HL Deb 08 August 1889 vol 339 cc721-2

Commons Amendments considered (according to order).


Most of the Commons Amendments to this Bill are of a formal character, and I do not think it is necessary that I should go through them. A few errors have crept in by inadvertence. One is that the penalty imposed shall not extend to prevent the employment of male persons on urgent occasions as may, in the judgment of the superintendent or proprietor of the asylum or registered house, be desirable. It is obvious that the intention was to provide for cases where there might be a necessity for employing male attendants on urgent occasions, but the draftsman has hardly expressed that idea.

Some Amendments agreed to; Some agreed to, with Amendments, and a consequential Amendment made to the Bill: Some disagreed to; and a Committee appointed to prepare reasons to be offered to the Commons for the Lords disagreeing to some of their Amendments: The Committee to meet forthwith.