Motion made, and Question propoaed,
That, in the case of the Adelphi Estate Bill [Lords], Standing Orders 92, 231, 232, and 258 be suspended, and that the Bill be now taken into consideration, provided amended prints shall have been previously deposited."—[The Chairman of Ways and Means.]
§ The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS (Sir Dennis Herbert)
The Motion which stands in my name on the Order Paper is for the suspension of certain Standing Orders in order that the Adelphi Estate Bill may be taken into consideration forthwith. I understand that some suggestion has been made that this proceeding is unduly rushing the Bill, and I therefore wish to tell the 2072 House that nothing was further from my mind than that when this Motion was put down. It was put down merely in accordance with the ordinary practice. When we come to within a few days of the Recess it is the custom to suspend Standing Orders in the later stages of Private Bills. Perhaps I was a little too optimistic in thinking that after the Debate we had the other night no hon. Member would have anything more to say about the Bill. In the circumstances, I ask leave to withdraw the Motion.
§ Motion, by leave, withdrawn.