HL Deb 06 August 1888 vol 329 c1638

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee, read.


said, many Amendments were necessarily made in a Bill of this kind, which had been discussed at great length in "another place." It was also necessary at the last moment to insert a considerable number of merely verbal or drafting Amendments. He had not put these on the Notice paper at this stage, because to do so would have made it very laborious for their Lordships to go through them all and find out which Amendments arose through imperfect drafting, and those which were of importance. The drafting Amendments would be nearly 140 in number, and it was proposed that they should be put in at a subsequent stage of the Bill. Nothing but verbal Amendments had been postponed, and he hoped their Lordships would approve that arrangement.

Moved, "That the House do now resolve itself into Committe upon the said Bill."—(The Lord Balfour.)

Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.

Title and Preamble postponed.

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