§ Order of the day read for the House going into Committee.
§ LORD HYLTON
My Lords, in moving that the House resolve itself into Committee on this Bill I am very anxious 1409 not to stand between your Lordships and the Motion on the Paper in the name of my noble friend Lord Halifax. A number of Amendments to my Bill have been put down by the noble Earl the President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, I am quite willing to accept them all, and I would suggest to your Lordships that the most convenient course, one which has been agreed to by the noble Earl opposite, is that the Bill should pass through Committee without Amendment and that the Amendments should be made in the Standing Committee.
§ Moved, That the House resolve itself into Committee on this Bill.—(Lord Hylton.)
§ LORD BURGHCLERE
My Lords, I rise to make an appeal to the noble Lord opposite. A great number of Amendments to this Bill have been put down by the Local Government Board. They are very complicated Amendments and rather difficult to understand. My noble friend has expressed his willingness to accept those Amendments. I would suggest to him that he should withdraw his Bill and have it reprinted with the Amendments incorporated. The Bill would then be intelligible to your Lordships. For myself, I approve entirely of the principle of the Bill. There are, however, one or two matters in it which require consideration, and this observation applies also to the Amendments standing in the name of my noble friend the President of the Board of Agriculture. If my noble friend in charge of the Bill would pursue the course I have suggested it would not interfere with the prospects of the Measure, but enable it to be much better considered and render it more intelligible.
§ LORD HYLTON
I hope my noble friend will not press that suggestion. These Amendments are all practically accepted. I trust the House will agree to the course which I have proposed.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee (according to Order).1410
THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (The Earl of ONSLOW)
I understand that no Amendments are to be proposed at this stage.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (Earl CARRINGTON)
intimated that that was so.
Bill passed through Committee, and reported without Amendment to the House and re-committed to the Standing Committee.