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Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 10th March 1931.

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Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I have two questions to put to the Prime Minister. First, has there been any change in the business announced for Thursday; and, secondly, does the right hon. Gentleman propose, if the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule be carried to-day, to do any business other than the first Order on the Paper?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

Representations have been made to me that it is desirable to change the business for Thursday, and the Government are perfectly prepared to do so. Therefore, with the assent of both sections of the Opposition, an opportunity will be afforded on Thursday for a Debate on Indian affairs, when the Vote on Account on Civil Estimates, 1931, will be taken in Committee of Supply. For the convenience of Members I may add that we propose to move Mr. Speaker out of the Chair on the Air Estimates and to take the necessary Votes in Committee on Tuesday, the 17th. That was originally the business for Thursday; it should be transferred to Tuesday, which originally had been assigned to the Vote on Account. With reference to the second question, following the practice of recent years, the object of the Motion for the Suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule is to ensure that the Army Votes that have been put clown are taken to-night. It is the usual thing.

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

The right hon. Gentleman has left me in some doubt. What is the other section of the Opposition?

HON. MEMBERS:

Churchill!

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

I hope the right hon. Gentleman has not misunderstood me. I did not mean his colleague who is going to sit alongside him later.

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, 242; Noes, 128.

Division No. 187.]AYES.[3.48 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West)Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro')Arnott, John
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock)Alpass, J. H.Attlee, Clement Richard
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. ChristopherAmmon, Charles GeorgeAyles, Walter
Baker, John (Wolvarhampton, Bilston)Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth)Palmer, E. T.
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley)Hirst, W. (Bradford, South)Perry, S. F.
Barnes, Alfred JohnHoffman, P. C.Peters, Dr. Sidney John
Barr, JamesHopkin, DanielPethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Batey, JosephHore-Belisha, LesliePhillips, Dr. Marion
Benn, Rt. Hon. WedgwoodHudson, James H. (Huddersfield)Picton-Turbervill, Edith
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central)Hunter, Dr. JosephPole, Major D. G.
Bennett, William (Batteries, South)Isaacs, GeorgePotts, John S.
Benson, G.Jenkins, Sir WilliamPrice, M. P.
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)John, William (Rhondda, West)Pybus, Percy John
Bondfield, Rt. Hon. MargaretJones, F. Llewellyn- (Flint)Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Bowen, J. W.Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)Rathbone, Eleanor
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.Jones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)Raynes, W. R.
Broad, Francis AlfredJones, Rt. Hon. Lelf (Camborne)Richards, R.
Brockway, A. FennerJones, Morgan (Caerphilly)Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Bromfield, WilliamJowett, Rt. Hon. F. W.Rlley, Ben (Dewsbury)
Brothers, M.Kelly, W. T.Romerll, H. G.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire)Kennedy, Rt. Hon. ThomasRosbotham, D. S. T.
Buchanan, G.Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M.Rothschild, J. de
Burgess, F. G.Kinley, J.Rowson, Guy
Buxton, C R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland)Knight, HolfordSalter, Dr. Alfred
Cape, ThomasLansbury, Rt. Hon. GeorgeSamuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.)Lathan, G.Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Charleton, H. C.Law, Albert (Bolton)Sanders, W. S.
Chater, DanielLaw, A. (Rossendale)Sandham, E.
Church, Major A. G.Lawrence, SusanSawyer, G. F.
Clarke, J. S.Lawson, John JamesScrymgeour, E.
Cluse, W. S.Leach, W.Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.Lee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern)Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Compton, JosephLees, J.Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Cove, William G.Lewis, T. (Southampton)Sherwood, G. H.
Daggar, GeorgeLindley, Fred W.Shield, George William
Dallas, GeorgeLloyd, C. EllisShillaker, J. F.
Dalton, HughLongbottom, A. W.Shinwell, E.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)Longden, F.Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Day, HarryLovat-Fraser, J. A.Simmons, C. J.
Denman, Hon. R. D.Lowth, ThomasSinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Dudgeon, Major C. R.Lunn, WilliamSmith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Dukes, C.Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Duncan, CharlesMacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)Smith, H. B. Lees- (Keighley)
Ede, James ChuterMacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)McElwee, A.Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Edwards, E. (Morpeth)McEntee, V. L.Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
England, Colonel A.McKinlay, A.Snell, Harry
Foot, IsaacMacLaren, AndrewSnowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Freeman, PeterMacpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Sorensen, R.
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton)McShane, John JamesStamford, Thomas W.
Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.)Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton)Stephen, Campbell
George, Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd (Car'vn)Mander, Geoffrey le M.Stewart, J. (St. Rollox)
Gibson, H. M. (Lanes, Mossley)Manning, E. L.Strauss, G. R.
Gill, T. H.March, S.Sullivan, J.
Gillett, George M.Marley, J.Sutton, J. E.
Glassey, A. E.Marshall, FredThomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Gossling, A. G.Mathers, GeorgeTinker, John Joseph
Gould, F.Matters, L. W.Townend, A. E.
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)Maxton, JamesViant, S. P.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Win. (Edin., Cont.)Melville, Sir JamesWalkden, A. G.
Gray, MilnerMesser, FredWalker, J.
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne)Middleton, G.Wallace, H. W.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)Millar, J. D.Watkins, F. C.
Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro' W.)Mills, J. E.Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)Milner, Major J.Wellock, Wilfred
Groves, Thomas E.Montague, FrederickWelsh, James (Paisley)
Grundy, Thomas W.Morley, RalphWelsh, James C. (Coatbridge)
Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)West, F. R.
Hall. G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.)Westwood, Joseph
Hall, J. H (Whitechapel)Muff, G.White. H. G.
Hall, Capt. W. G. (Portsmouth, C.)Muggeridge, H. T.Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn)Murnin, HughWilliams, David (Swansea, East)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland)Nathan, Major H. L.Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Hardle, George D.Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Harris, Percy A.Noel Baker, P. J.Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Hastings, Dr. SomervilleNoel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Hayes, John HenryOliver, George Harold (Ilkeston)Winterton, G. E.(Leicester, Loughb'gh)
Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley)Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.)Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon)
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow)Owen, H. F. (Hereford)TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield)Palin, John Henry.Mr. Allen Parkinson and Mr. Thurtle.
Herriotts, J.Paling, Wilfrid
NOES.
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. CharlesAshley. Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid, W.Atkinson, C.
Albery, Irving JamesAstor, ViscountessBaldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley)
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l., W.)Atholl, Duchess ofBa[...]niel, Lord
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H.Forestler-Walker, Sir L.Preston, Sir Walter Rueben.
Beaumont, M. W.Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.Reid, David D. (County Dawn)
Bellairs, Commander CarlyonGanzoni, Sir JohnRemer, John R.
Berry, Sir GeorgeGault, Lieut.-Col. A. HamiltonRoberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)
Betterton, Sir Henry B.Glyn, Major R. G. C.Rodd, Rt. Hon. sir James Rennell
Bird, Ernest RoyGraham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.)Ross, Ronald D.
Bourne, Captain Robert CroftGreene, W. p. CrawfordRuggles-Brise, Lieut.-Colonel E. A.
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W.Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. JohnRussell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Brass, Captain Sir WilliamGuinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.Salmon, Major I.
Briscoe, Richard GeorgeGunston, Captain D. W.Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham)Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Brown, Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks, Newb'y)Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Savery, S. S.
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)Shepperson, Sir Ernest Whittome
Bullock, Captain MalcolmHannon, Patrick Joseph HenrySimms, Major-General J.
Butler, R. A.Hartington, Marquess ofSmith, R.W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Cadogan, Major Hon. EdwardHenderson, Capt. R.R.(Oxf'd, Henley)Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Campbell, E. T.Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.Smithers, Waldron
Carver, Major W. H.Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Cattle Stewart, Earl ofHard, Percy A.Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)Hurst, Sir Gerald B.Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Cayzer, Maj.Sir Herbt. R.(Prtsmth,S.)Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Cazalet, Captain Victor A.Knox, Sir AlfredSueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Cockerill, Brig, General sir GeorgeLamb, Sir J. Q.Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Colville, Major D. J.Lewis, Oswald (Colchester)Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Courtauld, Major J. S.Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. GodfreyTitchfield, Major the Marquess of
Cranborne, ViscountMacquisten, F. A.Train, J.
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C.Maltland, A. (Kent, Faversham)Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Crookshank, Capt. H. C.Makins, Brigadier-General E.Turton, Robert Hugh
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West)Mitchell, Sir W, Lane (Streatham)Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir PhilipMitchell-Thomson, Rt. Hon. Sir W.Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Dairymple White, Lt.-Col. Sir GodfreyMonsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.Warrender, sir Victor
Davies. Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil)Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)Wayland, Sir William A.
Davison, sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Mu[...]rhead, A. J.Wells, Sydney R.
Dawson, Sir PhilipNicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G.(Ptrsf'ld)Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Dugdale, Capt. T. L.Nield, Rt. Hon. Sir HerbertWindsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Eden, Captain AnthonyO'Neill, Sir H.Womersley, W. J.
Elliot, Major Walter E.Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. WilliamYoung, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Erskine, Lord (Somerset,Weston.s.-M.)Penny, Sir George
Everard, W. LindsayPercy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Falle, Sir Bertram G.Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstapi[...])Major Sir George Hennessy and Sir Frederick Thomson.
Ferguson, Sir JohnPownall, Sir Assheton

Resolution agreed to.