HC Deb 11 June 1901 vol 95 c143

Order for Third Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."

MR. CALDWELL (Lanarkshire, Mid)

said the House should not be asked at two minutes to twelve to pass the Third Reading of this Bill without a word of discussion. He had voted in favour of the Civil List, but he thought an opportunity for making remarks upon it should be afforded on the Third Reading. He did not object to the amount given to the Duke of Cornwall, but he objected very strongly to his having the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to his having revenues which constituted him a landed proprietor in London. It was unfortunate that the Duke of Cornwall, or any member of the Royal Family, should be placed in the position of a landlord, because questions of non-payment of rent and eviction must necessarily arise. He could not conceive any position more injurious to the Royal Family.

It being midnight, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Thursday.