Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons at on 25 June 1931.

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Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Will the Prime Minister tell us what business it is proposed to take next week; and may I also ask whether, for the general convenience of Members, he can make any statement as to the probable date of the commencement of the summer recess, and what business he proposes to ask the House to consider before that date?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

Regarding the second part of the question, if the right hon. Gentleman will be good enough to repeat it next week, I shall then be in a position to make a statement. There are certain things that are uncertain——[Interruption.]—that is the flexibility of our English language—and until I have finished negotiations which are in hand just now I am not quite sure what drafts I may have to make upon the time of the House; but next week I hope to make a statement.

The Business for next week will be:

Monday: Supply [12th Allotted Day]. The Vote for the Treasury and subordinate Departments, which includes pro- vision of the Committee of Imperial Defence, will be put down in order to admit of a general discussion on the Defence Services of the Empire. The Committee stage of the Unemployment Insurance (No. 4) Bill will also be taken.

Tuesday: Finance Bill, Report [1st Allotted Day]. Unemployment Insurance (No. 4) Bill, Third Reading.

Wednesday: Finance Bill, Report [2nd Allotted Day].

Thursday: Finance Bill, Report [3rd Allotted Day].

Friday: Finance Bill, Third Reading.

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

In regard to the discussion on the Imperial Defence Services, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether that is all we are to know of the lines on which the Debate is to be conducted?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

I do not quite understand the point of my hon. and gallant Friend's question. I understand it is the desire of the Opposition to have a general Debate upon defence questions, and the Vote will be put down to enable that to be done.

Photo of Mr David Kirkwood Mr David Kirkwood , Dumbarton District of Burghs

May I ask the Prime Minister when the Unemployment (Anomalies) Bill is to come before the House?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

In the following week. The Anomalies Bill will follow immediately after the Money Bill. The Money Bill has to be got through by a date, and that is why there is a little bit of a rush. The Anomalies Bill will follow immediately afterwards.

Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Leyton East

There is a Motion on the Paper referring to the release of the prisoners of Meerut. Is the Prime Minister able to give the House time for a discussion of that Motion?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

No, we have too many important Debates.

Motion made, and Question put, That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken this day before Eleven of the Clock, and that the Proceedings on the Mauritius Loan (Guarantee) Bill be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. T. Kennedy.]

The House divided: Ayes, 235; Noes, 92.

Division No. 354.]AYES.[3.54 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West)Hopkin, DanielPethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. ChristopherHudson, James H. (Huddersfield)Pole, Major D. G.
Altchison, Rt. Hon. Craigle M.Hutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.Potts, John S.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro')Isaacs, GeorgePrice, M. P.
Alpass, J. H.John, William (Rhondda, West)Qulbell, D. J. K.
Angell, Sir NormanJohnston, Rt. Hon. ThomasRamsay, T. B. Wilson
Arnott, JohnJones, Llewellyn-, F.Raynes, W. R.
Attlee, Clement RichardJones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)Richards, R.
Ayles, WalterJones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne)Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Barr, JamesJones, Morgan (Caerpbilly)Riley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Batey, JosephJowett, Rt. Hon. F. W.Ritson, J.
Beckett, John (Camberwell, Peckham)Jowitt, Rt. Hon. Sir W. A. (Preston)Roberts, Rt. Hon. F. O. (W. Bromwich)
Benn, Rt. Hon. WedgwoodKelly, W. T.Romerll, H. G.
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central)Kennedy, Rt. Hon. ThomasRosbotham, D. S. T.
Bennett, William (Battersea, South)Kenworthy. Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph M.Rothschild, J. de
Benson, G.Kinley, J.Rowson, Guy
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)Kirkwood, D.Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Bondfield, Rt. Hon. MargaretKnight, HolfordSalter, Dr. Alfred
Bowen, J. W.Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton)Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Broad, Francis AlfredLang, GordonSamuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Brockway, A. FennerLansbury, Rt. Hon. GeorgeSanders, W. S.
Brooke, W.Lathan, G. (Sheffield, Park)Sandham, E.
Brothers, M.Law, Albert (Bolton)Sawyer, G. F.
Brown, Ernest (Leith)Law, A. (Rosendale)Scott, James
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire)Lawrence, SusanScurr, John
Buchanan, G.Lawson, John JamesSexton, Sir James
Burgess, F. G.Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle)Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Cape, ThomasLeach, W.Sherwood, G. H.
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S W.)Lee, Frank (Derby, N. E.)Shield, George William
Chater, DanielLee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern)Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Church, Major A. G.Lees, J.Shillaker, J. F.
Cluse, W. S.Lloyd, C. EllisShinwell, E.
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.Logan, David GilbertSimmons, C. J.
Cocks, Frederick SeymourLongbottom, A. W.Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Cripps, Sir StaffordLongden, F.Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Daggar, GeorgeLovat- Fraser, J. A.Sinkinson, George
Dallas, GeorgeLunn, WilliamSitch, Charles H.
Dalton, HughMacdonald, Gordon (Ince)Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd)MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)Smith, Lees-, Rt. Hon. H. B. (Keighley)
Day, HarryMcElwee, A.Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Denman, Hon. R. D.McEntee, V. L.Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Duncan, CharlesMcGovern, J. (Glasgow, Shettleston)Sorensen, R.
Ede, James ChuterMcKinlay, A.Stamford, Thomas W.
Edge, Sir WilliamMacLaren, AndrewStrauss, G. R.
Edmunds, J. E.Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan)Sullivan, J.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwelity)MacNeill-Weir, L.Sutton, J. E.
Edwards, E. (Morpeth)McShane, John JamesTaylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S. W.)
Egan, W. H.Malone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton)Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Evans, capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer.)Mander, Geoffrey le M.Thurtle, Ernest
Freeman, PeterManning, E. L.Tillett, Ben
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton)Mansfield, W.Tinker, John Joseph
Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.)March, S.Toole, Joseph
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesea)Marcus, M.Tout, W. J.
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs, Mossley)Markham, S. F.Townend, A. E.
Gill, T. H.Marley, J.Turner, Sir Ben
Glassey, A. E.Marshall, FredVaughan, David
Gossling, A. G.Mathers, GeorgeViant, S. P.
Gould, F.Matters, L. W.Walkden, A. G.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.)Millar, J. D.Walker, J.
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne)Mills, J. E.Watkins, F. C.
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)Milner, Major J.Wellock, Wilfred
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)Morgan, Dr. H. B.Welsh, James (Paisley)
Grundy, Thomas W.Morley, RalphWelsh, James C. (Coatbridge)
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)Morris, Rhys HopkinsWest, F. R.
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland)Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)Westwood, Joseph
Hardie, David (Rutherglen)Mort, D. L.Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Hardie, G. D. (Springburn)Muff, G.Whiteley, William (Blaydon)
Harris, Percy A.Muggerldge, H. T.Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Hastings, Dr. SomervilleMurnin, HughWilliams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Haycock, A. W.Nathan, Major H. L.Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Hayday, ArthurNoel Baker, P. J.Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Hayes, John HenryNoel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley)Oldfield, J. R.Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow)Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Henderson, W. W. (Mlddx., Enfield)Palin, John HenryWood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Herrlotts, J.Palmer, E. T.Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Hirst, G. H. (York, W. R., Wentworth)Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)
Hollins, A.Peters, Dr. Sidney JohnTELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Mr. Charleton and Mr. Paling.
NOSE
Alnsworth, Lieut.-Col. CharlesFermoy, LordPeto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W.Ford, Sir P. J.Pownall, Sir Assheton
Astor, ViscountessGault, Lieut.-Col. A. HamiltonRamsbotham, H.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley)Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir JohnRemer, John R.
Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H.Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.)Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Bellairs, Commander CarlyonGrattan-Doyle, Sir N.Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Betterton, Sir Henry B.Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. JohnSandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Bevan, S. J. (Holborn)Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.Savery, S. S.
Bourne, Captain Robert CroftHalf, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Skelton, A. N.
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W.Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)Smith, R. W. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Boyce, LeslieHartington, Marquess ofSomerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Bracken, B.Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Broadbent, Colonel J.Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley)Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Buchan, JohnHeneage, Lieut-Colonel Arthur P.Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K.Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Cadogan, Major Hon. EdwardHudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Campbell, E. T.Hurd, Percy A.Thompson, Luke
Cautley, Sir Henry S.Knox Sir AlfredTitchfield, Major the Marquess of
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)Latham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby)Train, J.
Christie, J. A.Lewis, Oswald (Colchester)Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C.Llewellin, Major J. J.Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Crookshank, Cpt. H. (Lindsey, Galnsbro)McConnell, Sir JosephWallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir PhilipMacquisten, F. A.Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Dalkeith, Earl ofMargesson, Captain H. D.Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Dalrymple-White, Lt.-Col. Sir GodfreyMitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Davidson, Rt. Hon. J. (Hertford)Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)Muirhead, A. J.Womersley, W. J.
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F.Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Dugdale, Capt. T. L.Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld)
Elliot, Major Walter E.Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. WilliamTELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.)Peake, Captain OsbertMajor Sir George Hennessy and
Falle, Sir Bertram G.Penny, Sir GeorgeSir Frederick Thomson.

Bill read the Third time, and passed.