§ Report from His Majesty's Attorney-General received, and ordered to lie on the Table.
§ THE ACTING CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (Lord BALFOUR OF BURLEIGH)
My Lords, with regard to this Bill I desire to move the suspension of the Order made on 14th March to the effect that no private Bill brought from the House of Commons should be read a second time after 16th June. I move this only as a prelude to another Motion which I shall place on the Paper for an early day next week. I have not moved it to-day because it is possible that there will be some discussion upon it, and it would not be convenient to have it today. This Bill is one of very great magnitude, comprising 372 clauses, and there have been a large number of Amendments made in another place. I wish to give notice in moving the suspension of the Standing Order to-day that I shall propose to the House next week to carry this Bill forward to next session. I will give my reasons on that occasion for moving that Motion.
§ Moved, "That the Order made on the 14th day of March last, "That no Private Bill brought from the House of Commons shall be read a second time after the 16th 395 day of June next,' be dispensed with, and that the Bill be now read 2a."—(Lord Balfour of Burleigh.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to. Bill read 2a accordingly and committed.