HL Deb 13 May 1875 vol 224 cc543-4

said, that when he gave Notice of his intention to move that evening the adjournment of the House for the Whitsuntide Recess, he was not aware that the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill would come before their Lordships' House so soon as it had done. Their Lordships were aware of the necessity that the Bill should pass into a law as rapidly as possible, and therefore if their Lordships should that night assent to the second reading—as he anticipated they would—he would then ask their Lordships to take the Committee and the third reading to-morrow, so that the Bill might go throught he remaining stages before the Recess. Many noble Lords, however, had made arrangements on the supposition that the Adjournment would take place that night, and therefore it might be inconvenient for their Lordships to meet at 5 P.M. This being so, he would, if it should meet with the wishes of the House, move the Adjournment until 2 o'clock to-morrow, instead of the usual hour of 5 o'clock.


said, his noble Friend Lord Granville, who was unable to be in his place that evening, had asked him to say that he thought the arrangement suggested by the noble Duke was a desirable one under the circumstances.