Number of Aie Force.

Orders of the Day — Supply. – in the House of Commons on 18th April 1921.

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Motion made, and Question proposed, That an additional number of Air Forces, not exceeding 10,000, all ranks, be maintained for the Service of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at Home and Abroad, exclusive of those serving in India, during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1922.

Mr. HOGGE rose

The DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN:

Any discussion which hon. Members wish to have, can be taken on the next Vote.

Question put.

The Committee divided: Ayes, 197; Noes 46.

Division No. 77.]AYES.[10.50 p.m.
Adair, Rear-Admiral Thomas B. S.Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquay)Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. C.Carr, W. TheodoreFrance, Gerald Ashburner
Agg-Gardner, Sir James TynteCasey, T. W.Fraser, Major Sir Keith
Ainsworth, Captain CharlesCayzer, Major Herbert RobinFremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.
Allen, Lieut.-Colonel William JamesCecil, Rt. Hon. Evelyn (Birm., Aston)Gange, E. Stanley
Amery, Lieut.-Col. Leopold C. M. S.Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm., W.)Ganzoni, Captain Sir F. J. C.
Austin, Sir HerbertChamberlain, N. (Birm., Ladywood)Gibbs, Colonel George Abraham
Baird, Sir John LawrenceChilcot, Lieut.-Com. Harry W.Gilmour, Lieut.-Colonel Sir John
Balfour, George (Hampstead)Child, Brigadier-General Sir HillGlyn, Major Ralph
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G.Colvin, Brig.-General Richard BealeGoff, Sir R. Park
Barlow, Sir MontagueCoote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely)Gould, James C.
Barnett, Major R. W.Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)Gray, Major Ernest (Accrington)
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes)Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir HenryGreene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.)
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.Davidson, J. C. C. (Hemel Hempstead)Gregory, Holman
Benn, Capt. Sir I. H., Bart. (Gr'nw'h)Davidson, Major-General Sir J. H.Gretton, Colonel John
Betterton, Henry B.Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Gritten, W. G. Howard
Bigland, AlfredDean, Lieut.-Commander P. T.Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. Frederick E.
Borwick, Major G. O.Elveden, viscountGwynne, Rupert S.
Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith-Evans, ErnestHacking, Captain Douglas H.
Bowyer, Captain G. E. W.Falcon, Captain MichaelHamilton, Major C. G. C.
Brassey, Major H. L. C.Falle, Major Sir Bertram G.Hannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William CliveFell, Sir ArthurHarmsworth, C. B. (Bedford, Luton)
Brittain, Sir HarryFisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L.Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Bruton, Sir JamesFlannery, Sir James FortescueHenderson, Major V. L. (Tradeston)
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A.Ford, Patrick JohnstonHenry, Denis S. (Londonderry, S.)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William JamesForrest, WalterHerbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford)
Hewart, Rt. Hon. Sir GordonMorden, Lieut.-Col. W. GrantShaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)
Hilder, Lieut.-Colonel FrankMoreing, Captain Algernon H.Shaw, William T. (Forfar)
Hills, Major John WallerMorison, Rt. Hon. Thomas BrashShortt, Rt. Hon. E. (N'castle-on-T.)
Hinds, JohnMorris, RichardSmith, Sir Allan M. (Croydon, South)
Hoare, Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. J. G.Morrison-Bell, Major A. C.Stanier, Captain Sir Beville
Hohler, Gerald FitzroyMunro, Rt. Hon. RobertSteel, Major S. Strang
Hood, JosephMurray, John (Leeds, West)Stephenson, Lieut.-Colonel H. K.
Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)Neal, ArthurStewart, Gershom
Horne, Edgar (Surrey, Guildford)Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Strauss, Edward Anthony
Horne, Sir R. S. (Glasgow, Hillhead)Nicholson, Reginald (Doncaster)Sturrock, J. Leng
Hotchkin, Captain Stafford VereNorris, Colonel Sir Henry G.Sugden, W. H.
Hume-Williams, Sir W. EllisOrmsby-Gore, Hon. W.Sutherland, Sir William
Hurd, Percy A.Parry, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas HenryThomas, Sir Robert J. (Wrexham)
Inskip, Thomas Walker H.Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert PikeThomas-Stanford, Charles
James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. CuthbertPeel, Col. Hon. S. (Uxbridge, Mddx.)Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Jameson, J. GordonPennefather, De FonblanqueThorpe, Captain John Henry
Jodrell, Neville PaulPhilipps, Sir Owen C. (Chester, City)Townley, Maximilian G.
Johnson, Sir StanleyPickering, Lieut.-Colonel Emil W.Tryon, Major George Clement
Johnstone, JosephPinkham, Lieut.-Colonel CharlesWallace, J.
Jones, G. W. H. (Stoke Newington)Pollock, Sir Ernest M.Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Jones, J. T. (Carmarthen, Lianelly)Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel AsshetonWard, William Dudley (Southampton)
Kidd, JamesPratt, John WilliamWaring, Major Walter
King, Captain Henry DouglasRae, H. NormanWarner, Sir T. Courtenay T.
Lane-Fox, G. R.Raeburn, Sir William H.Watson, Captain John Bertrand
Lewis, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Univ., Wales)Raw, Lieutenant-Colonel N.White, Lieut.-Col. G. D. (Southport)
Lindsay, William ArthurRees, Sir J. D. (Nottingham, East)Whitla, Sir William
Lloyd, George ButlerReid, D. D.Wild, Sir Ernest Edward
Lloyd-Greame, Sir P.Richardson, Alexander (Gravesend)Williams, Col. Sir R. (Dorset, W.)
Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (H'tingd'n)Roberts, Rt. Hon. G. H. (Norwich)Wills, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Gilbert
Lorden, John WilliamRoberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)Wise, Frederick
Lynn, R. J.Roberts, Sir S. (Sheffield, Ecclesall)Wood, Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Mackinder, Sir H. J. (Camlachie)Robinson, S. (Brecon and Radnor)Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
McLaren, Robert (Lanark, Northern)Roundell, Colonel R. F.Worsfold, Dr. T. Cato
M'Lean, Lieut.-Col. Charles W. W.Royds, Lieut.-Colonel EdmundWorthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
McMicking, Major GilbertRutherford, Sir W. W. (Edge Hill)Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)Young, Lieut.-Com. E. H. (Norwich)
Maddocks, HenrySamuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney)Younger, Sir George
Mallalieu, F. W.Sanders, Colonel Sir Robert A.
Middlebrook, Sir WilliamSassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Molson, Major John ElsdaleScott. A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)Colonel Leslie Wilson and Mr.
Mond, Rt. Hon. Sir Alfred M.Seddon, J. A.McCurdy.
NOES.
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery)Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Widnes)Smith, W. R. (Wellingborough)
Barnes, Major H. (Newcastle, E.)Hirst, G. H.Swan, J. E.
Bell, James (Lancaster, Ormskirk)Hodge, Rt. Hon. JohnThomas, Brig.-Gen. Sir O. (Anglesey)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.Hogge, James MylesThomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Cairns, JohnIrving, DanWalsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. J. R.Kennedy, ThomasWaterson, A. E.
Davies, A. (Lancaster, Clitheroe)Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M.Wedgwood, Colonel J. C.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale)Kenyon, BarnetWhite, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Davison, J. E. (Smethwick)Lawson, John J.Wignall, James
Edwards, G. (Norfolk, South)Lunn, WilliamWilson, W. Tyson (Westhoughton)
Galbraith, SamuelMills, John EdmundWintringham, T.
Graham, R. (Nelson and Colne)Morgan, Major D. WattsYoung, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Grundy, T. W.Myers, Thomas
Guest, J. (York, W.R., Hemsworth)O'Grady, Captain JamesTELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)Mr. T. Griffiths and Mr. Nell
Hartshorn, VernonRichardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)Maclean.
Hayward, Major EvanRoyce, William Stapleton