House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 10 November 1931

  • Preamble

    The House met at Twelve of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.

  • Members Sworn.

    The following Members took and subscribed the Oath:— Right honourable James Ramsay MacDonald, County of Durham (Sea-ham Division).Right honourable James Henry Thomas, Borough of...

  • Members Sworn.

    The following Members took and subscribed the Oath:— Right honourable Sir Robert Stevenson Home, knight, G.B.E., K.C., Burgh of Glasgow (Hillhead Division).David Douglas Reid, esquire,...

  • Sessional Orders.

    • Elections.

      Ordered, That all Members who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom do make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses.

      Resolved, That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Com- mittee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police.

      Ordered, That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and...

      Votes and Proceedings.

      Ordered, That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed, being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint...


      Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges be appointed.

  • Outlawries Bill.

    "For the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries," read the First time; to be read a Second time.

  • Journal.

    Ordered, That the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session, with an Index thereto, be printed.

  • Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy-Chairman.

    Ordered, That Sir Dennis Herbert be the Chairman of Ways and Means; and that Captain Bourne be the Deputy-Chairman."—[The Prime Minister.']

  • King's Speech.

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended His Majesty in the House of Peers, and that His Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament,...

  • Debate on the Address.

    56 speeches

    (in Court dress): I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, as followeth:Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of the...

  • Adjournment.

    Resolved, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Sir Frederick Thomson.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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