House of Commons debates

Friday, 6 November 1936

  • Preamble

    The House met at Eleven of the Clock, M R. SPEAKER in the Chair.

  • New Writ.

    For the Borough of Preston, in the room of William MacColin Kirkpatrick, esquire (Chiltern Hundreds).—[Captain Margesson.]

  • Bills Presented.

    • Workmen's Compensation Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to workmen's compensation," presented by Mr. Mainwaring; supported by Mr. Hardie, Mr. John, Mr. Cape, Mr. Hicks, Mr. Grenfell, Mr. Short, and Mr. Dobbie; to be read a...

    • Marriage Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to marriage and divorce," presented by Mr. De la Bère; supported by Mr. Alan Herbert, Sir Francis Acland, Lord Apsley, Mr. Morgan, Miss Rathbone, Mr. Boothby,...

      Annual Holiday Bill,

      "to make provision for an annual holiday for employed persons; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Rowson; supported by Mr. Riley, Mr. Hardie, Mr. Ellis Smith, Mr. Lunn, Mr....

      Offices Regulation Bill,

      "to regulate offices and the employment of young persons therein; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Ammon; supported by Mr. Creech Jones, Mr. Thorne, Mr. Greenwood,...

      Road Traffic Bill,

      "to amend section sixty-one of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, and section three of the Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933," presented by Sir Assheton Pownall; supported by Sir George Hardy, Sir Isadore...

      Shops (Retail Trading Safeguards) Bill,

      "to protect independent retail shopkeepers against uncontrolled establishment of centrally owned or administered multiple shops and co-operative trading stores and to protect the welfare of the...

      Summary Procedure (Matrimonial and Other Matters) Bill,

      "to amend the law with respect to the determination by justices of disputes in matters of matrimony, bastardy, and the guardianship of infants, and other similar matters; to extend the duties of...

      Nationalisation of Mines and Minerals Bill,

      "to nationalise mines and minerals and to provide for the national winning, distribution, and sale of coal and other minerals; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Batey;...

      Parliament Act Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the Parliament Act, 1911; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. H. G. Williams; supported by Captain Alan Graham, Mr. Michael Beaumont, Mr. Petherick, Sir John...

      Employers' Liability Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to the liability of employers to their workmen for injuries caused by the negligence of fellow workmen," presented by Mr. Potts; supported by Mr. Mainwaring, Mr. Hicks,...

      Exportation of Horses Bill,

      "to amend the law with respect to the exportation of horses; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Radford; supported by Mr. Henderson Stewart, Sir Hugh O'Neill, Sir Robert...

      Hotels and Restaurants (Gratuities) Bill,

      "to make illegal the practice of giving gratuities to persons employed in hotels and restaurants; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Holmes; supported by Captain Dower, Mr....

      Inheritance (Family Provision) Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to testamentary dispositions; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Windsor; supported by Mr. Thorne, Mr. Marshall, Miss Rathbone, and Mr. T....

      Deaf Children (School Attendance) Bill,

      "to lower the age of compulsory school attendance in the case of deaf children from seven years to five years," presented by Mr. Rostron Duckworth; supported by Mr. Allan Chapman, Mr. Annesley...

      Medical Practitioners' Communications (Privilege) Bill,

      "to provide that certain communications between medical practitioners and their patients shall be privileged from disclosure in evidence in courts of law," presented by Sir Ernest Graham. Little;...

      Local Authorities (Enabling) Bill,

      "to extend the powers of local authorities in matters of finance and municipal trading," presented by Mr. Paling; supported by Mr. Marshall, Mr. Windsor, Mr. T. Smith, Mr. Leach, Mr. Gardner, and...

      Journalists (Registration) Bill,

      "to provide for the registration of journalists; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Bossom; supported by Mr. Beverley Baxter, Mr. Bernays, Sir Reginald Clarry, Captain Arthur...

      Home and Empire Settlement Bill,

      "to make provision for settlement of persons on the land in the United Kingdom; to amend the Empire Settlement Act, 1922; and for other purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Louis...

      Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Act (1936) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend section eleven of the Shops (Sunday Trading Restriction) Act, 1936, so as to include in the exceptions the sale of ice-cream," presented by Mr. Roland Robinson; supported. by Captain...

      Administration of Justice (Wales) Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to the administration of justice in Wales and Monmouthshire," presented by Mr. Ernest Evans; supported by Mr. Clement Davies and Mr. David Evans; to be read a Second...

      Registration and Regulation Osteopaths Bill,

      "to regulate the practice of osteopathy and to prescribe the qualifications of osteopathic practitioners," presented by Vice-Admiral Taylor; supported by Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter, Mr....

      Prohibition of Vivisection on Dogs (Scotland) Bill,

      "to provide for the abolition of vivisection upon dogs; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Thomas Henderson; supported by Mr. Westwood, Mr. Guy, Mr. Cassells, Mr. Groves, and...

      Registration and Control of Stock Brokers Bill,

      "to provide for the compulsory registration and control of all persons carrying on business as stockbrokers or dealers in stocks and shares; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by...

      Law of Libel (Damages) Amendment Bill,

      "to amend the law of libel; and for purposes connected therewith," presented by Mr. Storey; supported by Major Astor and Mr. Astor; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 13th March, and to be...

      Sheep Stocks Valuation (Scotland) Bill,

      "to amend the law with respect to valuations of sheep stock in Scotland," presented by Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew; supported by Sir Archibald Sinclair, Lord William Scott, Captain McEwen, Mr....

      Coal Mines (Employment of Boys) Bill,

      "to amend the law relating to the employment of boys underground in coal mines," presented by Mr. Charles Taylor; supported by Mr. Rostron Duckworth and Mr. Roland Robinson; to be read a Second...

  • Orders of the Day — King's Speech.

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