§ Considered in Committee, and reported, without Amendment.
§ (8.21.) THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, (Sir R. WEBSTER, Isle of Wight)
I trust the House will permit the BM now to be read a third time.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, '' That the Bill be now read the third time."
§ MR. A. O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
Does the Attorney General mean this Bill to provide for a permanent or merely for a temporary arrangement?
§ SIR R. WEBSTER
I do not contemplate it will be a permanent arrangement. The object of the Bill is merely to remove a doubt, more than once expressed, as to the power of the Judges to sit in the City.
§ (8.23.) MR. M. J. KENNY (Tyrone, Mid.)
There was an Amendment on the Paper which proposed to limit the duration of the Bill. The learned Attorney General says he does not contemplate a permanent arrangement; did he give an undertaking it should be temporary before the Amendment was with drawn?
§ SIR. R. WEBSTER
No undertaking was asked for. The hon. Member merely intimated that he did not intend to press it.
§ (8.24.) MR. KNOX (Cavan, W.)
f the Bill is only to be temporary, it will be necessary for the Government to pro-'vide additional accommodation at the Law Courts. There are serious objections on the score of health to the present arrangement. I believe a ready consent was given to the Second Reading of this Bill on the understanding that it should only be a temporary measure.
§ (8.25.) SIR R. WEBSTER
May I point out that this Bill gives no fresh powers at all. It simply removes a doubt as to existing powers.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read the third time, and passed.