Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 6th December 1922.

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Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Aberavon

May I draw the attention of the Prime Minister to the order of business on the Order Paper to-day. In replying to the usual question I put to him regarding the order of business, he gave as the first Order the Order under the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921, relating to gas mantles, and as the second Order the Trade Facilities and Loans Guarantee Bill. It is true I asked him if he would be good enough to put the Second Reading of the Bill on the Paper at such a time as would be convenient to the House for a full discussion, and it is just possible, that, out of courtesy to me, he changed the Order. Therefore I do not complain, but, to avoid any further misunderstanding, I should like to ask him if, in future, when a change be made in the order of business, he would be good enough to see that the Whips are communicated with.

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I have to admit that a mistake was made in this matter. It was because of the suggestion that the Bill should be, taken at an early hour that the change was made. My hon. Friend, who has not had very much experience as Chief Whip, omitted to have the announcement made. He, himself, explained to me this morning that he had made that mistake.

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

In case the first two Orders run to a late hour, does the right hon. Gentleman propose to take the Second Reading of the Importation of Animals Bill, at any rate, after midnight?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I should be sorry that a Bill of this importance should

be taken at a very late hour. I hope we may be able to deal with it at a comparatively early hour.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted at this day's Sitting from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House).—[The Prime Minister.]

The House divided: Ayes, 268; Noes, 158.

Division No. 20.]AYES.[3.50 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Sip James TynteCrook, C. W. (East Ham, North)Hohler, Gerald Fitzroy
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East)Crooke, J. S. (Deritend)Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Curzon, Captain ViscountHopkins, John W. W.
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel MartinDalziel, Sir D. (Lambeth, Brixton)Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W.Davidson, J. C. C. (Hemel Hempstead)Horne, Sir R. S. (Glasgow, Hillhead)
Astor, ViscountessDavies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln)Houlton, John Plowright
Balrd, Rt. Hon. Sir John LawrenceDavies, Thomas (Cirencester)Houston, Sir Robert Patterson
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyDavison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S)Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N)
Balfour, George (Hampstead)Dawson, Sir PhilipHoward-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K.
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G.Dixon, C. H. (Rutland)Hudson, Capt. A.
Banks, MitchellDoyle, N. GrattanHughes, Collingwood
Barnett, Major Richard W.Edge, Captain Sir WilliamHume, G. H.
Becker, HarryEdmondson, Major A. J.Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis
Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes)Ednam, ViscountHurd, Percy A.
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.Elliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark)Hurst, Lt.-Col. Gerald Berkeley
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish-Elvedon, ViscountHutchison, G. A. C. (Peebles, N.)
Berry, Sir GeorgeEngland, Lieut.-Colonel A.Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove)
Betterton, Henry B.Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S.
Birchell, Major J. DearmanErskine-Bolst, Captain C.Jarrett, G. W. S.
Bird, Sir W. B. M. (Chichester)Evans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.)Jenkins, W. A. (Brecon and Radnor)
Blades, Sir George RowlandEyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M.Jephcott, A. R.
Blundell, F. N.Falcon, Captain MichaelJodrell, Sir Neville Paul
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W.Falle, Major Sir Bertram GodfrayKennedy, Captain M. S. Nigel
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A.Fawkes, Major F. H.King, Captain Henry Douglas
Brass, Captain W.Fermor-Hesketh, Major T.Kinloch-Cooke, Sir Clement
Brassey, Sir LeonardFildes, HenryLamb, J. Q.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William CliveFord, Patrick JohnstonLane-Fox, Lieut.-Colonel G. R.
Briggs, HaroldForeman, Sir HenryLaw, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.)
Brittain, Sir HarryForestier-Walker, L.Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)
Brown, Major D. C. (Hexham)Foxcroft, Captain Charles TalbotLocker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. Clifton (Newbury)Fraser, Major Sir KeithLorden, John William
Brown, J. W. (Middlesbrough, E.)Frece, Sir Walter deLorimer, H. D.
Bruford, R.Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.Lougher, L.
Buckingham, Sir H.Furness, G. J.Lowe, Sir Francis William
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A.Ganzoni, Sir JohnLoyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William JamesGardiner, JamesLumley, L. R.
Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquay)Garland, C. S.Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J.
Burney, Com. (Middx., Uxbridge)Gates, PercyMcNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury)
Butcher, Sir John GeorgeGaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R.Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James J.
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North)Gilbert, James DanielMakins, Brigadier-General E.
Button, H. S.Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir JohnMalone, Major P. B, (Tottenham, S.)
Cadogan, Major EdwardGould, James C.Margesson, H. D. R.
Campion, Lieut.-Colonel W. R.Gray, Harold (Cambridge)Mason. Lieut.-Col. C. K.
Cassels, J. D.Greene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.)Mercer, Colonel H.
Cautley, Henry StrotherGreenwood, William (Stockport)Milne, J. S. Wardlaw
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)Gretton, Colonel JohnMitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston)Grigg, Sir EdwardMolloy, Major L. G. S.
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord R. (Hitchin)Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E.Molson, Major John Eisdale
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm. W.)Gwynne, Rupert S.Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)Hacking, Captain Douglas H.Morden, Col. W. Grant
Chapman, Sir S.Hall, Rr-Adml Sir W.(Liv'p'l, W. D'by)Moreing, Captain Algernon H.
Clarry, Reginald GeorgeHalstead, Major D.Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury)
Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H. SpenderHarmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton)
Clayton, G. C.Harrison, F. C.Murchison, C. K.
Cobb, Sir CyrilHarvey, Major S. E.Nall, Major Joseph
Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K.Hawke, John AnthonyNewman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley)
Cohen, Major J. BrunelHenderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh)Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)
Colfox, Major Wm. PhillipsHenn, Sir Sydney H.Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)
Collie, Sir JohnHennessy, Major J. R. G.Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster)
Colvin, Brig.-General Richard BealeHerbert, S. (Scarborough)Nicholson, William G. (Petersfield)
Conway, Sir W. MartinHowett, Sir J. P.Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir John
Cotts, Sir William Dingwall MitchellHiley, Sir ErnestOman, Sir Charles William C.
Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir HenryHoare, Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. J. G.Ormsby-Gore, Hon. William
Croft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry PageHogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone)Paget, T. G.
Parker, Owen (Kettering)Rounded, Colonel R. F.Turton, Edmund Russborough
Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert PikeRuggles-Brise, Major E.Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Pennefather, De FonblanqueRussell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)Wallace, Captain E.
Penny, Frederick GeorgeRussell, William (Bolton)Ward, Col. J. (Stoke-upon-Trent)
Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)Russell-Wells, Sir SydneyWarner, Sir T. Courtenay T.
Peto, Basil E.Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A.Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)
Phllipson, H. H.Sandon, LordWells, S. R.
Pielou, D. P.Sheffield, Sir BerkeleyWeston, Colonel John Wakefield
Pliditch, Sir PhilipShepperson, E. W.Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel AsshetonSimpson-Hinchcliffe, W. A.White, Lt.-Col. G. D. (Southport)
Preston, Sir W. R.Singleton, J. E.Willey, Arthur
Privett, F. J.Skelton, A. N.Wilson, Col. M. J. (Richmond)
Raeburn, Sir William H.Somerville, Daniel (Barrow-in-Furness)Windsor, Viscount
Ralne, W.Sparkes, H. W.Winterton, Earl
Rawson, Lieut.-Com. A. C.Spears, Brig.-Gen. E. L.Wise, Frederick
Rees, Sir BeddoeSteel, Major S. StrangWolmer, Viscount
Remer, J. R.Stockton, Sir Edwin ForsythWood, Rt. Hn. Edward F. L. (Ripon>
Remnant, Sir JamesStott, Lt.-Col. W. H.Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Reynolds, W. G. W.Strauss, Edward AnthonyWood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Rhodes, Lieut.-Col. J. P.Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend)Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir p. (Chertsey)Thomson, Luke (Sunderland)Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Herelord)Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Roberts, Rt. Hon. Sir S. (Ecclesall)Titchfield, Marquess ofYoung, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)
Robertson, J. D. (Islington, W.)Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Rogerson, Capt. J. E.Tubbs, S. W.TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Colonel Gibbs and Major Barnston.
NOES.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock)Henderson, T. (Glasgow)Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro')Herriotts, J.Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert HenryHill, A.Robinson, W. C. (York, Elland)
Attlee, C. R.Hirst, G. H.Rose, Frank H.
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery)Hodge, Rt. Hon. JohnRoyce, William Stapleton
Barnes, A.Hogge, James MylesSaklatvala, S.
Batey, JosephIrving, DanScrymgeour, E.
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith)Jenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath)Sexton, James
Berkeley, Captain ReginaldJohn, William (Rhondda, West)Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)
Bonwick, A.Johnston, Thomas (Stirling)Shaw, Thomas (Preston)
Bowdier, W. A.Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)Shinwell, Emanuel
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.Jones, R. T. (Carnarvon)Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Briant, FrankJonBs, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd)Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Broad, F. A.Jowett, F. W. (Bradford, East)Simpson, J. Hope
Bromfield, WilliamKelley, Major Fred (Rotherham)Sitch, Charles H.
Brotherton, J.Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M.Smith, H. B. Lees (Keighley)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute)Kenyon, BarnetSmith, T. (Pontefract)
Buchanan, G.Kirkwood, D.Snell, Harry
Burgess, S.Lambert, Rt. Hon. GeorgeSnowden, Philip
Burnle, Major J. (Bootle)Lansbury, GeorgeSpencer, H. H. (Bradford, S.)
Buxton, Charles (Accrington)Lawson, John JamesStephen, Campbell
Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North)Leach, W.Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Chapple, W. A.Lee, F.Sullivan, J.
Charleton, H. C.Linfield, F. C.Thomas, Rt. Hon. James H. (Derby)
Clarke, Sir E. C.Lowth, T.Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West>
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon)Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Collins, Pat (Walsall)M'Entee, V. L.Thornton, M.
Collison, LeviMcLaren, AndrewTout, W. J.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan)Trevelyan, C. P.
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale)March, S.Turner, Ben
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)Marshall, Sir Arthur H.Wallhead, Richard C.
Davison, J. E. (Smethwick)Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.)Warns, G. H.
Dudgeon, Major C. R.Maxton, JamesWatson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Duncan, C.Middleton, G.Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Dunnico, H.Millar, J. D.Webb, Sidney
Edmonds, G.Mond, Rt. Hon. sir Alfred MoritzWedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)Morel, E. D.Weir, L. M.
Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N.)Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)Westwood, J
Entwistle, Major C. F.Mosley, OswaldWhite, Charles F. (Derby. Western)
Falconer, J.Muir, John W.White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Foot, IsaacMurnin, H.Whiteley, W.
Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western)Wignall, James
Gray, Frank (Oxford)Newbold, J. T. W.Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)Nichol, RobertWilliams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Grundy, T. W.Oliver, George HaroldWilliams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton)Paling, W.Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Pattinson, R. (Grantham)Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)Phillipps, VivianWintringham, Margaret
Hancock, John GeorgePonsonby, ArthurWood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, c.)
Harbord, ArthurPringle, W. M. R.Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Hardle, George D.Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Harney, E. A.Riley, BenTELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart)Ritson, J.Mr. Lunn and Mr. Morgan Jones.
Hayday, ArthurRoberts, C. H. (Derby)

Bill read a Second time, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House for To-morrow.—[Colonel Gibbs.]