HC Deb 12 May 1914 vol 62 c931

I desire to ask you a question, Mr. Speaker, on a point of Order, which arises out of the Parliament Act. According to the proviso to Clause 2 of that Act it is enacted that the House if Commons may, if they think fit, on the passage of a Bill through the House, in the second or the third Sessions, suggest any further Amendment. What I want to ask is whether those suggestions must be made before the Third Reading of the Bill, or whether "on the passage" means on or immediately after the passage?


So far as I am entitled to construe an Act of Parliament, I should say that it means that the suggestions must be made before the Third Reading, and should go up to the House of Lords with the Bill after that has passed the Third Reading.