HL Deb 08 July 1889 vol 337 cc1669-70

House in Committee (according to order).

Bill reported, without Amendment.

Standing Order No. XXXIX. Considered, according to order.


My Lords, I beg to move, in accordance with the Notice that I have placed upon the Paper, that the Standing Order be dispensed with, in order that at this sitting the Bill may be passed through its remaining stages. The Bill itself is urgent, for the reasons which I had the privilege of stating to your Lordships last Friday; and, as it has passed the Second Reading without opposition, and through Committee without Amendment, and as it is so much in the nature of a Money Bill, which this House could only with great difficulty amend, I think I may appeal with some confidence to the House to regard it as a reasonable proposal to suspend the Standing Order.

Moved, "That Standing Order No. XXXIX. be dispensed with."—(The Lord Balfour.)


I hope that your Lordships will not agree to this Motion. It is absolutely necessary to make some verbal alteration in this Bill. As to the fact of its being a Money Bill, we are not so afraid of Money Bills in this House as is commonly supposed; in fact, the House of Commons very often agree to Amendments bonâ fide made by this House in similar Bills. For myself, I would much sooner have voted for the continuance of the Coal and Wine Dues, which I believe were most useful and kept up the honour of the City, and did not impose any serious tax upon the ratepayers. I beg to oppose the suspension of the Standing Order, and to suggest that the Bill should come before us in Committee to-morrow.

Motion put, and agreed to.

Bill read 3a and passed.