§ House in Committee (according to Order).
THE LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord LOREBORN)
My Lords, I had intended suggesting certain Amendments, which, as I said on the Second Reading, would not be of an important character. But I think it very desirable that this House should proceed as rapidly as possible, so that the Bill may have a better chance of passing into law, and I will refrain from moving Amendments, at all events at this stage. I do not think the Amendments which I shall propose will at all alarm the noble and learned Lord, or meet with opposition from him.
§ Bill reported, without Amendment, to the House.
§ THE EARL OF HALSBURY
The same observations apply to this Bill, which has passed through the Standing Committee before. I think your Lordships will agree that it would only give a certain number of noble Lords the inconvenience of coming here to do nothing if it went to the Standing Committee. I 221 therefore move that that stage be negatived.
§ Moved, "That the Standing Committee be negatived."—(The Earl of Halsbury.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to. Bill to be read 3a on Thursday next.