§ House in Committee (according to order).
* THE SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF TRADE (Lord BALFOUR OF BURLEIGH)
My Lords, the amendments which stand in my name are to the two Orders which affect the City of London, and are little more than drafting Amendments. As they are matters of agreement, I think I need say no more about them. With regard to the Amendments standing in the name of the noble Lord opposite, those I shall be glad to adopt, with some verbal alterations which the promoters and other parties have agreed to. This Bill, as far as this particular Order is concerned, was the first opposed when the Order was made sending it to a Committee. Since that time an agreement has been come to between the parties concerned, the Corporation of the City of London, and the London County Council. Therefore, if your Lordships will now accept the Amendments which are on the Paper, there is every prospect that the Orders 1860 in question will pass through this House and the other House as matters of agreement. Under these circumstances, I beg to move the Amendments which stand in my own name, and in the name of the noble Lord opposite.
§ Amendments made.
* LORD BALFOUR OF BURLEIGH
Owing to the advanced period of the Session, it is necessary to ask your Lordships for some indulgence in regard to this Bill. If your Lordships consent to suspend the Standing Order, I propose to pass the Bill through its other stages this afternoon, in order that there may be a reasonable prospect of its passing through the other House of Parliament. Ample opportunity will be given to any one who desires to object within the number of days which have necessarily to expire; but unless this be agreed to there is grave fear that what I believe to be practicable now will be lost through lapse of time. I hope under those circumstances your Lordships will agree to the suspension of the Standing Orders.
§ Standing Order No. XXXIX, considered (according to order), and dispensed with: Amendments reported: Bill read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.