§ The MARQUESS of LANSDOWNE moved the First Reading of this Bill, which had just been brought up from the House of Commons. The noble Marquess explained that the Bill was, in substance, the same as that which had already received their Lordships' assent; but, on its going down to the other House, it was discovered there that one of its clauses interfered with the privileges of that House. In 1017 consequence, that Bill was obliged to be laid aside; but another was at once brought in, which had since passed the Commons, and had now reached their Lordships' House. He begged to move that the Bill be read a first time, and to give notice that To-morrow he should move the suspension of the Standing Orders, for the purpose of passing the Bill without further delay.
§ Bill read 1a.