§ Read 1ª (The Lord President); to be printed. (No. 116.)
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
gave Notice that on Monday next he should move the second reading of the Registration of Voters (England) Bill.
LORD CAELINGFORD (LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL)
said, he hoped the House would also read the Registration of Voters (Ireland) Bill a second time on Monday, as there was urgent reason why it should be passed as soon as possible.
THE EARL OF ROSEBERY
said, he proposed to ask their Lordships to take the second reading of the Registration of Voters (Scotland) Bill on Monday, and he hoped they would see their way to pressing that Bill forward also.
THE MARQUESS OF SALISBUEY
said, he would make an appeal to the noble Earl opposite (Earl Granville). There was a strong desire, not only among supporters of the Government, but also on his own side of the House, that the English and Irish Bills should, if possible, pass before Whitsuntide. That would be impossible if their Lordships adjourned on Tuesday, as was originally intended; and, therefore, he suggested that they should not adjourn for the Recess till Thursday.
assented to the proposal, observing that there was no chance of adjourning for the Recess before Thursday.