HL Deb 22 July 1897 vol 51 c699

On the Order for the Third Reading of this Bill,


said he ought to call the attention of Lord Monkswell to the fact that he was told that if the last clause of the Bill was retained, it would cause considerable difficulty with regard to negotiations that had been pending for some time. He would suggest that he should therefore omit that clause, but, as he did not think it would be quite regular to do it at this moment, the better course would be for him to move the adjournment of the Debate until to-morrow. In the meantime, he could give notice of his intention to omit the clause.


said he had already been made acquainted by the Colonial Office with the difficulty in regard to that clause, which he proposed to leave out. If the noble and learned Lord thought it had better be done to-morrow, he would take that course. He would, however, move the other Amendments of which he had given notice. They did not deal with the substance of the Measure at all.

Amendments made:—

Clause 1,—