HL Deb 16 August 1889 vol 339 c1453

On the Motion by the Chairman of Committees, Standing Orders No. XXXIX. and 143A be dispensed with in order to enable the Bill to be read the third time.


briefly protested against the growing practice of suspending Standing Orders in order that Bills might be forced into law. He pointed out that if he pressed his opposition to the Motion to a Division, and secured a Teller, the House would be compelled to meet on a subsequent occasion, because the Standing Orders provided for the attendance of 30 Peers in order to make a Division effective, and at that moment there were not 10 noble Lords in the House. He did not propose to take that extreme course; but he thought it right formally to protest against this hurried legislation, which, he would mention, was always deprecated by the late Chairman of Committees, Lord Redesdale.

The Motion was agreed to, and the Bill read 3a and passed, and sent to the Commons.