HC Deb 06 August 1924 vol 176 cc3000-1

Lords Amendment:

In page 8, line 40, leave out Sub-section (2), and insert instead thereof a new Sub-section: (2) Any Regulation made under this Act shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament forthwith; and if an Address to His Majesty is agreed to by either House of Parliament within the next subsequent twenty-eight days on which that House has sat after any such Regulation is laid before it praying that the Regulation may be annulled, it shall thenceforth be void, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder or the making of a new Regulation.


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."


May we understand what is the difference?


This Amendment would give to the. House of Lords an equal right with this House to object to any Regulation laid before Parliament. It may appear that some material change is involved in this, but, as a matter of fact, I am told that there is no case where the House of Lords has objected to a Regulation, and we, therefore, regard the Amendment as of no importance.


Does Lord Parmoor agree?