HL Deb 24 May 1867 vol 187 c1020

said, he proposed that the House should meet for a very few minutes to-morrow for the purpose of receiving a Bill providing for the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland, which he understood was likely to pass the House of Commons that evening. It was absolutely necessary that no time should be lost in the matter, as the existing law suspending the Act would expire on Saturday the 1st of June. He should move the second reading of the Bill on Monday, and it was desirable it should be passed as soon as possible, inasmuch as, owing to the absence of Her Majesty at Balmoral, a longer period than usual must elapse before the Royal Assent could be obtained.

House adjourned at Six o'clock, till To-morrow, Three o'clock.