§ Order read for Consideration of Lords Reasons for insisting on certain Amendments disagreed to by Commons.
§ Mr. ARTHUR GREENWOOD
I beg to move, "That the Lords Reasons be now considered."
It will be within the recollection of the House that certain Amendments to this Bill came from another place. This House returned them without any change, except one small verbal Amendment which has now been accepted. As regards all the other Amendments, the Lords insist upon them with the exception of the one relating to aliens. I regret very much that this should be so, especially as the Bill passed through the House with out any Division except on the one question of aliens. It is quite clear now that for the House to disagree with the Lords would necessitate very considerable delay and may well result in no Bill being put on the Statute Book this Session. In view of the general desire for a Bill dealing with evictions, it seems that the House, in the interests of the tenants, would be well advised, at this stage in the Session, to agree with the Lords Amendments.
§ Question, "That the Lords Reasons be now considered," put, and agreed to.
§ Lords Reasons considered accordingly.