§ Returned from the Commons with the Amendments agreed to, with a consequential Amendment to the Bill.
§ Commons Consequential Amendment considered (on Motion).
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (The Earl of HALSBURY)
My Lords, I beg to move that this House do agree with the House of Commons in the consequential Amendment which has been made in this measure. The nature of the Amendment is this, that whereas, under the Amendment that your Lordships agreed to, an occasional licence might be obtained from two magistrates when the circumstances were such that the parties had not previously applied in time, the consequential Amendment is that the magistrates should have jurisdiction to consider whether the parties ought to have applied to the regular meeting of the magistrates, and not, as it were, have a selected tribunal for themselves. I think your Lordships will agree that the Amendment is a very proper one, and I move that the House do agree with it.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ House adjourned at Six o'clock, till Tomorrow, a quarter past Four o'clock.