Clause 3. — (Increase of Customs duty on hydrocarbon oils.)

Orders of the Day — FINANCE (No. 2) BILL. – in the House of Commons on 30th September 1931.

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Photo of Mr John Arnott Mr John Arnott , Kingston upon Hull South West

I beg to move, in page 3, line 37, after the word "oils," to insert the words "other than turpentine."

Every Member of this House has voted for this Amendment at one time or another. The Chancellor of the Exchequer himself moved a similar Amendment in the clays gone by, and when the duty was only 2d. Hon. Members opposite supported a similar Amendment in the earlier part of this year. Therefore, every hon. Member in the House will support this Amendment, at least that is what one would expect. The duty on white spirit at the present moment is 100 per cent. and the duty

on turpentine has been quadrupled since the Chancellor of the Exchequer first opposed it. Every argument that had been urged before against this duty can be urged with even greater force tonight.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL:

I am entirely opposed to—

It being Six of the Clock, the CHAIRMAN proceeded, pursuant to the order of the House of the 22nd September, to put forthwith the Question on the Amendment already proposed from the Chair.

Question put, "That those words be there inserted."

The Committee divided: Ayes, 216; Noes, 278.

Division No. 505.]AYES.[6.0 p.m.
Adamson, Rt. Hon. W. (Fife, West)Ammon, Charles GeorgeBaker, John (Wolverhampton, Bliston)
Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock)Arnott, JohnBaldwin, Oliver (Dudley)
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro')Attlee, Clement RichardBarnes, Alfred John
Alpass, J. H.Ayles, WalterBarr, James
Batey, JosephHirst, W. (Bradford, South)Richards, R.
Bennett, William (Battersea, South)Hoffman, p. C.Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Benson, G.Hollins, A.Riley, Ben (Dewsbury)
Bowen, J. W.Hopkin, DanielRiley, F. F. (Stockton-on-Tees)
Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.Horrabin, J. F.Ritson, J.
Broad, Francis AlfredJenkins, Sir WilliamRomeril, H. G.
Brockway, A. FennerJohn, William (Rhondda, West)Rowson, Guy
Bromfield, WilliamJones, J. J. (West Ham, Silvertown)Salter, Dr. Alfred
Bromley, J.Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)Samuel, H. Walter (Swansea, West)
Brooke, W.Jowett, Rt. Hon. F. W.Sawyer, G. F.
Brothers, M.Kelly, W. T.Scrymgeour, E.
Brown, Rt. Hon. J. (South Ayrshire)Kennedy, Rt. Hon. ThomasSexton, Sir James
Brown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West)Kenworthy, Lt.-Com. Hon. Joseph MShepherd, Arthur Lewis
Buchanan, G.Kirkwood, D.Shield, George William
Burgess, F. G.Lansbury, Rt. Hon, GeorgeShiels, Dr. Drummond
Buxton, C. R. (Yorks. W. R. Elland)Lathan, G. (Sheffield, Park)Shillaker, J. F.
Cameron, A. G.Law, Albert (Bolton)Shinwell, E.
Cape, ThomasLaw, A. (Rossendale)Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.)Lawrence, SusanSimmons, C. J.
Chater, DanielLawrie, Hugh Hartley (Stalybridge)Sinkinson, George
Clarke, J. S.Lawson, John JamesSitch, Charles H.
Cluse, W. S.Lawther, W. (Barnard Castle)Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.Leach, W.Smith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Cocks, Frederick SeymourLee, Frank (Derby, N.E.)Smith, Tom (Pontefract)
Compton, JosephLeonard, W.Snowden, Thomas (Accrington)
Cove, William G.Lewis, T. (Southampton)Sorensen, R.
Cripps, Sir StaffordLogan, David GilbertStamford, Thomas W.
Daggar, GeorgeLongbottom, A. W.Stephen, Campbell
Dallas, GeorgeLongden, F.Strachey, E. J. St. Loe
Dalton, HughLunn, WilliamStrauss, G. R.
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd)Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)Sullivan, J.
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)McElwee, A.Sutton, J. E
Day, HarryMcKinlay, A.Taylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Dukes, C.MacLaren, AndrewThorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)
Duncan, CharlesMaclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)Thurtle, Ernest
Ede, James ChuterMacNeill-Weir, L.Tillett, Ben
Edmunds, J. E.Mansfield, W.Tinker, John Joseph
Edwards, E. (Morpeth)March, S.Toole, Joseph
Egan, W. H.Marcus, M.Tout, W. J.
Freeman, PeterMarley, J.Townend, A. E
Gardner, B. W. (West Ham, Upton)Marshall, FredTurner, Sir Ben
Gardner, J. P. (Hammersmith, N.)Mathers, GeorgeVaughan, David
Gibbins, JosephMaxton, JamesViant, S. P.
Gill, T. H.Messer, FredWalkden, A. G.
Gossling, A. G.Middleton, G.Walker, J.
Gould, F.Mills, J. E.Wallace, H. W.
Graham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)Milner, Major J.Watkins, F. C.
Graham, Rt. Hon. Wm. (Edin., Cent.)Montague, FrederickWatson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Colne)Morgan, Dr. H. B.Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)
Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)Morley, RalphWellock, Wilfred
Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)Mort, D. L.Welsh, James (Paisley)
Groves, Thomas E.Muggeridge, H. T.Welsh, James C. (Coatbridge)
Grundy, Thomas W.Murnin, HughWest, F. R.
Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)Naylor, T. E.Westwood, Joseph
Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Noel-Buxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)Whiteley, Wilfrid (Birm., Ladywood)
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)Oldfield, J. R.Whiteley, William (Blaydon)
Hall, Capt. W. G. (Portsmouth, C.)Oliver, George Harold (Ilkeston)Wilkinson, Ellen C.
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn)Owen, H. F. (Hereford)Williams, David (Swansea, East)
Hardie, David (Rutherglen)Palln, John Henry.Williams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Hardie, G. D. (Springburn)Paling, WilfridWilliams, Dr. J. H. (Llanelly)
Hastings, Dr. SomervillePalmer, E. T.Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Hayes, John HenryParkinson, John Allen (Wigan)Wilson, J. (Oldham)
Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (Burnley)Perry, S. F.Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Henderson, Arthur, Junr. (Cardiff, S.)Pethick-Lawrence, F. W.Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Henderson, Joseph (Ardwick)Phillips, Dr. MarionYoung, Sir R. (Lancaster, Newton)
Henderson, Thomas (Glasgow)Pole, Major D. G.
Henderson, W. W. (Middx., Enfield)Potts, John S.TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Herriotts, J.Price, M. P.Mr. Charles Edwards and Mr.
Hicks, Ernest GeorgeQuibell, D. J. K.Charleton.
Hirst, G. H. (York, W. R., Wentworth)Raynes, W. R.
NOES.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-ColonelAtholl, Duchess ofBetterton, Sir Henry B.
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigie M.Atkinson, C.Bevan, S. J. (Holborn)
Albery, Irving JamesBaldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley)Birchall, Major Sir John Dearman
Alexander, Sir Wm. (Glasgow, Cent'l)Balfour, George (Hampstead)Blindell, James
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l., W.)Balfour, Captain H. H. (I. of Thanet)Boothby, R. J. G.
Allen, Lt.-Col. Sir William (Armagh)Balniel, LordBowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Beamish, Rear-Admiral T. P. H.Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W.Beaumont, M. W.Boyce, Leslie
Aske, Sir RobertBellairs, Commander CarlyonBracken, B.
Astor, Maj. Hn. John J. (Kent, Dover)Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central)Briscoe, Richard George
Astor, ViscountessBerry, Sir GeorgeBroadbent, Colonel J.
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd'., Hexham)Greaves-Lord, Sir WalterPerkins, W. R. D.
Brown, Ernest (Leith)Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. JohnPeters, Dr. Sidney John
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks, Newb'y)Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro' W.)Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Buchan, JohnGritten, W. G. HowardPower, Sir John Cecil
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Gunston, Captain D. W.Pownall, Sir Assheton
Bullock, Captain MalcolmHacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.Purbrick, R.
Burgin, Dr. E. L.Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Pybus, Percy John
Butler, R. A.Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Butt, Sir AlfredHamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland)Ramsbotham, H.
Cadogan, Major Hon. EdwardHammersley, S. S.Rathbone, Eleanor
Caine, Hall-, DerwentHanbury, C.Rawson, Sir Cooper
Campbell, E. T.Hannon, Patrick Joseph HenryReid, David D. (County Down)
Carver, Major W. H.Harbord, A.Remer, John R.
Castle Stewart, Earl ofHarris, Percy A.Rentoul, Sir Gervais S.
Cautley, Sir Henry S.Hartington, Marquess ofRhys, Hon. C. A. U.
Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)Harvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)Richardson, sir P. W. (Sur'y, Ch'ts'y)
Cayzer, Maj. Sir Herbt, R. (Prtsmth, S.)Haslam, Henry C.Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)
Cecil, Rt. Hon. Lord H. (Ox. Univ.)Henderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley)Robinson, Sir T. (Lancs, Stretford)
Chadwick, Capt. Sir Robert BurtonHeneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.)Hennessy, Major Sir G. R. J.Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston)Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John WallerRothschild, J. de
Chapman, Sir S.Hope, Sir Harry (Forfar)Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E.
Christie, J. A.Horne, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert S.Runciman, Rt. Hon. Walter
Church, Major A. G.Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K.Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Clydesdale, Marquess ofHudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)Russell, Richard John (Eddlsbury)
Cobb, Sir CyrilHurd, Percy A.Salmon, Major I.
Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir GeorgeHurst, Sir Gerald B.Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Cohen, Major J. BrunelHutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.Samuel, Samuel (W'dsworth, Putney)
Colfox, Major William PhilipInskip Sir ThomasSandeman, Sir N. Stewart
Collins, Sir Godfrey (Greenock)Iveagh, Countess ofSassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.
Colman, N. C. D.Jones, Llewellyn-, F.Savery, S. S.
Colville, Major D. J.Jones, Sir G. W. H. (Stoke New'gton)Scott, James
Conway, Sir W. MartinJones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.
Cooper, A. DuffJones, Rt. Hon. Leif (Camborne)Shepperson, Sir Ernest Whittome
Courthope, Colonel Sir G. L.Kedward, R. M. (Kent, Ashford)Simms, Major-General J.
Cranborne, ViscountKindersley, Major G. M.Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C.Knight, HolfordSkelton, A. N.
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.Knox, Sir AlfredSmith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)
Crookshank, Capt. H. C.Lamb, Sir J. Q.Smith, R. W.(Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, C.)
Croom-Johnson, R. P.Lambert, Rt. Hon. George (S. Molton)Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West)Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.Smithers, Waldron
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir PhilipLatham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby)Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Dalkeith, Earl ofLaw, Sir Alfred (Derby, High Peak)Somerset, Thomas
Dalrymple-White, Lt.-Col. Sir GodfreyLeighton, Major B. E. P.Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Davidson, Rt. Hon. J. (Hertford]Lewis, Oswald (Colchester)Southby, Commander A. R. J.
Davies, Dr. VernonLlewellin, Major J. J.Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Davies, E. C. (Montgomery)Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. GodfreyStanley, Lord (Fylde)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)Locker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th)Stanley, Hon. O. (Westmorland)
Davison, sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Long, Major Hon. EricSteel-Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur
Dawson, Sir PhilipLovat-Fraser, J. A.Stewart, W. J. (Belfast South)
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F.Lymington, ViscountStuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Dixey, A. C.McConnell, Sir JosephSueter, Rear-Admiral M. F.
Dixon, Captain Rt. Hon. HerbertMacDonald, Rt. Hon, J, R. (Seaham)Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Duckworth, G. A. V.MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)Thomas, Major L. B. (King's Norton)
Dugdale, Capt. T. L.Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Thompson, Luke
Dudgeon, Major C. R.Macquisten, F. A.Thomson, Sir F.
Eden, Captain AnthonyMaitland, A. (Kent, Faversham)Thomson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.
Edge, Sir WilliamMakins, Brigadier-General E.Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Edmondson, Major A. J.Margesson, Captain H. D.Todd, Capt. A. J.
Elliot, Major Walter E.Marjoribanks, EdwardTrain, J.
England, Colonel A.Mason, Colonel Glyn K.Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Erskine, Lord (Somerset, Weston-s. M.)Merriman, Sir F. BoydTurton, Robert Hugh
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univer)Millar, J. D.Walters, Rt. Hon. Sir J. Tudor
Everard, W. LindsayMilne, Wardlaw-, J. S.ward, Lieut.-Col. Sir A. Lambert
Falle, Sir Bertram G.Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Warrender, Sir Victor
Ferguson, Sir JohnMonsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Fielden, E. B.Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)Wayland, Sir William A.
Fison, F. G. ClaveringMorris, Rhys HopkinsWells, Sydney H.
Foot, IsaacMorris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)White, H. G.
Ford, Sir P. J.Morrison, W. S. (Glos., Cirencester)Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Forestier-Walker, Sir L.Muirhead, A. J.Wilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.Nail-Cain, A. R. N.Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Galbraith, J. F. W.Nathan, Major H. L.Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. HamiltonNewman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Withers, Sir John James
George, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke)Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)Womersley, W. J.
George, Megan Lloyd (Anglesea)Nicholson, O. (Westminster)Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Gillett, George M.Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G. (Ptrst'ld)Wood, Major McKenzie (Banff)
Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir JohnO'Connor, T. J.Wright, Brig.-Gen. W. D. (Tavist'k)
Glassey, A. E.Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Graham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.)Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William
Granville, E.Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon)TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.Penny, Sir GeorgeCaptain Wallace and Viscount
Gray, MilnerPercy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)Elmley.

Question, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.

The CHAIRMAN then proceeded successively to put forthwith the Question on an Amendment moved by the Government of which notice had been given, and the Questions necessary to dispose of the business to be concluded at Six of the Clock at this day's Sitting.

Clause 4 (Prohibition on mixing of hydrocarbon oils on which rebate allowed, with light oils), ordered to stand part of the Bill.