HC Deb 20 December 1915 vol 77 c172

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be read a second time."


The effect of this Bill will be to I enable the Judicial Committee to divide itself into two parts in order to expedite the hearing of Causes before the Committee. There is a considerable number of Prize Court appeals pending, and it is desirable to expedite them as much as possible. Fortunately the business of the House of Lords is very well advanced, and if it is possible next Sitting to form two Divisions of the Privy Council, they may deal with these matters without delaying ordinary Causes. There can be no objection to it; it involves no additional cost whatever. I hope the House will allow me to get it through to-night.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into the Committee on the Bill.—(Sir G. Cave.)

Bill accordingly considered in Committee, and reported, without Amendment; read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.

The remaining Orders were read and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 3rd February, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."

Adjourned accordingly at Nineteen minutes before Eleven o'clock.