Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 5th October 1931.

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Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

May I ask the Prime Minister how far he proposes to go to-night in the event of the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

We want to get the first two Orders on the Paper.

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

Is it necessary to suspend the Rule for the Sunday Performances Bill?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

Does my right hon. Friend mean that he will give it to me before Eleven o'clock?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

I gather that there is a considerable division of opinion on the Bill, and, in the circumstances, does the Prime Minister think that it is necessary to suspend the Rule in order to get through such a controversial Measure?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

I thought that there was complete agreement on both sides as it is a Bill that came over with us. It settles this matter temporarily as it is so very pressing.

Photo of Sir Percy Harris Sir Percy Harris , Bethnal Green South West

Is the Prime Minister aware that, if this Bill is not passed, the whole of London will be very much inconvenienced and disorganised?

Photo of Sir Rhys Morris Sir Rhys Morris , Cardiganshire

Does the Prime Minister seriously contemplate suspending the Rule in order to carry it through?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

I hope that the House will carry it through. That is why I propose the suspension of the Rule; it is such a pressing practical necessity.

Sir F. HALL:

Does not the right hon. Gentleman recognise that an enormous number of people are spending their time in cinemas when they would otherwise

be in places where they would not get the same education?

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, 184; Noes, 58.

Division No. 518.]AYES.[3.27 p.m.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-ColonelGalbraith, J. F. W.Owen, H. F. (Hereford)
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Col. CharlesGanzonl, Sir JohnPeake, Capt. Osbert
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigle M.Gault, Lieut.-Col. A. HamiltonPenny, Sir George
Albery, Irving JamesGeorge, Major G. Lloyd (Pembroke)Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)
Allan, Sir J. Sandeman (Liverp'l.,W.)Gillett, George M.Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Gllmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir JohnPownall, Sir Assheton
Astor,Maj. Hon. John J. (Kent, Dover)Glyn, Major R. G. C.Purbrick, R.
Atkinson, C.Gower, Sir RobertPybus, Percy John
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley (Bewdley)Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.Ramsay, T. B. Wilson
Balfour, Captain H. H. (I. of Thanet)Gray, MilnerRamsbotham, H.
Balniel, LordGriffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro' W.)Rathbone, Eleanor
Bellalrs, Commander CarlyonGunston, Captain D. W.Rawson, Sir Cooper
Bennett, Sir E. N. (Cardiff, Central)Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.Remer, John R.
Berry, Sir GeorgeHall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Rentoul, Sir Gervais S.
Bevan, S. J. (Holborn)Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Zetland)Reynolds, Col. Sir James
Bowater, Col. Sir T. VansittartHanbury, C.Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James Rennell
Bowyer, Captain Sir George E. W.Harbord, A.Rosbotham, D. S. T.
Braithwaite, Major A. N.Harris, Percy A.Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)
Briscoe, Richard GeorgeHarvey, Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)Salmon, Major I.
Broadbent, Colonel J.Heneage, Lieut.-Col Arthur P.Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)
Brown, Brig.-Gen.H.C.(Berks, Newb'y)Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John WallerSamuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)
Buchan, JohnHore-Belisha, LeslieSavery, S. S.
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Howard-Bury, Colonel C. K.Simms, Major-General J.
Bullock, Captain MalcolmHudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney,N.)Simon, E. D. (Manch'ter, Withington)
Burgin, Dr. E. L.Hurd, Percy A.Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Butler, R. A.Hurst, Sir Gerald B.Sinclair, Rt. Hon. Sir A. (Caithness)
Butt, Sir AlfredHutchison, Maj.-Gen. Sir R.Skelton, A. N.
Cadogan, Major Hon. EdwardJones, Llewellyn-, F.Smith, R.W.(Aberd'n & Kinc'dlne, C.)
Campbell, E. T.Jones, Rt. Hon. Lelf (Camborne)Smith-Carington, Neville W.
Castle Stewart, Earl ofJowitt, Rt. Hon. Sir W. A. (Preston)Smithers, Waldron
Cazalet, Captain Victor A.Kindersley, Major G. M.Snowden, Rt. Hon. Philip
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm-,W.)Knight, HolfordSomerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston)Knox, Sir AlfredSouthby, Commander A. R. J
Cobb, Sir CyrilLamb, Sir J. Q.Spender-Clay, Colonel H.
Cohen, Major J. BrunelLambert, Rt Hon. George (S. Molton)Stanley, Lord (Fylde)
Colman. N. C. D.Lane Fox, Col. Rt. Hon. George R.Stanley, Hon. O. (Westmorland)
Colville, Major D. J.Latham, H. P. (Scarboro' & Whitby)Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Cooper, A. DuffLeighton, Major B. E. P.Sueter, Rear- Admiral M, F.
Cranborne, ViscountLewis, Oswald (Colchester)Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A.
Crichton-Stuart, Lord C.Llewellin, Major J. J.Thomas, Rt Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Croft, Brigadier-General Sir H.Locker-Lampson, Rt. Hon. GodfreyThomson, Sir F.
Crookshank, Capt. H. C.Locker-Lampson, Com. O.(Handsw'th)Thomson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.
Croom-Johnson, R. P.Lockwood, Captain J. H.Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Culverwell, C. T. (Bristol, West)Lovat-Fraser, J. A.Train, J.
Cunliffe-Lister, Rt. Hon. Sir PhilipMacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Davidson, Rt. Hon. J (Hertford)Maclean, Sir Donald (Cornwall, N.)Turton, Robert Hugh
Davies, Dr. VernonMacquisten, F. A.Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Davies, Maj. Geo. F.(Somerset, Yeovil)Maitland, A. (Kent, Faversham)Wallace, Capt. D. E. (Hornsey)
Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Makins, Brigadier-General E.Warrender, Sir Victor
Dawson, Sir PhilipMarjorlbanks, EdwardWaterhouse, Captain Charles
Denman, Hon. R. D.Mason, Colonel Glyn K.Wayland, Sir William A.
Dudgeon, Major C. R.Milne, Wardlaw-, J. S.White, H. G.
Dugdale, Capt. T. L.Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Eden, Captain AnthonyMonsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. Sir B.Withers, Sir John James
Edmondson, Major A. J.Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)Womersley, W. J.
Everard, W. LindsayMulrhead, A. J.Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir Kingsley
Falle, Sir Bertram G.Nall Cain, A. R. N.Wright, Brig.-Gen. W. D. (Tavist'k)
Ferguson, Sir JohnNathan, Major H. L.Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton
Fielden, E. B.Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn. W. G.(Ptrsf'ld)
Foot, IsaacO'Connor, T. J.TELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Ford, Sir P. J.Oliver, P. M. (Man., Blackley)Major Sir George Hennessy and
Forestler-Walker, Sir L.Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. WilliamMr. Classey.
Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.Owen, Major G. (Carnarvon)
NOES.
Alexander, Rt. Hon. A. V. (Hillsbro')Batey, JosephBrown, W. J. (Wolverhampton, West)
Attlee, Clement RichardBennett, William (Battersea, South)Carter, W. (St. Pancras, S.W.)
Baker, John (Wolverhampton, Bilston)Benson, G.Chater, Daniel
Cowan, D. M.Logan, David GilbertScurr, John
Daggar, GeorgeLongden, F.Shaw, Rt. Hon. Thomas (Preston)
Davies, D. L. (Pontypridd)MacLaren, AndrewShillaker, J. F.
Day, HarryMacNeill-Weir, L.Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)
Ede, James ChuterMarch, S.Simmons, C. J.
Gardner, B. W. (West Han, Upton)Marley, J,Smith, Ben (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe)
Hall, J. H. (Whitechapel)Messer, FredSmith, Frank (Nuneaton)
Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Blackburn)Morley, RalphStrauss, G. R.
Hardle, G. D. (Springburn)Morris, Rhys HopkinsTaylor, R. A. (Lincoln)
Herriotts, J.Morrison, Robert C. (Tottenham, N.)Taylor, W. B. (Norfolk, S.W.)
Hoffman, P. C.Mort, D. L.Wallace, H. W.
Kelly, W. T.Noel-Suxton, Baroness (Norfolk, N.)Welsh, James (Palsley)
Kennedy, Rt. Hon. ThomasOliver, George Harold (Ilkeston)West, F. R.
Lawson, John JamesPalln, John HenryWilliams, E. J. (Ogmore)
Leach, W.Pole, Major D. G.Young, R. S. (Islington, North)
Lee, Frank (Derby, N.E.)Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)
Lees, J.Sanders, W. S.TELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Mr. Hayes and Mr. Thurtle.