Business of the House.

– in the House of Commons on 30th July 1935.

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Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

May I ask the Prime Minister what business will be taken during the first week after the summer recess, and also what Orders he proposes to take to-night?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

We wish to get the first three Orders on the Order Paper—Government of India Bill, consideration of Lords Amendments; Housing (Scotland) Bill, consideration of Lords Amendments, and Money Payments (Justices Procedure) Bill; and the Motion with regard to the Unemployment Insurance (Seasonal Workers) Order. With regard to the other question, we propose to ask the House to meet again after the summer recess on Tuesday, 29th October. The business to be taken during the first week is as follows:

Tuesday, 29th October: Cotton Spinning Industry Bill, Second Reading, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, Second Reading, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Pensions (Governors of Dominions, etc.) Bill, Second Reading.

Wednesday, 30th October: Employment of Women and Young Persons Bill, Second Reading, and Hours of Employment (Conventions) Bill [Lords], Second Reading; Public Works Loans Bill, Second Reading, and Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution; Weights and Measures Bill [Lords], Second Reading.

Thursday, 31st October: Cotton Spinning Industry Bill, Committee.

Friday, 1st November: Committee and remaining stages of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill and of the Public Works Loans Bill.

On any day, if there is time, other Orders may be taken.

Photo of Dr Christopher Addison Dr Christopher Addison , Swindon

Can we be assured that the Bill which will be required to give effect to the far-reaching proposals referred to will be circulated well in advance of any possible discussion?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I think that follows as a matter of course. We never try to push anything on the House.

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Epping

Will the Prime Minister consider at what period in the resumed session a day can be set down for the further discussion of the Supplementary Estimates on the Air, which I understand the Government are willing to give?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Yes, that shall be done.

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

With regard to the business for Thursday, 31st October, the Cotton Spinning Industry Bill, do I take it that the Government expect the House to manage the whole of the Committee stage of that important Bill in one day?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

It is difficult to say, but we shall all come back, I hope, very strong.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

I understand that the Prime Minister wants to-day the first three Orders on the Paper and also the Motion dealing with Unemployment Insurance in respect of seasonal workers. In view of the fact that the Order deals with an important section of workers, and has many ramifications, I hope the House will have an opportunity of discussing it at a reasonable hour, and that if we have not finished the previous business at a reasonable time this Order will be postponed until there is time for it to be adequately discussed.

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I think there is a general feeling in the House that it is desirable to get this Order, and I hope the House will do its best to get it in reasonable time. The hon. Member knows that the time is not long before the Recess, and I am sure that everyone desires to get this Order.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

I do not deny that the House desires to get the Order, but that does not take away the right of hon. Members to discuss it, as it affects an important section of the community. Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the House is given an opportunity to discuss it at a reasonable time?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

We will see how we get on to-day.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

There is no mention in the business after the Recess of the regulations dealing with unemployment insurance. Can the Prime Minister give us any idea when the Government intend to deal with this problem?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I am afraid that I cannot at the moment, We have fixed the business for the first, week after the Recess, and cannot give the hon. Member a definite answer.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

In that case, may I ask whether hon. Members will have the proposed new regulations circulated before the House has to discuss them?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

Of course time must be given, but I cannot say anything about the time at the moment.

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, 245; Noes, 36.

Division No. 305.]AYES.[4.2 p.m.
Acland, Rt. Hon. Sir Francis DykeChristie, James ArchibaldFyfe, D. P. M.
Acland-Troyte, Lieut.-ColonelChurchill, Rt. Hon. Winston SpencerGalbraith, James Francis Wallace
Adams, Samuel Vyvyan T. (Leeds, W.)Clarke, FrankGanzoni, Sir John
Agnew, Lieut.-Com. P. G.Clayton, Sir ChristopherGault, Lieut.-Col. A. Hamilton
Apsley, LordCollins, Rt. Hon. Sir GodfreyGranville, Edgar
Aske, Sir Robert WilliamColman, N. C. D.Grattan-Doyle, Sir Nicholas
Assheton, RalphConant, R. J. E.Graves, Marjorie
Astbury, Lieut.-Com. Frederick WolfeCooke, DouglasGretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John
Atholl, Duchess ofCooper, T. M. (Edinburgh, W.)Grigg, Sir Edward
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyCopeland, IdaGrimston, R. V.
Balfour, Capt. Harold (I. of Thanet)Courthope, Colonel Sir George L.Guinness, Thomas L. E. B.
Barclay-Harvey, C. M.Craddock, Sir Reginald HenryGunston, Captain D. W.
Barrie, Sir Charles CouparCroft, Brigadier-General Sir H.Guy, J. C. Morrison
Beauchamp, Sir Brograve CampbellCrooke, J. SmedleyHacking, Rt. Hon. Douglas H.
Beit, Sir Alfred L.Crookshank, Capt. H. C. (Gainsb'ro)Hamilton, Sir George (Ilford)
Bennett, Capt. Sir Ernest NathanielCross, R. H.Hamilton, Sir R. W. (Orkney & Zetl'nd)
Bernays, RobertCrossley, A. C.Hanbury, Sir Cecil
Blindell, JamesCurry, A. C.Harris, Sir Percy
Bowyer, Capt. Sir George E. W.Dalkeith, Earl ofHartington, Marquess of
Boyce, H. LeslieDavison, Sir William HenryHarvey, George (Lambeth, Kenn'gt'n)
Boyd-Carpenter, Sir ArchibaldDenman, Hon. R. D.Haslam, Henry (Horncastle)
Brass, Captain Sir WilliamDickie, John P.Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Sir Cuthbert
Briscoe, Capt. Richard GeorgeDixon, Captain Rt. Hon. HerbertHeligers, Captain F. F. A.
Broadbent, Colonel JohnDonner, P. W.Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur P.
Brocklebank, C. E. R.Duckworth, George A. V.Herbert, Major J. A. (Monmouth)
Brown, Col. D. C. (N'th'l'd., Hexham)Duggan, Hubert JohnHerbert, Capt. S. (Abbey Division)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. H. C. (Berks., Newb'y)Duncan, James A. L. (Kensington, N.)Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.
Browne, Captain A. C.Eales, John FrederickHornby, Frank
Burghley, LordEdmondson, Major Sir JamesHorsbrugh, Florence
Burgin, Dr. Edward LeslieElliot, Rt. Hon. WalterHoward, Tom Forrest
Burnett, John GeorgeElmley, ViscountHowitt, Dr. Alfred B.
Butler, Richard AustenEmmott, Charles E. G. C.Hudson, Capt. A. U. M. (Hackney, N.)
Cadogan, Hon. EdwardEmrys-Evans, P. V.Hudson, Robert Spear (Southport)
Campbell, Sir Edward Taswell (Brmly)Erskine-Bolst, Capt. C. C. (Bik'pool)Hume, Sir George Hopwood
Campbell, Vice-Admiral G. (Burnley)Evans, David Owen (Cardigan)Hurd, Sir Percy
Campbell-Johnston, MalcolmEvans, R. T. (Carmarthen)Hurst, Sir Gerald B.
Caporn, Arthur CecilEverard, W. LindsayInskip, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas W. H.
Castlereagh, ViscountFermoy, LordJackson, Sir Henry (Wandsworth, C.(
Cayzer, Maj. Sir H. R. (Prtsmth., S.)Fielden, Edward BrocklehurstJames, Wing-Com. A. W. H.
Cazalet, Thelma (Islington, E.)Fleming, Edward LascellesJamieson, Rt. Hon. Douglas
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. Sir J. A. (Birm., W.)Foot, Isaac (Cornwall, Bodmin)Janner, Barnett
Chamberlain, Rt. Hon. N. (Edgbaston)Fraser, Captain Sir IanJones, Lewis (Swansea, West)
Chapman, Sir Samuel (Edinburgh, S.)Fremantle, Sir FrancisKer, J. Campbell
Kerr, Lieut.-Col. Charles (Montrose)Morgan, Robert H.Spencer, Captain Richard A.
Kerr, J. Graham (Scottish Univ.)Morris-Jones, Dr. J. H. (Denbigh)Stanley, Rt. Hon. Oliver (W'morland)
Kirkpatrick, William M.Morrison, G. A. (Scottish Univer'ties)Stevenson, James
Knox, Sir AlfredMorrison, William ShephardStewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Lamb, Sir Joseph QuintonMuirhead, Lieut.-Colonel A. J.Strauss, Edward A.
Lambert, Rt. Hon. GeorgeMunro, PatrickStrickland, Captain W. F.
Leckie, J. A.Nation, Brigadier-General J. J. H.Stuart, Hon. J. (Moray and Nairn)
Leigh, Sir JohnNicholson, Godfrey (Morpeth)Sugden, Sir Wilfrid Hart
Leighton, Major B. E. P.Nunn, WilliamSutcliffe, Harold
Levy, ThomasOrmsby-Gore, Rt. Hon. William G. A.Tate, Mavis Constance
Lewis, OswaldPalmer, Francis NoelTaylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
Liddall, Walter S.Patrick, Colin M.Thomas, Rt. Hon. J. H. (Derby)
Llewellin, Major John J.Pearson, William G.Thomas, James P. L. (Hereford)
Lloyd, GeoffreyPeat, Charles U.Thorp, Linton Theodore
Locker-Lampson. Rt. Hn. G.(Wd. Gr'n)Percy, Lord EustaceTodd, Lt.-Col. A. J. K. (B'wick-on-T.)
Lockwood, John C. (Hackney, C.)Peters, Dr. Sidney JohnTodd, A. L. S. (Kingswinford)
Lovat-Fraser, James AlexanderPetherick, M.Touche, Gordon Cosmo
Mabane, WilliamPeto, Geoffrey K. (W'verh'pt'n, Bliston)Tryon, Rt. Hon. George Clement
MacAndrew, Lieut.-Col. Sir CharlesPickthorn, K. W. M.Tufnell, Lieut.-Commander R. L.
MacAndrew, Major J. O. (Ayr)Ponsonby, Col. C. E.Turton, Robert Hugh
McCorquodale, M. S.Powell, Lieut.-Col. Evelyn G. H.Wallace, Captain D. E. (Hornsey)
MacDonald, Rt. Hon. J. R. (Seaham)Pownall, Sir AsshetonWard, Irene Mary Bewick (Wallsend)
Macdonald, Capt. P. D. (I. of W.)Radford, E. A.Wardlaw-Milne, Sir John S.
McEwen, Captain J. H. F.Ramsay, Capt. A. H. M. (Midlothian)Warrender, Sir Victor A. G.
McLean, Dr. W. H. (Tradeston)Ramsay, T. B. W. (Western Isles)Waterhouse, Captain Charles
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. Sir IanReid, Capt. A. Cunningham-Watt, Major George Steven H.
Macquisten, Frederick AlexanderReid, William Allan (Derby)Wells, Sydney Richard
Maitland, AdamRickards, George WilliamWilliams, Charles (Devon, Torquay)
Makins, Brigadier-General ErnestRosbotham, Sir ThomasWilliams, Herbert G. (Croydon, S.)
Mallalieu, Edward LancelotRuggles-Brise, Colonel Sir EdwardWllloughby de Eresby, Lord
Mander, Geoffrey le M.Runciman, Rt. Hon. WalterWilson, Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold (Hertf'd)
Manningham-Buller, Lt.-Col. Sir M.Runge, Norah CecilWise, Alfred R.
Margesson, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. D. R.Rutherford, Sir John Hugo (Liverp'l)Wolmer, Rt. Hon. Viscount
Mayhew, Lieut.-Colonel JohnSamuel, Rt. Hon. Sir H. (Darwen)Womersley, Sir Walter
Mellor, Sir J. S. P.Sandeman, Sir A. N. StewartWood, Sir Murdoch McKenzie (Banff)
Mills, Major J. D. (New Forest)Shakespeare, Geoffrey H.Young, Ernest J. (Middlesbrough, E.)
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Simon, Rt. Hon. Sir John
Molson, A. Hugh ElsdaleSmith, Sir J. Walker- (Barrow-in-F.)TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Monsell, Rt. Hon. Sir B. EyresSomervell, Sir DonaldLieut.-Colonel Sir A. Lambert Ward
Moreing, Adrian C.Somerville, Annesley A. (Windsor)and Major George Davies.
NOES.
Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. ChristopherGreenwood, Rt. Hon. ArthurMaclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. Clement R.Grenfell, David Rees (Glamorgan)Paling, Wilfred
Banfield, John WilliamGriffiths, George A. (Yorks, W. Riding)Parkinson, John Allen
Bevan, Aneurin (Ebbw Vale)Hall, George H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Smith, Tom (Normanton)
Buchanan, GeorgeJenkins, Sir WilliamThorne, William James
Cleary, J. J.Jones, Morgan (Caerphilly)Tinker, John Joseph
Cocks, Frederick SeymourLawson, John JamesWilliams, Edward John (Ogmore)
Daggar, GeorgeLeonard, WilliamWilliams, Dr. John H. (Llanelly)
Davies, Stephen OwenLogan, David GilbertWilliams, Thomas (York, Don Valley)
Dobbie, WilliamLunn, WilliamWilmot, John
Edwards, Sir CharlesMacdonald, Gordon (Ince)
Gardner, Benjamin WalterMcEntee, Valentine L.TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Gibbins, J.McGovern, JohnMr. Groves and Mr. D. Graham.

Question put, and agreed to.