Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 7th December 1922.

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Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Aberavon

Can the Prime Minister say what is the business for next week? Will he also say how far he proposes to go with the Orders to-day?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I hope to get the business which I have already stated to the House for to-day and to-morrow carried in the two days. I do not think it is possible to carry everything that appears on the Paper for to-night. The business for next week will be:

Monday: Importation of Animals Bill, Committee, and, if there should be anything left over from Friday, I hope we shall be able to take it.

Tuesday: Importation of Animals Bill, Report and Third Reading; Supplementary Estimates, Reports of the 7th and 8th December, if not taken on Friday.

Wednesday and Thursday: Consolidated Fund Bill, Second and Third Readings.

Friday: Lords Amendments to Bills, and Prorogation.

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

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether if the first two Orders take until midnight it is proposed to take Supplementary Estimates to-night?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

The Government are meeting the general convenience of the House in finishing our business on Friday in next week. That cannot be done unless there is good will in the House. I hope we shall have it.

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

Is it not essential that Estimates should be taken at a reasonably early hour, and could not some of the other Orders be taken later, if necessary, so that the Estimates could come on at a reasonable time?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I can assure the hon. Member that it is the desire of the Government, that everything should be taken at a reasonable time, but we have made what seems to me the best arrangements possible if we are to finish next week.

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Aberavon

Can the Prime Minister give the House any idea now as to when he proposes to ask us to come back for the next Session?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

I would rather that the hon. Gentleman would ask me that question some day next week.

Photo of Mr William Pringle Mr William Pringle , Penistone

Can the right hon. Gentleman arrange that, as far as possible, the Supplementary Estimates which are taken late to-night should be those of lesser importance, so as to enable us to deal with the more important Estimates to-morrow?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

As a rule it is the practice—and I am sure that it will be done in this case—to take them in the order in which they are announced.

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

On a point of Order. May I ask a question as to questions affecting Scotland? On no day, so far as I can gather, during this Session have Scottish questions been reached. Would it not be possible that on at least one day in the week Scottish questions should appear earlier on the Paper so that they can be reached?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

My hon. Friend has already drawn my attention to the fact that Scottish questions were

not being reached at all, and he has arranged to take them third on Tuesdays.

Captain BENN:

Are not Scottish Members under the double disadvantage that they have no Scottish Minister to interrogate, and no day on which to interrogate them?

Photo of Mr Bonar Law Mr Bonar Law , Glasgow Central

If the hon. and gallant Member wishes to press the matter further, there is also the disadvantage that we have a Government in which there are not enough Scotchmen.

Ordered, That the Proceedings on the Importation of Animals Bill and the Trade Facilities and Loans Guarantee Bill have precedence this day of the Business of Supply."—[The Prime Minister.]

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, 256: Noes, 146.

Division No. 22.]AYES.[3.53 p.m.
Agg-Gardner, Sir James TynteCassels, J. D.Fawkes, Major F. H.
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East)Cautley, Henry StrotherFermor-Hesketh, Major T.
Allen, Lieut.-Col. Sir William JamesCayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston)Ford, Patrick Johnston
Apsley, LordChamberlain, Rt. Hn. J. A. (Birm. W.)Foreman, Sir Henry
Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick W.Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)Forestier-Walker, L.
Astor, J. J. (Kent, Dover)Chapman, Sir S.Foxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John LawrenceChurchman, Sir ArthurFraser, Major Sir Keith
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyClarry, Reginald GeorgeFremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.
Balfour, George (Hampstead)Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H. SpenderGanzoni, Sir John
Barlow, Rt. Hon. Sir MontagueClayton, G. C.Gardiner, James
Barnett, Major Richard W.Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K.Gates, Percy
Becker, HarryColfox, Major Wm. PhillipsGeorge, Major G. L. (Pembroke)
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.Colvin, Brig.-General Richard BealeGilbert, James Daniel
Benn, Sir A. S. (Plymouth, Drake)Conway, Sir W. MartinGoff, Sir R. Park
Bennett, A. J. (Mansfield)Cotts, Sir William Dingwall MitchellGould, James C.
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish-Courthope, Lieut.-Col. George L.Gray, Harold (Cambridge)
Berry, Sir GeorgeCraig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South)Greaves-Lord, Walter
Betterton, Henry B.Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir HenryGreene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, N.)
Birchall, Major J. DearmanCrooke, J. S. (Deritend)Greenwood, William (Stockport)
Bird, Sir R. B. (Wolverhampton, W.)Curzon, Captain ViscountGretton, Colonel John
Blades, Sir George RowlandDalziel, Sir D. (Lambeth, Brixton)Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E.
Blundell, F. N.Davidson, J.C. C. (Hemel Hempstead)Gwynne, Rupert S.
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W.Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln)Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A.Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Hall, Rr-Admi Sir W.(Liv'p'I, W.D'by)
Brass, Captain W.Dixon, C. H. (Rutland)Halstead, Major D.
Brassey, Sir LeonardDoyle, N. GrattanHamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham)
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William CliveDu Pre, Colonel William BaringHannon, Patrick Joseph Henry
Briggs, HaroldEdge, Captain Sir WilliamHarmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Brittain, Sir HarryEdmondson, Major A. J.Harrison, F. C.
Brown, Brig. Gen. Clifton (Newbury)Ednam, ViscountHawke, John Anthony
Brown, J. W. (Middlesbrough, E.)Elliot, Capt. Walter E (Lanark)Hay, Major T. W. (Norfolk, South)
Bruford, R.Ellis, R. G.Henderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh)
Bruton, Sir JamesElveden, ViscountHenn, Sir Sydney H.
Buckingham, Sir H.England, Lieut.-Colonel A.Hennessy, Major J. R. G.
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A.Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)Herbert, S. (Scarborough)
Burn, Col. C. R. (Devon, Torquay)Erskine-Bolst, Captain C.Hewett, Sir J. P.
Burney, Com. (Middx., Uxbridge)Evans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.)Hiley, Sir Ernest
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North)Evans, Ernest (Cardigan)Hinds, John
Butt, Sir AlfredEyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M.Hoare, Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. J. G.
Button, H. S.Falcon, Captain MichaelHogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone)
Campion, Lieut.-Colonel W. R.Falle, Major Sir Bertram GodfrayHolbrook, Sir Arthur Richard
Hood, Sir JosephMorrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton)Shepperson, E. W.
Hopkins, John W. W.Murchison, C. K.Skelton, A. N.
Houston, Sir Robert PattersonNewman, Colonel J. R. P. (Finchley)Somerville, Daniel (Barrow-in-Furness)
Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.)Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Sparkes, H. W.
Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K.Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)Spears, Brig-Gen. E. L.
Hudson, Capt. A.Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster)Stanley, Lord
Hughes, CollingwoodNicholson, William G. (Petersfield)Steel, Major S. Strang
Hurd, Percy A.Nield, Sir HerbertStewart, Gershom (Wirral)
Hurst, Lt.-Col. Gerald BerkeleyNorton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col. Sir JohnStott, Lt.-Col. W. H.
Hutchison, G. A. C. (Peebles, N.)Oman, Sir Charles William C.Strauss, Edward Anthony
Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove)Ormsby-Gore, Hon. WilliamStuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Jackson, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. F. S.Paget, T. G.Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. CuthbertParker, Owen (Kettering)Sugden, Sir Wilfrid H.
Jarrett, G. W. S.Parry, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas HenrySutherland, Rt. Hon. Sir William
Jephcott, A. R.Pease, Rt. Hon. Herbert PikeSykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Johnson, Sir L. (Walthamstow, E.)Pennefather, De FonblanqueTerrell, Captain R. (Oxford, Henley)
Joynson-Hicks, Sir WilliamPenny, Frederick GeorgeThomson, Luke (Sunderland)
Kennedy, Captain M. S. NigelPeto, Basil E.Thomson, F. C. (Aberdeen, South)
King, Capt. Henry DouglasPielou, D. P.Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Kinloch-Cooke, Sir ClementPilditch, Sir PhilipTubbs, S. W.
Lamb, J. Q.Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel AsshetonTurton, Edmund Russborough
Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.)Pretyman, Rt. Hon. Ernest G.Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Leigh, Sir John (Clapham)Privett, F. J.Wallace, Captain E.
Lloyd-Greame, Rt. Hon. Sir PhilipRaeburn, Sir William H.Waring, Major Walter
Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th)Raine, W,Watson, Capt. J. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Lorimer, H. D.Rawson, Lieut.-Com. A. C.Watts, Dr. T. (Man., Withington)
Lowe, Sir Francis WilliamRees, Sir BeddoeWells, S. R.
Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon)Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)Weston, Colonel John Wakefield
Lumley, L. R.Rentoul, G. S.Wheler, Col. Granville C. H.
M'Connell, Thomas E.Reynolds, W. G. W.White, Lt.-Col. G. D. (Southport)
McCurdy, Rt. Hon. Charles A.Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend)Whitla, Sir William
Macnaghten, Hon. Sir MalcolmRichardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P. (Chrtsy)Windsor, Viscount
McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury)Roberts, Rt. Hon. Sir S. (Ecclesall)Winterton, Earl
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Robertson, J. D. (Islington, W.)Wise, Frederick
Makins, Brigadier-General E.Roundell, Colonel R. F.Wolmer, Viscount
Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.)Ruggles-Brise, Major E.Wood, Major Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)
Martin, A. E. (Essex, Romford)Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Mason, Lieut.-Col. C. K.Russell, William (Bolton)Worthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Milne, J. S. WardlawRussell-Wells, Sir SydneyYate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden)Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A.Young, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)
Molson, Major John ElsdaleSanderson, Sir Frank B.
Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J.Shakespeare, G. H.TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Morden, Col. W. GrantSheffield, Sir BerkeleyColonel Gibbs and Major Barnston.
Morrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock)Falconer, J.Lee, F.
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro')Foot, IsaacLinfield, F. C.
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert HenryGraham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)Lowth, T.
Attlee, C. R.Gray, Frank (Oxford)MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon)
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery)Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne)M'Entee, V. L.
Barnes, A,Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)McLaren, Andrew
Batey, JosephGroves, T.Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith)Grundy, T. W.March, S.
Berkeley, Captain ReginaldHall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton)Marshall, Sir Arthur H.
Bonwick, A.Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.)
Bowdler, W. A.Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)Mathew, C. J.
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.Hancock, John GeorgeMaxton, James
Broad, F. A.Harbord, ArthurMiddleton, G.
Brotherton, J.Harris, Percy A.Millar, J. D.
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute)Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart)Morel, E. D.
Buchanan, G.Hayday, ArthurMorrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)
Buckie, J.Herriotts, J.Mosley, Oswald
Burgess, S.Hill, A.Muir, John W.
Burnie, Major J. (Bootle)Hillary, A. E.Murnin, H.
Buxton, Charles (Accrington)Hirst, G. H.Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western)
Buxton, Noel (Norfolk, North)Hodge, Rt. Hon. JohnNichol, Robert
Cairns, JohnHodge, Lieut.-Col. J. P. (Preston)O'Connor, Thomas P.
Chapple, W. A.Hogge, James MylesOliver, George Harold
Charleton, H. C.John, William (Rhondda, West)Phillipps, Vivian
Clarke, Sir E. C.Johnston, Thomas (Stirling)Ponsonby, Arthur
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)Pringle, W. M. R.
Collins, Pat (Walsall)Jones, R. T. (Carnarvon)Richards, R.
Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd)Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Darbishire, C. W.Jowett, F. w. (Bradford, East)Riley, Ben
Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale)Kelley, Major Fred (Rotherham)Ritson, J.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M.Roberts, C. H. (Derby)
Davison, J. E. (Smethwick)Kenyon, BarnetRoberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich)
Duncan, C.Kirkwood, D.Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell)
Dunnico, H.Lambert, Rt. Hon, GeorgeRose, Frank H.
Edmonds, G.Lansbury, GeorgeSalter, Dr. A.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)Lawson, John JamesScrymgeour, E.
Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N.)Leach, W.Sexton, James
Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)Sullivan, J.Westwood, J.
Shaw, Thomas (Preston)Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)Wheatley, J.
Shinwell, EmanuelThorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)White, Charles F. (Derby, Western)
Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)White, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir JohnThornton, M.Whiteley, W.
Simpson, J. HopeTout, W. J.Wignall, James
Sitch, Charles H.Trevelyan, C. P.Williams, David (Swansea, E.)
Smith, T. (Pontefract)Warne, G. H.Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Snell, HarryWatson, W. M. (Dunfermline)Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Snowden, PhilipWatts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Spencer, George A, (Broxtowe)Webb, Sidney
Stephen, CampbellWedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)Weir, L. M.Mr. Lunn and Mr. Morgan Jones.