HC Deb 29 June 1966 vol 730 cc2144-7

Question put, That this Schedule be the Tenth Schedule to the Bill:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 132, Noes 82.

Division No. 83.] AYES [9.56 a.m.
Abse, Leo Doig, Peter Kelley, Richard
Albu, Austen Dunn, James A. Kenyon, Clifford
Alldritt, Walter Dunwoody, Dr. John (F'th & C'b'e) Lawson, George
Allen, Scholefield Ellis, John Leadbitter, Ted
Anderson, Donald English, Michael Lee, Rt. Hn. Jennie (Cannock)
Armstrong, Ernest Ensor, David Lever, L. M. (Ardwick)
Ashley, Jack Fernyhough, E. Lewis, Ron (Carlisle)
Atkins, Ronald (Preston, N.) Fitt, Gerard (Belfast, W.) Lyon, Alexander W. (York)
Atkinson, Norman (Tottenham) Fletcher, Ted (Darlington) Lyons, Edward (Bradford, E.)
Bacon, Rt. Hn. Alice Floud, Bernard McCann, John
Bagier, Gordon A. T. Foley, Maurice MacColl, James
Beaney, Alan Foot, Michael (Ebbw Vale) MacDermot, Niall
Bidwell, Sydney Forrester, John Macdonald, A. H.
Bishop, E. S. Fowler, Gerry Mackenzie, Gregor (Rutherglen)
Blackburn, F. Freeson, Reginald McMillan, Tom (Glasgow, C.)
Blenkinsop, Arthur Gardner, A. J. MacPherson, Malcolm
Boardman, H. Garrett, W. E. Mahon, Peter (Preston, S.)
Boston, Terence Ginsburg, David Mahon, Simon (Bootle)
Boyden, James Gordon Walker, Rt. Hn. P. C. Mapp, Charles
Braddock, Mrs. E. M. Gourlay, Harry Mason, Roy
Bradley, Tom Greenwood, Rt. Hn. Anthony Mitchell, R. C. (S'th'pton, Test)
Brooks, Edwin Gregory, Arnold Moyle, Roland
Brown, Rt. Hn. George (Belper) Griffiths, David (Rother Valley) Neal, Harold
Brown, R. W. (Shoreditch & F'bury) Griffiths, Will (Exchange) Newens, Stan
Buchan, Norman Hamilton, William (Fife, W.) Norwood, Christopher
Buchanan, Richard (G'gow, Sp'burn) Hannan, William Ogden, Eric
Cant, R. B. Harper, Joseph Orme, Stanley
Carter-Jones, Lewis Harrison, Walter (Wakefield) Owen, Dr. David (Plymouth, S'tn)
Coe, Denis Hattersley, Roy Page, Derek (King's Lynn)
Coleman, Donald Hooley, Frank Parker, John (Dagenham)
Concannon, J. D. Horner, John Parkyn, Brian (Bedford)
Crawshaw, Richard Howarth, Harry (Wellingborough) Pentland, Norman
Davies, Dr. Ernest (Stretford) Howie, W. Perry, George H. (Nottingham, S.)
Davies, Ifor (Cower) Hughes, Emrys (Ayrshire, S.) Price, Christopher (Perry Barr)
Dell, Edmund Hughes, Roy (Newport) Price, William (Rugby)
Dewar, Donald Jackson, Colin (B'h'se & Spenb'gh) Rees, Merlyn
Diamond, Rt. Hn. John Jackson, Peter M. (High Peak) Richard, Ivor
Dickens, James Johnson, Carol (Lewisham, S.) Roberts, Gwilym (Bedfordshire, S.)
Rose, Paul Symonds, J. B. Watkins, David (Consett)
Rowland, Christopher (Meriden) Thomas, George (Cardiff, W.) Wells, William (Walsall, N.)
Rowlands, E. (Cardiff, N.) Tinn, James Whitlock, William
Shaw, Arnold (Word, S.) Urwin, T. W. Willis, George (Edinburgh, E.)
Silkin, John (Deptford) Varley, Eric G. TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Summerskill, Hn. Dr. Shirley Wainwright, Edwin (Dearne Valley) Mr. Charles R. Morris and
Swingler, Stephen Walden, Brian (All Saints) Mr. McBride.
Alison, Michael (Barkston Ash) Hastings, Stephen Onslow, Cranley
Atkins, Humphrey (M't'n & M'd'n) Higgins, Terence L. Orr, Capt. L. P. S.
Bennett, Dr. Reginald (Gos. & Fhm) Hirst, Geoffrey Osborn, John (Hallam)
Berry, Hn. Anthony Holland, Philip Pardoe, J.
Biggs-Davison, John Hornby, Richard Pearson, Sir Frank (Clitheroe)
Bossom, Sir Clive Howell, David (Guildford) Peel, John
Boyle, Rt. Hn. Sir Edward Jenkin, Patrick (Woodford) Pink, R. Bonner
Brinton, Sir Tatton Johnston, Russell (Inverness) Prior, J. M. L.
Bryan, Paul Jopling, Michael Pym, Francis
Buchanan-Smith, Alick (Angus, N&M) Joseph, Rt. Hn. Sir Keith Ramsden, Rt. Hn. James
Buck, Antony (Colchester) King, Evelyn (Dorset, S.) Scott, Nicholas
Campbell, Cordon Legge-Bourke, Sir Harry Shaw, Michael (Sc'b'gh & Whitby)
Carr, Rt. Hn. Robert Lloyd, Ian (P'tsm'th, Langstone) Smith, John
Chichester-Clark, R. Lubbock, Eric Taylor, Frank (Moss Side)
Clark, Henry MacArthur, Ian Thatcher, Mrs. Margaret
Clegg, Walter Macleod, Rt. Hn. Iain van Straubenzee, W. R.
Cooke, Robert McMaster, Stanley Vickers, Dame Joan
Corfield, F. V. Macmillan, Maurice (Farnham) Walker, Peter (Worcester)
Crosthwaite-Eyre, Sir Oliver Maginnis, John E. Ward, Dame Irene
Crouch, David Maude, Angus Weatherill, Bernard
Elliot, Capt. Walter (Carshalton) Maydon, Lt.-Cmdr. S. L. C. Whitelaw, William
Elliott, R.W. (N'c'tle-upon-Tyne,N.) Mills, Peter (Torrington) Wilson, Geoffrey (Truro)
Eyre, Reginald Mills, Stratton (Belfast, N.) Winstanley, Dr. M. P.
Farr, John Munro-Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Wood, Rt. Hn. Richard
Fortescue, Tim Murton, Oscar Woodnutt, Mark
Gilmour, Sir John (Fife, E.) Nabarro, Sir Gerald Younger, Hn. George
Glover, Sir Douglas Neave, Airey
Grieve, Percy Noble, Rt. Hn. Michael TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Mr. David Mitchell and Mr. Blaker.
Mr. Diamond

On a point of order, Sir Eric. I have a very difficult task to perform. It is to appeal to my right hon. and hon. Friends for their support, against their natural desires, in the Motion that I am about to make.

I beg to move, That the Chairman do report Progress and ask leave to sit again. There are three reasons which I hope will prove acceptable and persuasive to my right hon. and hon. Friends. The first is their natural courtesy, because I am sure that they would wish me to say to you, Sir Eric, how grateful we are for the way in which you have taken the Chair through this very long sitting. [HON. MEMBERS: "Hear, hear."] We all recognise—many of us having served in the Chair on other occasions—the strain, the difficulty and the responsibility that rests on your shoulders, and, if I might be so bold, I should like to offer you our grateful thanks for the way in which you have conducted our affairs.

The other argument which I put to my hon. Friends is that I would like to appeal to their sense of fairness. It is obvious from everything that has been happening during the last half hour—the way the numbers are reducing, the way the Opposition Whips are disappearing—that it would be grossly unfair to take advantage of the temporary lapse of energy and ability on the part of the Conservative Opposition and that we should allow them a short time in which to refresh themselves before returning to the fray.

Finally, I appeal to the sense of discipline of my right hon. and hon. Friends. I know that they are most anxious to proceed with this Bill. They have told me so on many occasions. I promise them that I shall use my best endeavours to see that if we rise we shall resume very shortly for a very long time.

Mr. Iain Macleod

We have just listened to an extremely silly speech, but there is nothing new in that. We have been listening to the Chief Secretary making this sort of speech for the last twenty hours, and for some days before that. But as at the end of it the right hon. Gentleman made the only acceptable comment that he has made in all these 20 hours, which is that we should now go home, on that at least I agree and recommend it to my right hon. and hon. Friends.

Mr. Lubbock

I do not know why the Chief Secretary appealed only to his hon. Friends and not to those on this side of the Committee who enjoy these masochistic rituals of all-night sittings. But I think that the right hon. Gentleman might have mentioned our deep gratitude to the staff of the House who have served the Members throughout this very long night. The staff of the Library have been on duty continuously for 26 hours, and no doubt the same is true of the other Departments. I think that the terms and conditions of work in the Catering Department would constitute an offence under the Wages Councils Act in any private establishment. Our thanks are also due to the police officers, the Table Officers, and the HANSARD reporters, who have been on duty continuously throughout this very long sitting, for the second time in a week. I think that the House would be ungracious if it did not express its deep and sincere gratitude to all these people.

Question put and agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again this day.