That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the Law with respect to the supply of Gas, it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, for two years after the passing of such Act, by way of advance to the extent that may be necessary, of the expenditure of the Board of Trade in the execution of their powers and duties under such Act, such instalments in each case to be repaid in the next three succeeding years.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. Bridgeman)
I explained the whole thing last 1622 the island. Having made that purchase, why should we turn it over to the League of Nations, when it is a matter far removed from anything connected with the operations of that body?
§ Question put, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."
§ The House divided: Ayes, 60; Noes, 20.1621
|Division No. 143.]||AYES.||[12.15 a.m.|
|Addison, Rt. Hon. Dr. C.||Gibbs, Colonel George Abraham||Purchase, H. G.|
|Agg-Gardner, Sir James Tynte||Gilmour, Lieut.-Colonel John||Rankin, Captain James S.|
|Atkey, A. R.||Green, Albert (Derby)||Raw, Lieut.-Colonel N.|
|Baird, John Lawrence||Green, Joseph F. (Leicester, W.)||Remer, J. R.|
|Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley||Hamilton, Major C. G. C.||Roundell, Colonel R. F.|
|Balfour, George (Hampstead)||Henderson, Major V. L. (Tradeston)||Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)|
|Barnett, Major R. W.||Hinds, John||Sanders, Colonel Sir Robert A|
|Bell, Lieut.-Col. W. C. H. (Devizes)||Hopkinson, A. (Lancaster, Mossley)||Scott, A. M. (Glasgow, Bridgeton)|
|Billing, Noel Pemberton-||James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert||Sprot, Colonel Sir Alexander|
|Breese, Major Charles E.||Knights, Capt. H. N. (C'berwell, N.)||Stanley, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. G. F.|
|Bridgeman, William Clive||Law, Rt. Hon. A. B. (Glasgow, C.)||Steel, Major S. Strang|
|Chadwick, Sir Robert||Lort-Williams, J.||Sturrock, J. Leng|
|Cockerill, Brigadier-General G. K.||Loseby, Captain C. E.||Sugden, W. H.|
|Cope, Major Wm.||Macmaster, Donald||White, Lieut.-Col. G. D. (Southport)|
|Edwards, Major J. (Aberavon)||Montagu, Rt. Hon. E. S.||Whitla, Sir William|
|Eyres-Monsell, Commander B. M.||Moore, Major-General Sir Newton J.||Wills, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Gilbert|
|Falcon, Captain Michael||Nall, Major Joseph||Wilson, Colonel Leslie O.(Reading)|
|Farquharson, Major A. C.||Norris, Colonel Sir Henry G.||Young, Sir Frederick W. (Swindon)|
|Foreman, Henry||Parry, Lieut.-Colonel Thomas Henry|
|Forestier-Walker, L.||Philipps, Sir Owen C. (Chester, City)||TELLERS FOR THE AYES.—|
|Forrest, Walter||Pulley, Charles Thornton||Lord Edmund Talbot and Mr. Parker.|
|Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith)||Maclean, Neil (Glasgow, Govan)||Swan, J. E.|
|Bowerman, Rt. Hon. Charles W.||Morgan, Major D. Watts||Thomson, T. (Middlesbrough, West)|
|Coote, Colin Reith (Isle of Ely)||Mosley, Oswald||Wood, Major M. M. Aberdeen, C.)|
|Edwards, C. (Monmouth, Bedwellty)||Murray, John (Leeds, West)||Young, Lieut.-Com. E. H. (Norwich)|
|Entwistle, Major C. F.||Palmer, Charles Frederick (Wrekin)|
|Griffiths, T. (Monmouth, Pontypool)||Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—|
|Hartshorn, Vernon||Seely, Major-General Rt. Hon. John||Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy and Dr. Murray.|
|Lawson, John J.||Smith, W. R. (Wellingborough)|
§ night to the satisfaction of the hon. and gallant Gentleman (Captain Wedgwood Benn).
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Or his Leader. The total amount, which cannot be exceeded, is £20,000, but that is only a Treasury advance, and it has to be repaid with interest in the course of three years.
§ Question put, and agreed to.