HC Deb 10 February 1920 vol 125 c1

The Second Session of the Thirty-first Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, appointed to meet 10th February, 1920, in the tenth year in the Reign of King George V., was opened by His Majesty in person.

The House met at Twelve of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod (Lieut.-General Sir William Pulteney) was announced.

Addressing Mr. SPEAKER, the Gentleman Usher said:

The King Commands this Honourable House to attend His Majesty immediately in the House of Peers.

Mr. SPEAKER, accompanied by the Prime Minister (Rt. Hon. David Lloyd George), the Rt. Hon. A. Bonar Law, the Rt. Hon. Sir Donald Maclean, the Rt. Hon. William Adamson, and other Members, went to the House of Lords.

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