HC Deb 07 February 1917 vol 90 c1

The Seventh Session of the Thirtieth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, appointed to meet 7th February, 1917, in the seventh year in the reign of King George V., was opened by His Majesty in person.

Mr. SPEAKER (Right Hon. James William Lowther) took the Chair at Twelve of the clock.

The GENTLEMAN USHER of the Black Rod (Admiral Sir H. F. STEPHENSON) was announced.

Addressing Mr. SPEAKER, Black Rod said: The King commands this Honourable House to attend immediately at the House of Peers to hear His Majesty's Gracious Speech read.

Mr. SPEAKER, accompanied by the Prime Minister (Right Hon. D. Lloyd George), the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Right Hon. A. Bonar Law), Right Hon. H. H. Asquith, and other Members, went to the House of Lords.

On their return, the Sitting of the House was suspended until Four of the clock, and then resumed.

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