18 JULY 1931, Page 2

On Tuesday the Lords passed the second reading of the

Finance Bill, which had been certified as a Money Bill. The Commons returned to the Rural Housing- Bill. No amendments of importance were made. Here again the chief criticisms- were- due to the arbitrary powers given to a Government department. On Wednesday they took the Unemployment Insurance Bill (" Anomalies ") in Committee.. The chief attack came from former sup- porters of the Government, now their critics, reinforced by the disgruntled Sir Charles Trevelyan. * * *