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To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can, consistently with the public interests, so arrange the contracts for brushes and other like work that a larger proportion will go to institutions for the blind.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) Care is taken to allot to the various institutions for the blind as large a proportion of such work as is possible.

Message to attend the Lords Commissioners.

The House went; and the Royal Assent was given to a number of Bills. (See page 989.)

And afterwards His Majesty's Most Gracious Speech was delivered to both Houses of Parliament by the Lord High Chancellor (in pursuance of His Majesty's Commands).

Then a Commission for proroguing the Parliament was read.

After which the Lord Chancellor said— My Lords and Gentlemen

"By virtue of His Majesty's Commission, under the Great Seal, to us and other Lords directed, and now read, we do, in His Majesty's Name, and in obedience to His Commands, prorogue this Parliament to Monday the Thirtieth day of October next, to be then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Monday the Thirtieth day of October next.

End of the Sixth session of the Twenty-seventh Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King Edward VII.