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Business Of The Hquse

Volume 161: debated on Wednesday 14 March 1923

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(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the House has had two late Sittings already this week, and whether, in view of the Motion standing in his name to-day for the suspension of the Eleven o'clock Rule, he can arrange the business of the House so that late sittings are not so frequent?

I am aware that the House has already been asked to sit up late twice this week, but I must remind my hon. Friend that the first occasion was caused by the fact that a Private Bill was put down for discussion at 8.15 p.m., and the second by Motions exempted from the Eleven o'clock Rule, and moved by hon. Gentlemen opposite. The Government were not, therefore, responsible for either of those late sittings. With regard to the Motion standing in my name to-day, it will be necessary for me to move a similar Motion tomorrow. I trust that the sittings will not

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Adkins, Sir William Ryland DentCadogan, Major EdwardEvans, Capt. H. Arthur (Leicester, E.)
Ainsworth, Captain CharlesCamplon, Lieut.-Colonel W. REvans, Ernest (Cardigan)
Alexander, E. E. (Leyton, East)Cayzer, Sir C. (Chester, City)Eyres-Monsell, Com. Bolton M.
Alexander, Col. M. (Southwark)Cecil, Rt. Hon. Sir Evelyn (Aston)Falle, Major Sir Bertram (Godfray)
Allen, Lieut.-Col. Sir William JamesCecil, Rt. Hon. Lord H. (Ox. Univ.)Fermor-Hesketh, Major T.
Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.Chadwick, Sir Robert BurtonFildes, Henry
Apsley, LordChamberlain, Rt. Hon. N (Ladywood)Fisher, Rt. Hon. Herbert A. L.
Archer-Shee, Lieut.-Colonel MartinChapman, Sir S.Flanagan, W. H.
Ashley, Lt.-Col. Wilfrid W.Chilcott, Sir WardenForestier-Walker, L.
Astor, ViscountessChurchman, Sir ArthurFoxcroft, Captain Charles Talbot
Baird, Rt. Hon. Sir John LawrenceClarry, Reginald GeorgeFraser, Major Sir Keith
Baldwin, Rt. Hon. StanleyClayton, G. C.Fremantle, Lieut.-Colonel Francis E.
Banbury, Rt. Hon. Sir Frederick G.Coates, Lt.-Col. NormanFurness, G. J.
Banner, Sir John S. Harwood-Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. KGanzoni, Sir John
Barlow, Rt. Hon. Sir MontagueCohen, Major J. BruneiGates, Percy
Barnett, Major Richard W.Coltox, Major Wm. PhillipsGaunt, Rear-Admiral Sir Guy R.
Barnston, Major HarryCollie, Sir JohnGilbert, James Daniel
Becker, HarryColvin, Brig-General Richard BealeGoff, Sir R. Park
Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.Conway, Sir W. MartinGray, Harold (Cambridge)
Bennett, Sir T. J. (Sevenoaks)Cory, Sir J. H. (Cardiff, South)Greaves-Lord, Walter
Bentinck, Lord Henry Cavendish-Craig, Captain C. C. (Antrim, South)Greene, Lt.-Col. Sir W. (Hack'y, H.)
Betterton, Henry B.Craik, Rt. Hon. Sir HenryGreenwood, William (Stockport)
Birchall, Major J. DearmanCroft, Lieut.-Colonel Henry PageGretton, Colonel John
Blades, Sir George RowlandCrook, C. W. (East Ham, North)Guinness, Lieut.-Col. Hon. W. E.
Blundell, F. N.Crooke, J. S. (Deritend)Guthrie, Thomas Maule
Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W.Curzon, Captain ViscountGwynne, Rupert S.
Boyd-Carpenter, Major A.Davidson. J. C. C. (Hemel Hempstead)Hacking, Captain Douglas H.
Brass, Captain W.Davies, Alfred Thomas (Lincoln)Hall, Rr.Admi Sir W. (Liv'p'l.W. D'by)
Brassey, Sir LeonardDavies, J. C. (Denbigh, Denbigh)Halstead, Major D.
Bridgeman, Rt. Hon. William CliveDavies, Thomas (Cirencester)Hamilton, Sir George C. (Altrincham)
Brittain, Sir HarryDavison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)Hannon. Patrick Joseph Henry
Brown, Major D. C. (Hexham)Dawson, Sir PhilipHarmsworth, Hon. E. C. (Kent)
Brown, Brig.-Gen. Clifton (Newbury)Dixon, C. H. (Rutland)Harrison, F. C.
Bruford, R.Doyle, N. GrattanHarvey, Major S. E.
Bruton, Sir JamesDu Pre, Colonel William BaringHawke, John Anthony
Buckingham, Sir H.Edge, Captain Sir WilliamHay, Major T. W. (Norfolk, South)
Buckley, Lieut.-Colonel A.Edmondson, Major A. J.Henderson, Sir T. (Roxburgh)
Bull, Rt. Hon. Sir William JamesEdnam, ViscountHennessy, Major J. R. G.
Burn, Colonel Sir Charles RosdewElliot, Capt. Walter E. (Lanark)Herbert, Col. Hon. A. (Yeovil)
Bumey, Com. (Middx., Uxbridge)Ellis, R. G.Herbert, Dennis (Hertford, Watford)
Butcher, Sir John GeorgeEngland, Lieut.-Colonel A.Herbert, S. (Scarborough)
Butler, H. M. (Leeds, North)Erskine, James Malcolm MonteithHewett, Sir J. P.
Buit, Sir AlfredErskine, Lord (Weston-super-Mare)Hilder, Lieut.-Colonel Frank

be late. It has been agreed through the usual channels that Mr. Speaker shall be moved out of the Chair, and the necessary Votes taken in Committee on the Air and Army Estimates by the end of the ordinary sittings of the House, but, as it is essential that these Votes should be taken this week, I am asking the House to accept these Motions as a precautionary measure, in case it may be necessary for the Chairman of Committees to put the Votes after the usual time for ending business has passed. I would remind the House that there will be further opportunity next week for the discussion of the Navy, Army, and Air Force Estimates on the Report stage of these Votes, for which I hope that a day and a half will be available.

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, 283; Noes, 160.

Hiley, Sir ErnestMorrison, Hugh (Wilts, Salisbury)Sheffield, Sir Berkeley
Hoare, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir S. J. G.Morrison-Bell, Major A. C. (Honiton)Shipwright, Captain D.
Hogg, Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone)Murchison, C. K.Simms, Dr. John M. (Co. Down)
Hohler, Gerald FitzroyMurray, John (Leeds, West)Simpson-Hinchliffe, W. A.
Holbrook, Sir Arthur RichardNail, Major JosephSinclair, Sir A.
Hood, Sir JosephNewman, Sir R. H. S. D. L. (Exeter)Singleton, J, E.
Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)Newson, Sir Percy WilsonSkelton, A. N.
Howard, Capt. D. (Cumberland, N.)Newton, Sir D. G. C. (Cambridge)Somerville, A. A. (Windsor)
Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K.Nicholson, Brig.-Gen. J. (Westminster)Somerville, Daniel (Barrow-in-Furness)
Hughes, CollingwoodNicholson, William G. (Petersfield)Sparkes, H. W.
Hume, G. H.Nield, Sir HerbertSpears, Brig.-Gen. E. L.
Hurd, Percy A.Norman, Major Rt. Hon. Sir HenrySpender-Clay, Lieut.-Colonel H. H.
Hurst, Lieut.-Colonel Gerald B.Norton-Griffiths, Lieut.-Col- Sir JohnStanley, Lord
Hutchison, G, A. C. (Midlothian, N.)Oman, Sir Charles William C.Steel, Major S. Strang
Hutchison, W. (Kelvingrove)Ormsby-Gore, Hon. WilliamStephenson, Lieut.-Colonel H. K.
Inskip, Sir Thomas Walker H.Parker, Owen (Kettering)Stewart, Gershom (Wirral)
James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. CuthbertPease, William EdwinStockton, Sir Edwin Forsyth
Jarrett, G. W. S.Pennefather, De FonblanqueStott, Lt.-Col- W. H.
Jenkins, W. A. (Brecon and Radnor)Penny, Frederick GeorgeStuart, Lord C. Crichton-
Jephcott, A. R.Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser
Jodrell, Sir Neville PaulPerring, William GeorgeSugden, Sir Wilfrid H.
Jones, Henry Haydn (Merioneth)Peto, Basil E.Sutcliffe, T.
Kelley, Major Fred (Rotherham)Philipson, H. H.Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.
Kennedy, Captain M. S. NigelPilditch, Sir PhilipTerrell, Captain R. (Oxford, Henley
King, Captain Henry DouglasPownall, Lieut.-Colonel AsshetonThompson, Luke (Sunderland)
Lamb, J. Q.Price, E. G.Thomson, F, C. (Aberdeen, South)
Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.)Privett, F. J.Titchfield, Marquess of
Lloyd, Cyril E. (Dudley)Rae, Sir Henry N.Tubbs, S. W.
Lloyd-Greame, Rt. Hon. Sir P.Raeburn, Sir William H.Turton, Edmund Russborough
Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green)Raine, W.Vaughan-Morgan, Col. K. P.
Lorimer, H. D.Rankin, Captain James StuartWallace, Captain E.
Lougher, L.Rawlinson, Rt. Hon. John Fredk, PeelWard, Col. L. (Kingston-upon-Hull)
Lowe, Sir Francis WilliamReid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)Waring, Major Walter
Loyd, Arthur Thomas (Abingdon)Reid, D. D. (County Down)Warner, Sir T, Courtenay T.
Lumley, L. R.Remer, J. R.Wells, S. R.
M'Curdy, Rt. Hon. Charles A.Remnant, Sir JamesWheler, Col. Granville C H.
Macdonald, Sir Murdoch (Inverness)Rentoul, G. S.White, Lt.-Col. G. D. (Southport)
Macnaghten, Hon. Sir MalcolmReynolds, W. G. W.Whitla, Sir William
Macnamara, Rt. Hon. Dr. T. J.Richardson, Sir Alex. (Gravesend)Wilson, Col. M. J. (Richmond)
McNeill, Ronald (Kent, Canterbury)Richardson, Lt.-Col. Sir P, (Chertsey)Winterton, Earl
Macpherson, Rt. Hon. James I.Roberts, Samuel (Hereford, Hereford)Wise, Frederick
Malone, Major P. B. (Tottenham, S.)Roberts, Rt. Hon. Sir S. (Ecclesall)Wood, Rt. Hn. Edward F. L. (Ripon)
Marqesson, H, D. R.Robertson, I. (Lanark, Bothwell)Wood, Sir H. K. (Woolwich, West)
Marks, Sir George CroydonRobinson, Sir T. (Lanes, Stretford)Woodcock, Colonel H. C.
Mason, Lieut.-Col. c. K.Rothschild, Lionel deWorthington-Evans, Rt. Hon. Sir L.
Mercer, Colonel H.Roundell, Colonel R. F.Yate, Colonel Sir Charles Edward
Mitchell, W. F. (Saffron Walden)Ruggles-Brise, Major E.Yerburgh, R. D. T.
Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)Russell, William (Bolton)Young, Rt. Hon. E. H. (Norwich)
Molley, Major L. G. S.Russell-Wells, Sir Sydney
Moore, Major, General Sir Newton J.Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—
Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.Sanders, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert A.Colonel Leslie Wilson and Colone
Morden, Col. W. GrantSandon, LordGibbs.
Moreing, Captain Algernon H.Shakespeare, G. H.


Adams, D.Collins, Pat (Walsall)Hay, Captain J. P. (Cathcart)
Adamson, Rt. Hon. WilliamCollison, LeviHayday, Arthur
Adamson, W. M. (Staff, Cannock)Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)Hayes, John Henry (Edge Hill)
Alexander, A. V. (Sheffield, Hillsbro')Davies, Evan (Ebbw Vale)Henderson, Rt. Hon. A. (N'castle, E.)
Asquith, Rt. Hon. Herbert HenryDavies, Rhys John (Westhoughton)Henderson, T. (Glasgow)
Attlee, C. R.Davison, J. E. (Smethwick)Herriotts, J.
Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery)Dudgeon, Major C. R.Hill, A.
Barnes, A.Duffy, T. GavanHinds, John
Batey, JosephEde, James ChuterHirst, G. H.
Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith)Edwards, C (Monmouth, Bedwellty)Hodge, Rt. Hon. John
Bennett, A. J. (Mansfield)Emlyn-Jones, J. E. (Dorset, N)Hogge, James Myles
Berkeley, Captain ReginaldFalconer, J.Hutchison, Sir R. (Kirkcaldy)
Bonwick, A.Foot, IsaacIrving, Dan
Bowdler, W. A.Gosling, HarryJenkins, W. (Glamorgan, Neath)
Briant, FrankGraham, D. M. (Lanark, Hamilton)John, William (Rhondda, West)
Broad, F. A.Graham, W. (Edinburgh, Central)Johnston, Thomas (Stirling)
Bromfield, WilliamGray, Frank (Oxford)Johnstone, Harcourt (Willesden, East)
Brotherton, J.Greenall, T.Jones, R. T, (Carnarvon)
Brown, James (Ayr and Bute)Greenwood, A. (Nelson and Colne)Jones, T. I. Mardy (Pontypridd)
Buchanan, G.Grenfell, D. R. (Glamorgan)Jowitt, W. A. (The Hartlepools)
Buckle, J.Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)Kenworthy, Lieut.-Commander J. M.
Burgess, S.Groves, T.Kirkwood, D.
Burnie, Major J. (Bootie)Hall, F. (York, W.R., Normanton)Lambert, Rt. Hon. George
Buxton Charles (Accrington)Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)Lansbury, George
Buxtor, Noel (Norfolk, North)Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)Lawson, John James
Cairns, JohnHarbord, ArthurLeach, W.
Cape, ThomasHardie, George D.Lee, F.
Chappie, W. A.Harris, Percy A.Lees-Smith, H. B. (Keighley)
Clarke Sir E. C.Hartshorn, VernonLinfield, F. C.

Lowth, T.Ritson, J.Tout, W. J.
MacDonald, J. R. (Aberavon)Roberts, C. H. (Derby)Travelyan, C. P.
M'Entee, V. L.Roberts, Frederick O. (W. Bromwich)Walsh, Stephen (Lancaster, Ince)
March, S.Robertson, J. (Lanark, Bothwell)Warne, G. H.
Marshall, Sir Arthur H.Robinson, W. C. (York, Elland)Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)
Martin, F. (Aberd'n & Kinc'dine, E.)Rose, Frank H.Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. O. (Rhondda)
Maxton, JamesSaklatvala, S.Webb, Sidney
Millar, J. D.Scrymgeour, E.Wedgwood, Colonel Josiah C.
Morrison, R. C. (Tottenham, N.)Sexton, JamesWeir, L. M.
Muir, John W.Shaw, Hon. Alex. (Kilmarnock)Welsh, J. C.
Murnin, H.Shaw, Thomas (Preston)Westwood, J.
Murray, Hon. A. C. (Aberdeen)Simon, Rt. Hon, Sir JohnWheatley, J.
Murray, R. (Renfrew, Western)Simpson, J. HopeWhite, H. G. (Birkenhead, E.)
Nichol, RobertSmith, T. (Pontefract)Whiteley, W.
Oliver, George HaroldSnell, HarryWignall, James
Paling, W.Snowden, PhilipWilliams, David (Swansea, E.)
Parker, H. (Hanley)Spencer, George A. (Broxtowe)Williams, T (York, Don Valley)
Parkinson, John Allen (Wigan)Spencer, H. H. (Bradford, S.)Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield, Attercliffe)
Phillipps, VivianStephen, CampbellWilson, R. J. (Jarrow)
Ponsonby, ArthurStewart, J. (St. Rollox)Wood, Major M. M. (Aberdeen, C.)
Potts, John S.Sullivan, J.Wright, W.
Pringle, W. M. R.Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)
Richards, R.Thorne, G. R. (Wolverhampton, E.)
Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)Thornton, M.TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—
Riley, BenTillett, BenjaminMr. Morgan Jones and Mr. Lunn.