Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr John Gretton Mr John Gretton , Burton

May I ask a question upon Business before the Motion to suspend the Eleven o'Clock Rule is put? Can the Leader of the House inform us what Business it is proposed to take after eleven o'clock?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

Perhaps I may answer that question. If possible, it is proposed to get the remaining stages of the Statute of Westminster Bill and the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Money Resolution. If, as the Debate proceeds, we see that more time is needed for the Statute of Westminster Bill, then inquiries at the Whips' Office will be made. We should like to see what takes place, but at the moment we adhere to the statement which was made yesterday.

Photo of Mr Edward Marjoribanks Mr Edward Marjoribanks , Eastbourne

Can the Parliamentary Secretary assure us that at any rate the Irish Amendment of importance to the Statute of Westminster Bill will not be taken after eleven o'clock and that he is not seeking to make us go into the Division Lobby in order to make us pass this important Statute after eleven o'clock, because such a procedure, after the strong pledge given by the Solicitor-General, would be highly improper.

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

As the Prime Minister stated yesterday, there is no intention whatever of asking for a Division at a late hour. Of course, no important Division will be asked for at an unreasonable hour. We must see how the Debate proceeds before we decide what is to be the course of the proceedings.

Photo of Mr John Gretton Mr John Gretton , Burton

What is a reasonable hour? Of course, no one would wish to carry the Debate over for the sake of half-an-hour, but what does the hon. and gallant Member mean by reasonable hour?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

As I have said, there is no intention by the Prime Minister of asking the House to sit late and take important decisions at an early hour to-morrow morning. We shall have to see how the Debate proceeds, and then, if necessary and representations are made and it is found that the Debate has been protracted, something will be done to accommodate the convenience of Members of the House. There is no intention of asking that an important decision shall be arrived at at some inconvenient hour.

Photo of Viscount  Turnour Viscount Turnour , Horsham and Worthing

Can my hon. And gallant Friend say whether, if there is any alteration of Business, it will affect the Business set down for to-morrow?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

I think we must be allowed to see how the Debate proceeds to-day. In any case, if extra time is to be afforded, I do not see any reason why the Business set down for tomorrow need necessarily be altered. I think the same arrangements could be carried out.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Can the hon. and gallant Member say whether if in any case he intends to go on with the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Money Resolution?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

The Report stage of the Money Resolution, as the hon. Gentleman knows, is exempted Business, and we hope, if possible, to get the Report stage of the Financial Resolution to-night.

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)."—[Mr. Baldwin.]

The House divided: Ayes, 404; Noes, 38.

Division No. 18.]AYES.[3.50 p.m.
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.)Balfour, George (Hampstead)Blaker, Sir Reginald
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G.Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet)Blindell, James
Ainsworth, Lieut.-Colonel CharlesBalniel, LordBorodale, Viscount
Aitchison, Rt. Hon. Craigie M.Barclay-Harvey, C. M.Bossom, A. C.
Albery, Irving JamesBarrie, Sir Charles CouparBoulton, W. W.
Allen, Sir J. Sandeman {Llverp'l, W.)Barton, Capt. Basil KelseyBowater, Col. Sir T. Vansittart
Allen, Maj. J. Sandeman (B'k'nh'd, W)Beaumont, M. W. (Bucks., Aylesbury)Bower, Lieut.-Com. Robert Tatton
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Beaumont, R. E. B. (Portsm'th, Centr'l)Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W.
Anstruther-Gray, W. J.Beit, Sir Alfred L.Boyce, H. Leslie
Applin, Lieut.-Col. Reginald V. K.Benn, Sir Arthur ShirleyBoyd-Carpenter, Sir Archibald
Aske, Sir William RobertBennett, Capt. Sir Ernest NathanielBraithwaite, Maj. A. N. (Yorks, E. R.)
Atkinson, CyrilBernays, RobertBraithwaite, J, G. (Hillsborough)
Bailey, Eric Alfred GeorgeBetterton, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry B.Brass, Captain Sir William
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyBevan, Stuart James (Holborn)Briscoe, Richard George
Broadbent, Colonel JohnFoot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin)Levy, Thomas
Brockiebank, C. E. R.Ford, Sir Patrick J.Liddall, Walter S.
Brown, Ernest (Leith)Fraser, Captain IanLister, Rt. Hon. sir Philip Cunliffe-
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks., Nawb'y)Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.Llewellyn-Jones, Frederick
Browne, Captain A. C.Fuller, Captain A. E. G.Lloyd, Geoffrey
Buchan, JohnGault, Lieut.-Col. A. HamiltonLocker-Lampson, Rt. Hn. G. (Wd. G'n)
Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir JohnLocker-Lampson, Com. O. (Handsw'th)
Burghley, LordGledhill, GilbertLockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.)
Burnett, John GeorgeGlossop, C. W. H.Lumley, Captain Lawrence R.
Burton, Colonel Henry WalterGluckstein, Louis HalleLyons, Abraham Montagu
Butler, Richard AustenGlyn, Major Ralph G. C.Mabane, William
Cadogan, Hon. EdwardGoldle, Noel B.MacAndrew, Maj. C. G. (Partick)
Caine, G. R. HallGraham, Fergus (Cumberland, N.)MacAndrew, Capt. J. O. (Ayr)
Campbell, Edward Taswell (Bromley)Grattan-Doyle, Sir NicholasMcConnell, Sir Joseph
Campbell, Rear-Admt. G. (Burnley)Griffith, F. Kingsley (Middlesbro', W.)McCorquodale, M. S.
Caporn, Arthur CecilGrimston, R. V.MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)
Carver, Major William H.Guest, Capt. Rt. Hon. F. E.MacDonald, Malcolm (Bassetlaw)
Castiereagh, ViscountGuinness, Thomas L. E. B.McEwen, J. H. F.
Castle Stewart, EarlGunston, Captain D. W.McKeag, William
Cautley, Sir Henry S.Guy, J. C. MorrisonMcKie, John Hamilton
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.)Hacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.Maclay, Hon. Joseph Paton
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.)Hales, Harold K.McLean, Major Alan
Chamberlain, Rt. Hn. N. (Edgbaston)Hall, Lieut.-Col. Sir F. (Dulwich)Maclean, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (Corn'll N.)
Chorlton, Alan Ernest LeofricHall, Capt. W. D'Arcy (Brecon)McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)
Chotzner, Alfred JamesHamilton, Sir George (Ilford)Macmillan, Maurice Harold
Christle, James ArchibaldHamilton, Sir R. W. (Orkney & Zetl'nd)Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.
Clarke, FrankHanley, Dennis A.Macquisten, Frederick Alexander
Clarry, Reginald GeorgeHannon, Patrick Joseph HenryMagnay, Thomas
Clayton, Dr. George C.Harbord, ArthurMaitland, Adam
Clydesdale, Marquess ofHartington, Marquess ofMakins, Brigadier-General Ernest
Colfox, Major William PhilipHartland, George A.Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot
Colville, Major David JohnHarvey, George (Lambeth, Kenningt'n)Mander, Geoffrey le M.
Conant, R. J. E.Harve,. Major S. E. (Devon, Totnes)Manningham-Butler, Lt.-Col. Sir M.
Cook, Thomas A.Haslam, Sir John (Bolton)Margesson, Capt. Henry David R.
Cooke, James D.Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Cuthbert M.Marsden, Commander Arthur
Cooper, A. DuffHellgers, Captain F. F. A.Martin, Thomas B.
Copeland, IdaHenderson, Capt. R. R. (Oxf'd, Henley)Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel John M.
Courtauld, Major John SewellHenderson, Sir Vivian L. (Chelmsford)Meller, Richard James
Courthope, Colonel Sir George L.Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.Mills, Sir Frederick
Craddock, Sir Reginald HenryHepworth, JosephMilne, Charles
Craven-Ellis, WilliamHerbert, George (Rotherham)Milne, John Sydney Wardlaw-
Crooke, J. SmedleyHillman, Dr. George B.Mitchell, Harold P. (Br'tf'd & Chlsw'k)
Crookshank, Col. C. de Windt (Bootle)Hills, Major Rt. Hon. John WallerMitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)
Crookshank, Capt, H. C. (Gainsb'ro)Holdsworth, HerbertMitcheson, G. G.
Crossley, A. C.Hope, Capt. Arthur O. J. (Aston)Molson, A. Harold Elsdale
Cruddas, Lieut.-Colonel BernardHopkinson, AustinMoore, Lt.-Col. Thomas C. R. (Ayr)
Culverwell, Cyril TomHore-Belisha, LeslieMorgan, Robert H.
Curry, A. C.Hornby, FrankMorris, John Patrick (Salford, N.)
Dalkeith, Earl ofHorobin, Ian M.Morris, Owen Temple (Cardiff, E.)
Davies, Maj. Geo. F. (Somerset, Yeovil)Horsbrugh, FlorenceMorris, Rhys Hopkin (Cardigan)
Davison, Sir William HenryHoward, Tom ForrestMorris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)
Dawson, Sir PhilipHowitt, Dr. Alfred B.Moss, Captain H. J.
Denman, Hon. R. D.Hume, Sir George HopwoodMuirhead, Major A. J.
Denville, AlfredHunter, Dr. Joseph (Dumfries)Munro, Patrick
Despencer-Robertson, Major J. A. F.Hunter, Capt. M. J. (Brigg)Nall-Cain, Arthur Ronald N.
Dickie, John P.Hurd, Percy A.Nathan, Major H. L.
Donner, P. W.Hurst, Sir Gerald B.Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.
Doran, EdwardHutchison, Maj.-Gen. sir R. (Montr'se)Nicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)
Drewe, CedricHutchison, w. D. (Essex, Romf'd)Nicholson, Rt. Hn. W. G. (Peters'fld)
Duckworth, George A. V.Inskip, Sir Thomas W. H.North, Captain Edward T.
Dugdale, Captain Thomas LlonelJackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.)Nunn, William
Duggan, Hubert JohnJames, Wing-Com. A. W. H.Oman, sir Charles William C.
Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.)Jamieson, DouglasOrmiston, Thomas
Dunglass, LordJesson, Major Thomas E.Ormsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A.
Eady, George H.Joel, Dudley J. BarnatoOwen, Major Goronwy
Eden, Robert AnthonyJohnston, J. W. (Clackmannan)Palmer, Francis Noel
Edge, Sir WilliamJones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)Patrick, Colin M.
Edmondson, Major A, J.Jones, Lewis (Swansea, West)Peake, Captain Osbert
Elliot, Major Walter E.Ker, J. CampbellPearson, William G.
Ellis, Robert GeoffreyKerr, Hamilton W.Peat, Charles U.
Elliston, Captain George SampsonKimball, LawrencePenny, Sir George
Elmley, ViscountKirkpatrick, William M.Petherick, M.
Emmott, Charles E. G. C.Knatchbull, Captain Hon. M. H. R.Peto, Sir Basil E. (Devon, Barnstaple)
Erskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)Knebworth, viscountPeto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bliston)
Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Blackpool)Knight, HolfordPickering, Ernest H.
Evans, Capt. Arthur (Cardiff, s.)Knox, Sir AlfredPickford, Hon. Mary Ada
Evans, Capt. Ernest (Welsh Univ.)Lamb, Sir Joseph QuintonPike, Cecil F.
Evans, R. T. (Carmarthen)Lambert, Rt. Hon. GeorgePotter, John
Everard, W. LindsayLatham, Sir Herbert PaulPowell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H.
Falle, Sir Bertram G.Law, Sir AlfredPower, Sir John Cecil
Ferguson, Sir JohnLaw, Richard K. (Hull, S.W.)Pownall, Sir Assheton
Fermoy, LordLeckie, J. A.Procter, Major Henry Adam
Flanagan, W. H.Leech, Dr. J. W.Pybus, Percy John
Fleming, Edward LascellesLees-Jones, JohnRamsay, Alexander (W. Bromwich)
Foot, Dingle (Dundee)Leighton, Major B. E. P.Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian)
Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)Shepperson, Sir Ernest W.Titchfield, Major the Marquess of
Ramsbotham, HerswaldSimmonds, Oliver EdwinTodd, Capt. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Ramsden, E.Sinclair, Maj. Rt. Hn. Sir A. (C'thness)Todd, A. L. S. (Kingswinford)
Rankin, RobertSkelton, Archibald NoelTrain, John
Ratcliffe, ArthurSmiles, Lieut.-Col. sir Walter D.Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
Rathbone, EleanorSmith, Louis W. (Sheffield, Hallam)Vaughan-Morgan, Sir Kenyon
Rawson, Sir CooperSmith-Carington, Neville W.Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
Reed, Arthur C. (Exeter)Somerset, ThomasWallace, John (Dunfermline)
Reid, David D. (County Down)Somervell, Donald BradleyWard, Lt.-Col. Sir A. L. (Hull)
Reid, James S. C. (Stirling)Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)Ward, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Reid, William Allan (Derby)Soper, RichardWard, Sarah Adelaide (Cannock)
Remer, John R.Sotheron-Estcourt, Captain T. E,Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
Rentoul, Sir Gervais S.Southby, Commander Archibald R. J.Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Rhys, Hon. Charles Arthur U.Spears, Brigadier-General Edward L.Watt, Captain George Steven H.
Roberts, Aled (Wrexham)Spencer, Captain Richard A.Wedderburn, Henry James Scrymgeour-
Roberts, Sir Samuel (Ecclesall)Spender-Clay, Rt. Hon. Herbert H.Wells, Sydney Richard
Rodd, Rt. Hon. Sir James RennellStanley, Lord (Lancaster, Fylde)Weymouth, Viscount
Ropner, Colonel L.Stanley, Hon. O. F. C. (Westmorland)White, Henry Graham
Ross Taylor, Waller (Woodbridge)Steel- Maitland, Rt. Hon. Sir ArthurWhiteside, Borras Noel H.
Ruggles-Brise, Colonel E. A.Stevenson, JamesWhyte, Jardine Bell
Runciman, Rt. Hon. WalterStewart, William J.Williams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Runge, Norah CecilStones, JamesWills, Wilfrid D.
Russell, Albert (Kirkcaldy)Storey, SamuelWilson, G. H. A. (Cambridge U.)
Russell, Alexander West (Tynemouth)Stourton, John J.Windsor-Clive, Lieut.-Colonel George
Russell,Hamer Field (Sheffield, B'tside)Strickland, Captain W. F.Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Russell, Richard John (Eddisbury)Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)Wise, Alfred R.
Salmon, Major IsidoreSueter, Rear-Admiral Murray F.Withers, Sir John James
Salt, Edward W.Summersby, Charles H.Womersley, Walter James
Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)Taylor, Vice-Admiral E. A. (Pd'gt'n, S.)Wood, Rt. Hon. Sir H. Kingsley
Samuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)Templeton, William P.Wood, Major M. McKenzie (Banff)
Sandeman, Sir A. N. StewartThorn, Lieut.-Colonel John GibbWorthington, Dr. John V.
Sassoon, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip A. G. D.Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)Young, Rt. Hon. Sir Hilton (S'v'noaks)
Savery, Samuel ServingtonThomas, James P. L. (Hereford)Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Scone, LordThomas, Major J. B. (King's Norton)
Shakespeare, Geoffrey H,Thompson, LukeTELLERS FOR THE AYES.
Shaw, Helen B. (Lanark, Bothwell)Thornson, Mitchell-, Rt. Hon. Sir W.Sir Frederick Thomson and Mr. Russell Rea.
Shaw, Captain William T. (Forfar)Thorp, Linton Theodore
NOES.
Attlee, Clement RichardGrundy, Thomas w.McGovern, John
Batey, JosephHall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)Maxton, James
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Milner, Major James
Buchanan, GeorgeHealy, CahirParkinson, John Allen
Cape, ThomasHicks, Ernest GeorgePrice, Gabriel
Cove, William G.Hirst, George HenrySalter, Dr. Alfred
Cripps, Sir StaffordJones, Morgan (Caerphilly)Tinker, John Joseph
Daggar, GeorgeKirkwood, DavidWatts-Morgan, Lieut.-Col. David
Davies, David L. (Pontypridd)Lansbury, Rt. Hon. GeorgeWilliams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Davies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)Lawson, John JamesWilliams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Devlin, JosephLeonard, William
Duncan, Charles (Derby, Claycross)Logan, David GilbertTELLERS FOR THE NOES.
Edwards, CharlesLunn, WilliamMr. Duncan Graham and Mr. John.
Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan)Macdonald, Gordon (Ince)

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