§ Lords Amendments considered.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
, in moving to disagree with the Lords Amendment reducing the amount for which the lives of children under five years of age might be insured for from £6 to £3, said, the Bill provided securities to keep in check any tendency towards culpable neglect of young children, and the Government had evidence before them that the £3 would not in all cases cover bonâ fide medical and funeral expenses. The opinion of a large majority of hon. Members of this House on this point had been overruled by a very small majority of the House of Lords, and, under those circumstances, he would move that the Lords Amendment should be disagreed with.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Several Amendments agreed to; several amended, and agreed to; several disagreed to; and consequential Amendments made to the Bill.
§ Committee appointed, "to draw up Reasons to be assigned to The Lords for disagreeing to the Amendments to which this House hath disagreed:"—Mr. CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, Mr. Secretary CROSS, Mr. Secretary HARDY, Sir HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON, Lord JOHN MANNERS, Viscount SANDON, Mr. STANLEY, Mr. WILLIAM HENRY Smith, Sir HENRY HAVELOCK, Viscount BARRINGTON, Mr. DYKE, Mr. ROWLAND WINN, and Mr. ALEXANDER BROWN:—To withdraw immediately; Three to be the quorum.
§ House adjourned at Two o'clock.