William Lagden, esquire, Horn-church.

Percy Basil Browne, esquire, Torrington.

Colin William Carstairs Turner, esquire, Woolwich, West.

Clive Bossom, esquire, Leominster.

John Julius Wells, esquire, Maidstone.

Philip Welsby Holland, esquire, Acton.

Gordon Richards Matthews, esquire, Meriden.

Leonard Harry Cleaver, esquire, Birmingham, Yardley.

William Radcliffe van Straubenzee, esquire, Wokingham.

Walter Harris Loveys, esquire, Chichester.

Fred Blackburn, esquire, Stalybridge and Hyde.

James Eugene MacColl, esquire, Widnes.

Leslie Spriggs, esquire, St. Helens.

Horace Maybray King, esquire, Southampton, Itchen.

Richard Kelley, esquire, Don Valley.

Robert Edward Woof, esquire, Blaydon.

William Stones, esquire, Consett.

John William Ainsley, esquire, North-West Durham.

Roy Mason, esquire, Barnsley.

Norman Pentland, esquire, Chester-le-Street.

William Charles Whitlock, esquire, Nottingham, North.

Thomas Henry Swain, esquire, North-East Derbyshire.

John Mackie, esquire, Enfield, East.

John Morris, esquire, Aberavon.

William Winter Hamilton, esquire, West Fife.

John McCann, esquire, Rochdale.

George Oscar Sylvester, esquire, Pontefract.

William Reid Blyton, esquire, Houghton-le-Spring.

James McInnes, esquire, M.B.E., Glasgow, Central.

William John Peel, esquire, Leicester, South-East.

Captain Lawrence Percy Story Orr, South Down.

Ronald McMillan Bell, esquire, South Buckinghamshire.

John Anthony Langford-Holt, esquire, Shrewsbury.

Rolf Dudley Williams, esquire, Exeter.

James Edward Ramsden, esquire, Harrogate.

Albert Edward Cooper, esquire, M.B.E., Ilford, South.

Frederick William Farey-Jones, esquire, Watford.

Bernard Richard Braine, esquire, South-East Essex.

Hugh Geoffrey Birch Wilson, esquire, Truro.

Sir Jocelyn Morton Lucas, baronet, K.B.E., M.C., Portsmouth, South.

Alexander Victor Edward Paulet Montagu, esquire, commonly called Viscount Hinchingbrooke, South Dorset.

Samuel Storey, esquire, Stretford.

Victor Francis Yates, esquire, Birmingham, Ladywood.

Marcus Lipton, esquire, O.B.E., Lambeth, Brixton.

Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter, Southgate.

Lieutenant-Colonel Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., T.D., Abingdon.

Percy Lawrence Wells, esquire, Faversham.

Charles Frederick Howard Gough, esquire, M.C., T.D., Horsham.

Thomas Frederick Peart, esquire, Workington.

William Griffiths, esquire, Manchester, Exchange.

Konni Zilliacus, esquire, Manchester, Gorton.

Joseph Slater, esquire, B.E.M., Sedgefield.

Simon Mahon, esquire, Bootle.

Elizabeth Margaret Braddock, Liverpool, Exchange.

Harold Davies, esquire, Leek.

Albert Victor Hilton, esquire, Southwest Norfolk.

Major Sir Sydney Frank Markham, Buckingham.

John Clarke George, esquire, Glasgow, Pollok.

Herbert Raymond Gower, esquire, Barry.

Evelyn Violet Elizabeth Emmet, commonly called the honourable Evelyn Violet Elizabeth Emmet, East Grinstead.

Ian MacArthur, esquire, Perth and East Perthshire.

William Gilmour Leburn, esquire, T.D., Kinross and West Perthshire.

Priscilla Jean Fortescue, Lady Tweedsmuir, Aberdeen, South.

Irene Mervyn Parnicott Pike, Melton.

Frank James Patrick Lilley, esquire, Glasgow, Kelvingrove.

George Wilfred Proudfoot, esquire, Cleveland.

Michael Aubrey Hamilton, esquire, Wellingborough.

Alan Michael Clark Hutchison, esquire, Edinburgh, South.

Charles Brooke Longbottom, esquire, York.

William Compton Carr, esquire, Baron's Court.

David Griffiths, esquire, Rother Valley.

Alan Beaney, esquire, Hemsworth.

John Jakob Mendelson, esquire, Penistone.

Albert Edward Hunter, esquire, Feltham.

William Edwin Wheeldon, esquire, Birmingham, Small Heath.

Reginald Ernest Prentice, esquire, East Ham, North.

Sir Leslie Arthur Plummer, Deptford.

Harry Enos Randall, esquire, Gateshead, West.

Robert Edwards, esquire, Bilston.

Charles William Loughlin, esquire, Gloucester, West.

William Thomas Proctor, esquire, Eccles.

Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, esquire, Sowerby.

James Watts, esquire, Manchester, Moss Side.

Philip Ingress Bell, esquire, T.D., Q.C., Bolton, East.

Cyril Osborne, esquire, Louth.

John Anthony Kershaw, esquire, M.C., Stroud.

Ian Montague Fraser, esquire, Plymouth, Sutton.

Victor Henry Goodhew, esquire, St. Albans.

Geoffrey Paul Stevens, esquire, Portsmouth, Langstone.

Peter Michael Kirk, esquire, Gravesend.

Raymond Llewellyn Mawby, esquire, Totnes.

Richard Martin Bingham, esquire, T.D., Q.C., Liverpool, Garston.

Frank Lawson John Jackson, esquire, South-East Derbyshire.

Martin McLaren, esquire, Bristol, Northwest.

Robert Gordon Cooke, esquire, Bristol, West.

Frank McLeavy, esquire, Bradford, East.

John Ellis Talbot, esquire, Brierley Hill.

Commander John Francis Whitaker Maitland, Horncastle.

Sir Arthur Vere Harvey, C.B.E., Macclesfield.

Lieutenant Robert Alexander Lindsay, commonly called Lord Balniel, Hertford.

Denzil Kingson Freeth, esquire, Basingstoke.

Harriet Slater, Stoke-on-Trent, North.

William Reid, esquire, Glasgow, Provan.

Lieutenant Samuel Knox Cunningham, Q.C., South Antrim.

Stanley Raymond McMaster, esquire, Belfast, East.

Frederick Elwyn Jones, esquire, Q.C., West Ham, South.

Austen Harry Albu, esquire, Edmonton.

George McArthur Lawson, esquire, Motherwell.

William Hannan, esquire, Glasgow, Maryhill.

Edwin George Gooch, esquire, C.B.E., North Norfolk.

Arthur Reginald Probert, esquire, Aberdare.

James Idwal Jones, esquire, Wrexham.

Joseph Bede Symonds, esquire, Whitehaven.

Harold Boardman, esquire, Leigh.

Walter, Monslow, esquire, Barrow-in-Furness.

Francis George Bowles, esquire, Nuneaton.

Thomas James Brown, esquire, Ince.

Stephen Owen Davies, esquire, Merthyr Tydfil.

Maurice Edelman, esquire, Coventry, North.

Cledwyn Hughes, esquire, Anglesey.

Jesse Dickson Mabon, esquire, Greenock.

Llywelyn Williams, esquire, Abertillery.

Thomas Charles Pannell, esquire, Leeds, West.

4.30 p.m.

Mr. Speaker

I now suspend the Sitting for half an hour until 5 o'clock.

The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore, baronet, C.B.E., Ayr.

Joseph Hiley, esquire, Pudsey.

Sir John Denman Barlow, baronet, Middleton and Prestwich.

Ernest Partridge, esquire, C.B.E., Battersea, South.

James Michael Leathes Prior, esquire, Lowestoft.

Richard Charles Marler Collard, esquire, D.S.O., D.F.C., Central Norfolk.

John Harold Hollingworth, esquire, Birmingham, All Saints.

Alan Jack Glyn, esquire, Clapham.

James Sidney Rawdon Scott-Hopkins, esquire, North Cornwall.

Arthur Tiley, esquire, Bradford, West.

Nicholas Ridley, esquire, commonly called the honourable Nicholas Ridley, Cirencester and Tewkesbury.

William Donald Massey Sumner, esquire, O.B.E., Orpington.

Timothy Peter Geoffrey Kitson, esquire, Richmond, Yorks.

Deny s Gradwell Bullard, esquire, King's Lynn.

John Meredith Temple, esquire, City of Chester.

Harry Neil Marten, esquire, Banbury.

Leslie Montagu Thomas, esquire, M.B.E., T.D., Canterbury.

Sir Colin Norman Thornton-Kemsley, O.B.E., T.D., North Angus and Mearns.

Sir David Callender Campbell, K.B.E., C.M.G., Belfast, South.

Leslie George Seymour, esquire, Birmingham, Sparkbrook.

Right honourable John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, Kingston-upon-Thames.

Alexander Forbes Hendry, esquire, West Aberdeenshire.

Tudor Elwyn Watkins, esquire, Brecon and Radnor.

Ernest Alan Fitch, esquire, Wigan.

Major William Whitehead Hicks-Beach, T.D., Cheltenham.

Donald McIntosh Johnson, esquire, Carlisle.

Right honourable John Adrian Hope, commonly called Lord John Adrian Hope, Edinburgh, Pentlands.

Martin Alexander Lindsay, esquire, C.B.E., D.S.O., Solihull.

Woodrow Lyle Wyatt, esquire, Bosworth.

Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, esquire, Barking.

Gwilym Elfed Davies, esquire, Rhondda, East.

Megan Arfon Lloyd George, commonly called Lady Megan Arfon Lloyd George, Carmarthen.

William James Owen, esquire, Morpeth.

Ifor Davies, esquire, Glamorgan, Gower.

Leopold Abse, esquire, Pontypool.

Albert Roberts, esquire, Normanton.

Judith Hart, Lanark.

Henry Hynd, esquire, Accrington.

Barnett Stross, esquire, Stoke-on-Trent, Central.

Sir George Benson, Chesterfield.

Walter Ernest Padley, esquire, Ogmore.

Richard Emanuel Winterbottom, esquire, Sheffield, Brightside.

Dingle Mackintosh Foot, esquire, Q.C., Ipswich.

Clifford Kenyon, esquire, Chorley.

George Harold Oliver, esquire, Q.C., Ilkeston.

Hugh James Delargy, esquire, Thurrock.

David Llewellyn Mort, esquire, Swansea, East.

Arthur James Irvine, esquire, Q.C., Liverpool, Edge Hill.

Captain David Ginsburg, Dewsbury.

Edwin Wainwright, esquire, Dearne Valley.

Bruce Millan, esquire, Glasgow, Craigton.

Goronwy Owen Roberts, esquire, Caernarvon.

Raymond Jones Gunter, esquire, South-wark.

Charles Alfred Howell, esquire, Birmingham, Perry Barr.

Gerald William Reynolds, esquire, Islington, North.

Benjamin Theaker Parkin, esquire, Paddington, North.

Arthur Seymour Moody, esquire, Gateshead, East.

William Thomas Wells, esquire, Q.C., Walsall, North.

Reginald Frederick Brittain Bennett, esquire, Gosport and Fareham.

Right honourable Sir Lionel Frederick Heald, Q.C., Chertsey.

Sir Charles Stuart Taylor, Eastbourne.

Lieutenant - Colonel Robert George Grosvenor, T.D., Fermanagh and S. Tyrone.

Richard Christopher Sharples, esquire, O.B.E., M.C., Sutton and Cheam.

Major Edward Alexander Henry Legge-Bourke, Isle of Ely.

Alan Green, esquire, Preston, South.

James Cyril George Dance, esquire, Bromsgrove.

Douglas Marshall, esquire, Bodmin.

Harold Josiah Finch, esquire, Bedwellty.

George Craddock, esquire, Bradford, South.

William Richard Williams, esquire, Manchester, Openshaw.

Frank Allaun, esquire, Salford, East.

George Darling, esquire, Sheffield, Hillsborough.

Thomas George Thomas, esquire, Cardiff, West.

Thomas William Jones, esquire, Merioneth.

William Noble Warbey, esquire, Ashfield.

Reginald William Sorensen, esquire, Leyton.

John Howard Cordle, esquire, Bournemouth, East and Christchurch.

James Michael Coulson, esquire, Kingston-upon-Hull, North.

John Wynne William Peyton, esquire, Yeovil.

Colonel Oliver Eyre Crosthwaite-Eyre, New Forest.

Henry John Brewis, esquire, Galloway.

Julian Michael Gordon Critchley, esquire, Rochester and Chatham.

Dudley Gordon Smith, esquire, Brentford and Chiswick.

Charles Fletcher Fletcher-Cooke, esquire, Q.C., Darwen.

Harold Frederick Martin Woodnutt, esquire, Isle of Wight.

Kenneth Lewis, esquire, Rutland and Stamford.

Commander John Simon Kerans, D.S.O., The Hartlepools.

Evan Roderic Bowen, esquire, Q.C., Cardigan.

Humphry John Berkeley, esquire, Lancaster.

Edward Lucas Gardner, esquire, Billericay.

Albert Percy Costain, esquire, Folkestone and Hythe.

Trevor Herbert Harry Skeet, esquire, Willesden, East.

Richard Phipps Hornby, esquire, Tonbridge.

Dame Irene Mary Bewick Ward, D.B.E., Tynemouth.

Robert William Elliott, esquire, Newcastle upon Tyne, North.

Julian Errington Ridsdale, esquire, Harwich.

Wing Commander Eric Edward Bullus, Wembley, North.

Ronald Stanley Russell, esquire, Wembley, South.

Christopher Montague Woodhouse, esquire, D.S.O., O.B.E., commonly called the honourable Christopher Montague Woodhouse, D.S.O., O.B.E., Oxford.

Henry Maitland Clark, esquire, Antrim, North.

Stephen Gerald Howard, esquire, Q.C., Cambridgeshire.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Finchley.

Peter Frank Hannibal Emery, esquire, Reading.

Donald Stewart Box, esquire, Cardiff, North.

John Edward Hugh Rees, esquire, Swansea, West.

Geoffrey Audus Nicholson Hirst, esquire, T.D., Shipley

George Boyle Hanna Currie, esquire, M.B.E., North Down.

John Edward Maginnis, esquire, Armagh.

Peter Hannay Bailey Tapsell, esquire, Nottingham, West.

John Gardiner Sumner Hobson, esquire, O.B.E., T.D., Q.C., Warwick and Leamington.

Sir Godfrey Nicholson, baronet, Farnham.

Captain John Shirley Sandys Litchfield, Chelsea.

Thomas Lascelles Iremonger, esquire, Ilford, North.

Edward Charles Redhead, esquire, Walthamstow, West.

Kenneth Robinson, esquire, St. Pancras, North.

Sir Keith Sinjohn Joseph, baronet, Leeds, North-East.

Eric Seymour Thewlis Johnson, esquire, M.C., Manchester, Blackley.

Gordon Thomas Campbell, esquire, M.C., Moray and Nairn.

Lieutenant-Commander Stephen Lynch Conway Maydon, D.S.O., D.S.C., Wells.

Sir Anthony Richard Hurd, Newbury.

Charles Mapp, esquire, Oldham, East.

Arthur Massey Skeffington, esquire, Hayes and Harlington.

Christopher John Holland-Martin, esquire, Ludlow.

Frederic Mackarness Bennett, esquire, Torquay.

John Dudley Robert Tarleton Tilney, esquire, T.D., Liverpool, Wavertree.

Roger Gresham Cooke, esquire, C.B.E., Twickenham.

William Geraint Oliver Morgan, esquire, Denbigh.

Captain Frederick Vernon Corfield, South Gloucestershire.

Aubrey Geoffrey Frederick Rippon, esquire, Norwich, South.

Colonel Richard Hamilton Glyn, O.B.E., T.D., North Dorset.

Malcolm MacPherson, esquire, M.B.E., Stirling and Falkirk Burghs.

James Harry Allason, esquire, Hemel Hempstead.

Brian Caldwell Cook Batsford, esquire, Ealing, South.

Eirene Lloyd White, East Flint.

Geoffrey Johnson Smith, esquire, Hol-born and St. Pancras, South.

Anthony Alfred Harmsworth Marlowe, esquire, Q.C., Hove.

Arthur Frederick Holt, esquire, Bolton, West.

David Ernest Campbell Price, esquire, Eastleigh.

George Albert Pargiter, esquire, Southall.

Frank Fenwick Pearson, esquire, Clitheroe.

Robert Christmas Dewar Jenkins, esquire, Dulwich.

Anthony Temple Bourne-Arton, esquire, Darlington.

John Melbourne Howard, esquire, Southampton, Test.

Frederick Frank Arthur Burden, esquire, Gillingham.

Wing Commander Robert Grant Grant-Ferris, Nantwich.

John Wilfred Barter, esquire, Ealing, North.

Kenelm Simon Digby Wingfield Digby, esquire, T.D., West Dorset.

Peter Anthony Grayson Rawlinson, esquire, Q.C., Epsom.

Brigadier Terence Hugh Clarke, C.B.E., Portsmouth, West.

George Burnaby Drayson, esquire, T.D., Skipton.

John Desmond Cronin, esquire, Loughborough.

David James Williams, esquire, Neath.

Julius Silverman, esquire, Birmingham, Aston.

Albert Edward Oram, esquire, East Ham, South.

Charles Leslie Hale, esquire, Oldham, West.

Rupert Malise Speir, esquire, Hexham.

John Rankin, esquire, Glasgow, Govan.

Anthony Fell, esquire, Yarmouth.

Daniel Jones, esquire, Burnley.

Ernest Thornton, esquire, M.B.E., Farnworth.

Carol Alfred Johnson, esquire, C.B.E., Lewisham, South.

Anthony Perrinot Lysbergh Barber, esquire, Doncaster.

Edmund McNeill Cooper-Key, esquire, Hastings.

Charles John Addison Doughty, Q.C., East Surrey.

Alastair Brian Clarke Harrison, esquire, Maldon.

Norman Noel Dodds, esquire, Erith and Crayford.

5.55 p.m.

Mr. Speaker

I suspend the Sitting until half-past six.

The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:

John Granville Morrison, esquire, T.D., Salisbury.

Sir Eric Errington, Aldershot.

Major William Lloyd Roots, Q.C., Kensington, South.

Basil Reginald Vincent Ziani de Ferranti, esquire, Morecambe and Lonsdale.

Walter Ian Percival, esquire, Southport.

Bryant Godman Irvine, esquire, Rye.

Nigel Thomas Loveridge Fisher, esquire, M.C., Surbiton.

John Edgar Harvey, esquire, Waltham-stow, East.

Rodney Graham Page, esquire, M.B.E., Crosby.

Richard Reader Harris, esquire, Heston and Isleworth.

William Traven Aitken, esquire, Bury St. Edmunds.

Thomas Oswald, esquire, Edinburgh, Central.

Edward Lancelot Mallalieu, esquire, Q.C., Brigg.

David Weitzman, esquire, Q.C., Stoke Newington and Hackney, North.

John Diamond, esquire, Gloucester.

George Edward Cecil Wigg, esquire, Dudley.

Arthur William John Lewis, esquire, West Ham, North.

6.33 pm.

Mr. Speaker

I suspend the Sitting until five minutes to seven.

The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:

Frank Harold Hayman, esquire, Falmouth and Camborne.

Henry Paul Guinness Channon, esquire, Southend, West.

John McKay, esquire, Wallsend.

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