HL Deb 30 April 1889 vol 335 cc772-3

In moving to refer this Bill to the Standing Committee for Law, I would like to say that I entirely agree with my noble Friend (Lord Herschell) that the proceedings of these Standing Committees should be public, unless the Committee otherwise decide. It would be extremely hard upon your Lordships, as well as upon the general public, if, when important alterations are made in Bills before the Standing Committees, there are no means of ascertaining the reasons and arguments which guided noble Lords in coming to their conclusions.

Bill committed to the Standing Committee for Bills relating to Law, &c.

House adjourned at a quarter before Five o'clock to Thursday next, a quarter past Ten o'clock.