HC Deb 21 March 1910 vol 15 c902

Order for Second Reading read.


This is a very important Bill to take after eleven o'clock, with the evidence of the Lord Chancellor strongly against it. I do not think the Attorney-General can be surprised if we ask for a little time in which to discuss it.

The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir William Robson)

I hope my hon. Friend will withdraw his objection. The evidence of the Lord Chancellor is not against the Bill; it is against certain proposals, but by no means against the proposals embodied in this Bill. The Bill reserves in the hands of this House full power for the future appointment of judges.


No doubt there is something in what the right hon. Gentleman says, but there should be a little discussion, and I hope the Bill will get it.

Second reading deferred until tomorrow.

And, it being half-past Eleven of the clock, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, in pursuance of the Standing Order.

House adjourned at Twenty-nine minutes to Twelve o'clock.