HC Deb 15 August 1916 vol 85 c1617

Rhodes Estate Bill [Lords] (by Order),

Second Reading deferred till Tuesday next.

Craven Estates Bill [Lords].

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That, in the case of the Craven Estates Bill [Lords], Standing Order 211 be suspended, and that the Committee on Unopposed Bills have leave to sit and proceed with the Bill forthwith."[The Chairman of Ways and Means.]


Might we have some explanation of this Motion?

The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS (Mr. Whitley)

This Bill is unopposed. The time for appealing against the Bill expired yesterday, and the Committee is appointed to sit this afternoon, so that no one can be at any disadvantage from doing away with the interval between the Second Reading and the Committee, whilst it is a substantial benefit to a small child who is interested in this estate that the Bill should receive the Royal Assent before the Recess instead of it being carried over until the Autumn. That is the reason.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill reported, without Amendment; Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.

Bill to be read the third time.

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