HL Deb 11 August 1836 vol 35 c1094

The Newspaper Stamp Duties Bill having been brought up from the Commons,

Viscount Melbourne moved, that it be read a first time; and gave notice that he would to-morrow move, that the Standing Orders be suspended, in order that the Bill might then be put through the other stages. The Bill was the same as had been originally introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer into the other House of Parliament, with the exception of the substitution of the 15th of September for the 1st of September as the time at which the provisions of the Bill should come into operation. That alteration was requisite in consequence of the unnecessary delay to which the Bill had been subjected in their Lordships' House.

Lord Lyndhurst

asked, why the noble Viscount did not move that the Standing Orders be now suspended?

The Earl of Shaftesbury

said, it was necessary to give a day's notice when it was intended to move for the suspension of any Standing Order.

Lord Lyndhurst

said, his reason for asking the question was, because he and other noble Lords on that side of the House were anxious to afford every facility for passing the Bill without delay.

The Bill read a first time.

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