§ 11.34 p.m.
§ The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)
I beg to move,That, in pursuance of the Parliament Act, 1911, this House directs that the provisions of Section one, sub-section (1), of that Act shall not apply to the Land Settlement (Scotland) Bill.Not more than a word will be necessary on this Motion, which was put down in order to regularise the position in regard to the Land Settlement (Scotland) Bill. This Bill was sent to the House of Lords on the 30th May, endorsed by a certificate from Mr. Speaker as a Money Bill under the Parliament Act. It has now been passed by the House of Lords, and is ready for the Royal Assent. By an error more than a month from the date when the Bill was sent up was allowed to elapse before the Second and Third Readings were taken. It was an oversight, and I beg the House to pass this Motion so as to condone a technical offence. We think on consideration, and I think the House will agree, that this Section of the Parliament Act should not apply in this case. The Bill will become law the next time there is a Royal Assent. This is merely a technical breach of the Parliament Act.
§ Sir STAFFORD CRIPPS
It seems to us that this is purely a technical breach and that the right hon. Gentleman has adopted the right method in remedying it. We only hope that the other place will be more careful in future as regards their procedure.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
That, in pursuance of the Parliament Act, 1911, this House directs that the provisions of Section one, sub-section (1), of
that Act shall not apply to the Land Settlement (Scotland) Bill.
§ The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.
§ It being after half-past Eleven of the Clock, Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER adjourned the. House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
§ Adjourned at Twenty-two Minutes before Twelve o'clock.