HL Deb 20 March 1896 vol 38 cc1451-2

On the Report of Amendments to this Bill—


said he had no intention to trouble the House with an explanation of his objections to the Bill. He had done so before and found that his objections had had no effect. But a very peculiar state of things seemed to have happened with regard to the Bill, because, as he knew personally, Amendments were moved to the Bill in Committee, and passed, and yet those Amendments did not appear in it. Therefore if the Bill was passed as it stood it would not pass precisely in the form in which it passed the Standing Committee. For instance, he might mention that in certain parts of the Bill the word "from" was eliminated and the word "for" inserted, and the Amendment did not appear in the copy of the Bill before their Lordships. He was a young Member of their Lordships' House, and he was not exactly acquainted with its forms, but it seemed to him to be rather a lawless proceeding to take the present shape without the Amendments made in the Standing Committee being inserted in the Bill.


said, he presumed the explanation was that the Bill had not been yet reprinted since it passed the Standing Committee. But the fact of the Bill not having been reprinted would not undo the decision of the Standing Committee.


said, the corrections alluded to by the noble Lord had been made in the Bill, and if the Bill passed the present stage, it would pass in the form in which it was meant to pass through the Standing Committee.

Amendments reported (according to Order), and Bill to be read 3a on Monday next.