HL Deb 15 August 1901 vol 99 cc890-1

Commons' Amendments considered (on motion).


Two Amendments have been made to this Bill in the House of Commons. One is a small drafting Amendment, and the other, I regret to say, is the omission of the libel clause to which the noble and learned Lord on the Woolsack had assented in this House. The law officers of the Crown, however, could not see their way to agree to it in the other House, and, as they gave me to understand that they could not assent to any clause which would have carried out the object I had in view, I was reluctantly obliged to drop the clause altogether.

Moved, That this House agree with the House of Commons in their Amendments.—(Lord Windsor.)

On Question, Commons' Amendments agreed to.

House adjourned at five minutes before Seven of the clock, till to-morrow, a quarter past Four of the clock.