HL Deb 19 July 1861 vol 164 cc1145-6

wished to make a suggestion which, he thought, would promote the convenience of the House and facilitate the progress of public business.

There were two Bills standing upon the paper for committees—namely, the Industrial Schools Bill and the Industrial Schools (Scotland) Bill. From their position upon the paper it was quite possible that neither of them would come on at an early hour of the evening, when they could be discussed satisfactorily. Although both Bills were for precisely similar objects, yet they were not identical as to details. He trusted, under the circumstances, that his noble Friend would see no objection to refer both measures to a Select Committee, when the details could be much better discussed, and would probably not occupy the Committee more than two or three hours of a morning.


acquiesced in the suggestion of the noble Earl, considering that the Bills were likely to undergo several Amendments in Committee.

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee, read, and discharged; and Bill referred to a Select Committee.

The Lords following were named of the Committee:—

Ld. President. E. Carnarvon.
Ld. Privy Seal. L. Petre.
E. Derby. L. Rossie.
E. Devon. L. Portman.
E. Doncaster. L. Egerton.
E. Airlie.