HL Deb 27 November 1888 vol 331 c292

asked the Lord Chancellor, If all Bills passed over by the Adjournment to 6th November are to be deemed the subjects of lapsed Orders as they would have been if Parliament had been prorogued instead of having been adjourned on Monday the 13th of August?


said, that there had already been a discussion on this subject. An Order which did not come on at the appointed time became a dropped Order, but could be revived by specific Motion. But a mere Adjournment could not destroy a Bill.


said, that he had always thought that his first Bill appointed for six months after January 31, 1887, might be read a second time after the six months; but it was not on the Paper he could not apply for an appointment. There would be plenty of time now ot appoint any of his three Bills waiting for second reading before an Adjournment or Prorogation.