§ EARL RUSSELL
The first Order of the Day having been read, I wish to make a statement to your Lordships. The first Order is that relating to the Princess Mary of Cambridge's Annuity Bill. As that is a matter concerning the welfare of the Royal Family, I trust what I have to say will not interfere with the progress of that 645 Bill, which, if it be not contrary to form, I hope your Lordships will pass through all its stages this evening. I have now to state to your Lordships that Her Majesty's Ministers have taken what took place in the House of Commons last night into their serious consideration, and they have thought it necessary to communicate to Her Majesty the result of their deliberations. I shall, therefore, immediately after we have dealt with the Bill to which I have referred, move that your Lordships adjourn until Monday next.
§ LORD REDESDALE
said, it would be very convenient if it could be so arranged that the Private Business should be proceeded with during the short recess. Their Lordships might also meet for the purpose of hearing appeal cases. It could, of course, be distinctly understood that the House met merely for the transaction of private and legal business.
§ EARL RUSSELL
thought it would, perhaps, be better to take the course suggested by the noble Lord the Chairman of Committees.
THE LORD CHANCELLOR
suggested that the House should meet on Thursday at the usual time in the morning for the purpose of taking appeals.
§ House adjourned at a quarter past Five o'clock, to Thursday next, half past Ten o'clock.