Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can tell us what the business will be next week, and whether he can let us know to-day what business the Government propose to take before the Adjournment for the Summer Recess?

Photo of Mr Philip Snowden Mr Philip Snowden , Colne Valley

The business for next week will be:

Monday, further stages of the Agricultural Marketing Bill and Isle of Man Customs Bill.

Tuesday, Housing (Rural Authorities) Bill, Committee; British Sugar Industry (Assistance) Bill, Second Reading.

Wednesday, Unemployment Insurance (No. 3) Bill, Committee; British Sugar Industry (Assistance) Bill, Committee.

Thursday, Supply (14th Allotted Day)—the Vote will be announced later; Housing (Rural Authorities) Bill, Report; British Sugar Industry (Assistance) Bill, Third Reading.

Friday, Housing (Rural Authorities) Bill, Third Reading; Improvement of Livestock (Licensing of Bulls) Bill, further stages.

On any day, should time permit, other Orders will be taken.

In reply to the right hon. Gentleman's question about the business for the remainder of this part of the Session, as the Prime Minister indicated last Thursday the Government hope that it will be possible to adjourn on Friday, 31st July, and that the following Measures can be passed into law by that date:

  • Finance Bill.
  • Agricultural Marketing Bill.
  • Housing (Rural Authorities) Bill.
  • Unemployment Insurance (No. 3) Bill.
  • Improvement of Livestock (Licensing of Bulls) Bill.
  • Agricultural Land (Utilisation) Bill.
  • British Sugar Industry [Assistance] Bill.
  • Small Landholders (Scotland) Bill.
  • Representation of the People Bill.

And the following routine or non-contentious Bills:

  • Appropriation.
  • Isle of Man Customs.
  • Public Works Loans.
  • Isle of Man Loans.
  • Road Traffic, 1930, Amendment.
  • Bethlem Hospital.
  • Probation of Offenders (Scotland).
The Government will ask the House to reassemble in October, but it will not be possible to announce the exact date of reassembly until next week.

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Housing Bill is available in the Vote Office?

Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

In order to carry that programme, is the suspension of the Eleven o'Clock Rule to become a perpetual Motion, and, if so, would the right hon. Gentleman communicate to the Committee on Procedure the number of times this Motion has been moved?

Photo of Mr Philip Snowden Mr Philip Snowden , Colne Valley

If the House is to rise on the date mentioned it may, on occasions, be necessary to sit rather late, but I do not think the House will mind that in anticipation of an earlier holiday.

Photo of Mr John McShane Mr John McShane , Walsall

May I ask whether the Government propose to take the Architects (Registration) Bill, because that is a highly contentious Measure, and will most certainly involve the House sitting all night?

Photo of Mr Philip Snowden Mr Philip Snowden , Colne Valley

After the Debate in Committee of Supply has been concluded, the Government propose to take the Report stage of the Unemployment Insurance Money Resolution and the Lords' Amendments to the Architects (Registration) Bill.

Photo of Mr John McShane Mr John McShane , Walsall

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there are 13 pages of Amendments to this Bill?

Photo of Mr Herbert Samuel Mr Herbert Samuel , Darwen

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that those Amendments are practically all agreed Amendments?

Photo of Mr Philip Snowden Mr Philip Snowden , Colne Valley

I understand the Amendments are practically all merely drafting Amendments. This Bill, which was originally a Private Member's Bill passed through all its stages in this House, and when it was put down in another place the Government starred it, and the Amendments are approved by the Government.

Photo of Sir Robert Chadwick Sir Robert Chadwick , Wallasey

Is it not the intention of the Government to deal with the Merchant Shipping (Safety Loadline Convention) Bill before we rise for the Summer Recess?

Photo of Mr Philip Snowden Mr Philip Snowden , Colne Valley

I understand it is necessary that this Bill should be passed as early as possible, and every effort will be made to pass it into law in the early part of the adjourned portion of the Session.

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Wolverhampton West

Are we to assume from the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement about business to the end of the Session that there is no prospect of the introduction either of a Factories Bill or a Bill to ratify the Washington Eight Hour Day Convention before the House rises?

Photo of Mr Philip Snowden Mr Philip Snowden , Colne Valley

I think the hon. Member may safely assume that neither of those Bills will be dealt with in this part of the Session.

Photo of Sir Philip Colfox Sir Philip Colfox , Dorset Western

Will anything be done for unemployment?

Motion made, and question put, That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 15, Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken before Eleven of the clock, and that the Proceedings on Government Business be exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of the Standing Order (Sittings of the House)."—[Mr. P. Snowden.]

The House divided: Ayes, 230; Noes, 102.

Division No. 385.]AYES.[3.48 p.m.
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock)Hicks, Ernest GeorgePotts, John S.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro')Hirst, G. H. (York W. R. Wentworth)Pybus, Percy John
Ammon, Charles GeorgeHirst, W. (Bradford, South)Quibell, D. J. K.
Arnott, JohnHoffman, P. C.Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Attlee, Clement RichardHopkin, DanielRathbone, Eleanor
Ayles, WalterHore-Bellsha, LeslieRaynes, W. R.
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston)Horrabin, J. F.Richards, R.
Baldwin, Oliver (Dudley)Hudson, James H. (Huddersfield)Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Beckett, John (Camberwell, Peckham)John, William (Rhondda, West)Ritson, J.
Benn, Rt. Hon. WedgwoodJones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne)Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs, Stretford)
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central)Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)Romeril, H. G.
Bennett, William (Battersea, South)Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W.Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Benson, G.Jowitt, Rt. Hon. Sir W. A. (Preston)Rothschild, J. de
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)Kelly, W. T.Rowson, Guy
Bondfield, Rt. Hon. MargaretKennedy, Rt. Hon. ThomasRussell, Richard John (Eddisbury)
Bowen, J. W.Kinley, J.Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Broad, Francis AlfredKnight, HolfordSanders, W. S.
Brockway, A. FennerLang, GordonSandham, E.
Brooke, W.Lansbury, Rt. Hon. GeorgeSawyer, G. F.
Brothers, M.Lathan, G. (Sheffield, Park)Scott, James
Brown, C. W. E. (Notts. Mansfield)Law, Albert (Bolton)Scurr, John
Brown, Ernest (Leith)Law, A. (Rosendale)Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Brawn, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West)Lawrie, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge)Shepherd, Arthur Lewis
Burgess, F. G.Lawson, John JamesSherwood, G. H.
Buxton, C. R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland)Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle)Shield, George William
Cameron, A. G.Leach, W.Shiels, Dr. Drummond
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S. W.)Lee, Frank (Derby, N. E.)Shillaker, J. F.
Chater, DanielLee, Jennie (Lanark, Northern)Shinwell, E.
Clarke, J. S.Lees, J.Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Cluse, W. S.Lewis, T. (Southampton)Sinclair, Sir A. (Caithness)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.Lindley, Fred W.Sinkinson, George
Cocks, Frederick SeymourLongbottom, A. W.Sitch, Charles H.
Compton, JosephLongden, F.Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Cripps, Sir StaffordLunn, WilliamSmith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Daggar, GeorgeMacdonald, Gordon (Ince)Smith, Lees-, Rt. Hon. H. B. (Keighlby)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd)MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)Smith, Rennie (Penistone)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)McElwee, A.Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Day, HarryMcEntee, V. L.Smith, W. R. (Norwich)
Denman, Hon. R D.McKinlay, A.Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Dudgeon, Major C. R.Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan)Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Dukes, C.Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Sorensen, R.
Duncan, CharlesMcShane, John JamesStamford, Thomas W.
Ede, James ChuterMalone, C. L'Estrange (N'thampton)Strauss, G. R.
Edmunds, J. E.Mander, Geoffrey le M.Sullivan, J.
Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)Manning, E. L.Sutton, J. E.
Edwards, E. (Morpeth)Mansfield, W.Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S. W.)
Egan, W. H.March, S.Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Evans, Major Herbert (Gateshead)Marcus, M.Thurtle, Ernest
Foot, IsaacMarley, J.Tillett, Ben
Freeman, PeterMarshall, FredTinker, John Joseph
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton)Matters, L. W.Toole, Joseph
George, Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd (Car'vn)Messer, FredTout, W. J.
Gibson, H. M. (Lancs, Mossley)Middleton, G.Viant, S. P.
Gill, T. H.Mills, J. E.Walker, J.
Glassey, A. E.Milner, Major J.Wallace, H. W.
Gossling, A. G.Montague, FrederickWalters, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Tudor
Gould, F.Morgan, Dr. H. B.Watkins, F. C.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.)Morley, RalphWedgwood. Rt. Hon. Josiah
Gray, MilnerMorris, Rhys HopkinsWellock, Wilfred
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne)Morrison, Rt. Hon. H. (Hackney, S.)Welsh, James (Paisley)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.)West, F. R.
Groves, Thomas E.Mort, D. L.Westwood, Joseph
Grundy, Thomas W.Muff, G.Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Muggeridge, H. T.Whiteley, William (Blaydon)
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)Murnin, HughWilkinson, Ellen C.
Hall, Capt. W. P. (Portsmouth, C.)Naylor, T. E.Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn)Newman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Williams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland)Noel Baker, P. J.Williams, T. (York, Don Valley)
Hardie, David (Rutherglen)Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Hardie, G. D. (Springburn)Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Harris, Percy A.Owen. H. F. (Hereford)Wilson R. J. (Jarrow)
Hayday, ArthurPalin, John HenryWise, E. F.
Hayes, John HenryParkinson, John Allen (Wigan)Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Henderson, Joseph (Ardwick)Perry, S. F.Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Henderson, Right Hon. A. (Burnley)Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow)Phillips, Dr. MarionTELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield)Picton-Turbervill, EdithMr. Paling and Mr. Charleton.
Herriotts, J.Pole, Major D. G.
NOES.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W.Betterton, Sir Henry B.Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W.
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley)Birchall, Major Sir John DearmanBoyce, Leslie
Bellairs, Commander CarlyonBourne, Captain Robert CroftBrass, Captain Sir William
Briscoe, Richard GeorgeHeneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Broadbent, Colonel J.Herbert, Sir Dennis (Hertford)Pownall, Sir Assheton
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Hills, Major Rt. Hon. Josshn WallerRemer, John R.
Cadogan, Major Hon. EdwardHoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.Rentoul, Sir Gervals S.
Cazalet, Captain Victor A.Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K.Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Chadwick, Capt. Sir Robert BurtonHudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.)Hurd, Percy A.Sandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Churchill, Rt. Hon. Winston SpencerHurst, Sir Gerald B.Smith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Cobb, Sir CyrilHutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Colfox, Major William PhilipIveagh, Countess ofSouthby, Commander A. R. J.
Courtauld, Major J. S.Kindersley, Major G. M.Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C.Knox, Sir AlfredStanley, Lord (Fylde)
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.Lamb, Sir J. Q.Stanley, Hon. O. (Westmorland)
Crookshank, Capt. H. C.Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton)Steel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Cunliffe- Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir PhilipLane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.Sueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Dairymple-White, Lt.-Col. Sir GodfreyLaw, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak)Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil)Leighton, Major B. E. P.Thomson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Lewis, Oswald (Colchester)Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Eden, Captain AnthonyLlewellin, Major J. J.Todd, Capt. A. J.
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s.-M.)Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. GodfreyTryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Ferguson, Sir JohnLong, Major Hon. EricVaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Fermoy, LordMaitland, A. (Kent, Faversham)Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Fielden, E. B.Makins, Brigadier-General E.Ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Frece, Sir Walter deMargesson, Captain H. D.Warrender, Sir Victor
Ganzonl, Sir JohnMilne, Wardlaw-, J. s.Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. JohnMonsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.Nall-Cain, A. R. N.Womersley, W. J.
Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrsf'ld)Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Hammersley, S. S.Oman, Sir Charles William C.
Hannon, Patrick Joseph HenryPeaks, Captain OsbertTELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Hartington, Marquess ofPenny, Sir GeorgeMajor Sir George Hennessy and
Sir Frederick Thomson.