Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 23rd March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Donald Maclean Mr Donald Maclean , Peebles and Southern

Will the Leader of the House say what business is to be taken next week?


On Monday, we propose to take the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill;

On Tuesday, the Third Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill;

On Wednesday, the Unemployment Insurance Bill, Second Reading, and the East India Loans (Railways and Irriga- tion) Bill. If any further time is available on that day we shall take the Diseases of Animals Bill, Second Reading, and the Representation of the People (No. 2) Bill, Second Reading. The last-named is not such a formidable Bill as it sounds.

Thursday will be allotted to Supply, and I will make a statement later, when arrangements have been made in the usual way as to what Supply is to be taken.

On Friday, we shall take the East India Loans (Railways and Irrigation) Bill, further stages of the Diseases of Animals Bill, and the Second Reading of the Summer Time Bill.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY:

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the time proposed for the Summer Time Bill is totally inadequate?

Photo of Mr John Gretton Mr John Gretton , Burton

Will the right hon. Gentleman inform the House what business is to be taken to-morrow?


In view of the great interest taken in the Report of the

Geddes Committee, especially as it affects education, may I suggest that the Education Vote be put down for Thursday next?


Would the hon. Gentleman settle through the usual channels with other Gentlemen who sit on the Opposition side what Vote they would like taken? Then we will put that Vote down. As to to-morrow, there is no alteration in the programme announced. We want to conclude all the financial business which is necessary for the introduction of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill.

Photo of Mr George Barnes Mr George Barnes , Glasgow Gorbals

When may we expect the return of the Irish Free State (Agreement) Bill?


I cannot say.

Motion made, and Question put, That the Proceedings on the Reports of the Committee of Supply of 21st March and 20th March and the Proceedings of the Committees of Supply and Ways and Means be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. Chamberlain.]

The House divided: Ayes, 216; Noes, 55.

Division No. 58.]AYES.[3.45 p.m.
Adair, Rear-Admiral Thomas B. S.Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston S.Grant, James Augustus
Agg-Gardner, Sir James TynteCobb, Sir CyrilGreen, Joseph F. (Leicester, W.)
Amery, Leopold C. M. S.Cohen, Major J. BruneiGreene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.)
Ashley, Colonel Wilfrid W.Colfox, Major Wm. PhillipsGreenwood, Rt. Hon. Sir Hamar
Atkey, A. R.Coote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely)Greenwood, William (Stockport)
Baird, Sir John LawrenceCory, Sir J. H. (Cardiff, South)Greer, Sir Harry
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyCowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)Greig, Colonel Sir James William
Balfour, George (Hampstead)Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir HenryGretton, Colonel John
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G.Curzon, Captain ViscountGuest, Capt. Rt. Hon. Frederick E.
Banner, Sir John S. Harmood-Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln)Gwynne, Rupert S.
Barlow, Sir MontagueDavies, Sir David Sanders (Denbigh)Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Barnes, Rt. Hon. G. (Glas., Gorbals)Davies, Thomas (Cirencester)Hamilton, Major C. G. C.
Barnett, Major Richard W.Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Hancock, John George
Barnston, Major HarryDockrell, Sir MauriceHannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Barrand, A. R.Doyle, N. GrattanHarmsworth, C. B. (Bedford, Luton)
Bartley-Denniss, Sir Edmund RobertEdgar, Clifford B.Harmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Beauchamp, Sir EdwardEdge, Captain Sir WilliamHaslam, Lewis
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes)Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark)Hennessy, Major J. R. G.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.Erskine, James Malcolm MonteithHills, Major John Waller
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake)Evans, ErnestHolbrook, Sir Arthur Richard
Benn, Capt. Sir I. H., Bart. (Gr'nw'h)Eyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M.Hope, J. D. (Berwick & Haddington)
Bethell, Sir John HenryFalcon, Captain MichaelHopkins, John W. W.
Birchall, J. DearmanFalle, Major Sir Bertram GodfrayHopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)
Boscawen, Rt. Hon. Sir A. Griffith-Fell, Sir ArthurHorne, Sir R. S. (Glasgow, Hillhead)
Bowles, Colonel H. F.Fildes, HenryHotchkin, Captain Stafford Vere
Bowyer, Captain G. W. E.Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L.Hudson, R. M.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A.FitzRoy, Captain Hon. Edward A.Hurd, Percy A.
Brassey, H. L. C.Flannery, Sir James FortescueJameson, John Gordon
Breese, Major Charles E.Ford, Patrick JohnstonJephcott, A. R.
Brown, Major D. C.Forrest, WalterJesson, C.
Bruton, Sir JamesFoxcroft, Captain Charles TalbotJodrell, Neville Paul
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A.Ganzoni, Sir JohnJohnstone, Joseph
Burdon, Colonel RowlandGardiner, JamesJones, Sir Evan (Pembroke)
Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquay)Gardner, ErnestJones, J. T. (Carmarthen, Llanelly)
Butcher, Sir John GeorgeGibbs, Colonel George AbrahamJoynson-Hicks, Sir William
Carr, W. TheodoreGilmour, Lieut.-Colonel Sir JohnKidd, James
Cautley, Henry StrotherGlyn, Major RalphKing, Captain Henry Douglas
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm. W.)Goff, Sir R. ParkKinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Cheyne, Sir William WatsonGoulding, Rt. Hon. Sir Edward A.Larmor, Sir Joseph
Law, Alfred J. (Rochdale)Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster)Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.
Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.)Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield)Sugden, W. H.
Lindsay, William ArthurNorton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir JohnSutherland, Sir William
Lloyd, George ButlerOrmsby-Gore, Hon. WilliamTerrell, George (Wilts, Chippenham)
Lloyd-Greame, Sir P.Parker, JamesThomas-Stanford, Charles
Locker- Lampson, G. (Wood Green)Pearce, Sir WilliamThomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (H'tlngd'n)Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert PikeThomson, Sir W. Mitchell- (Maryhill)
Loseby, Captain C. E.Peel, Col. Hn. S. (Uxbridge, Mddx.)Thorpe, Captain John Henry
Lowe, Sir Francis WilliamPennefather, De FonblanqueTownley, Maximilian G.
Lowther, Maj.-Gen. Sir C. (Penrith)Percy, Charles (Tynemouth)Townshend, Sir Charles Vere Ferrers
Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon)Perkins, Walter FrankTryon, Major George Clement
Macdonald, Rt. Hon. John MurrayPratt, John WilliamWallace, J.
Mackinder, Sir H. J. (Camlachie)Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G.Walton, J. (York, W. R., Don Valley)
McLaren, Hon. H. D. (Leicester)Raeburn, Sir William H.Ward, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
M'Lean, Lieut.-Col. Charles W. W.Randies, Sir John ScurrahWaring, Major Walter
McMicking, Major GilbertRees, Sir J. D. (Nottingham, East)Watson, Captain John Bertrand
Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J.Reid, D. D.Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury)Remnant, Sir JamesWilliams, C. (Tavistock)
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Roberts, Rt. Hon. G. H. (Norwich)Williams, Lt.-Col. Sir R. (Banbury)
Mallalieu, Frederick WilliamRoberts, Sir S. (Sheffield, Ecclesall)Willoughby, Lieut.-Col. Hon. Claud
Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.)Royds, Lieut.-Colonel EdmundWilson, Capt. A. S. (Holderness)
Marriott, John Arthur RansomeSamuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)Wilson, Lt.-Col. Sir M. (Bethnal Gn.)
Mitchell, Sir William LaneSanders, Colonel Sir Robert ArthurWindsor, Viscount
Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J.Sassoon, Sir Philip Albert Gustave D.Winterton, Earl
Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.Scott, A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)Wolmer, Viscount
Morris, RichardSeddon, J. A.Wood, Hon. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Morrison, HughShaw, William T. (Forfar)Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Munro, Rt. Hon. RobertShortt, Rt. Hon. E. (N'castle-on-T.)Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Meal, ArthurSmith, Sir Malcolm (Orkney)Yeo, Sir Alfred William
Newman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley)Sprot, Colonel Sir AlexanderYoung, E. H. (Norwich)
Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Stanley, Major Hon. G. (Preston)Young, W. (Perth & Kinross, Perth)
Newson, Sir Percy WilsonStarkey, Captain John Ralph
Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)Steel, Major S. StrangTELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Nicholl, Commander Sir EdwardStewart, GershomColonel Leslie Wilson and Mr. McCurdy.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. WilliamHayday, ArthurRichardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Ammon, Charles GeorgeHenderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Widnes)Rose, Frank H.
Barton, Sir William (Oldham)Hirst, G. H.Sitch, Charles H.
Bell, James (Lancaster, Ormskirk)Hodge, Rt. Hon. JohnSutton, John Edward
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish-Hogge, James MylesThomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute)Keiley, Major Fred (Rotherham)Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Cairns, JohnKenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M.Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
Carter, W. (Nottingham, Mansfield)Kenyon, BarnetWatts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. D.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord R. (Hitchin)Kiley, James DanielWedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.Lawson, John JamesWhite, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale)Maclean, Rt. Hn. Sir D. (Midlothian)Wignall, James
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)MacVeagh, JeremiahWilson, James (Dudley)
Foot, IsaacMalone, C. L. (Leyton, E.)Wintringham, Margaret
Galbraith, SamuelMills, John EdmundWood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Gillis, WilliamMosley, Oswald
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen)TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Grundy, T. W.Murray, Dr. D. (Inverness & Ross)Mr. G. Thorne and Mr. James Wilson.
Hallas, EldredNaylor, Thomas Ellis
Hartshorn, VernonRendall, Athelstan