HL Deb 22 August 1907 vol 181 cc1073-4

I have to ask the noble Earl whether he will give your Lordships some idea as to the course of public business during the next two or three days.


I will enlighten the noble Marquess as far as I can. The noble Marquess will understand that my statement is subject to necessary modifications, particularly with regard to smaller Bills. The first Order to-morrow is the Report on the House of Lords Offices. We propose to take the Committee stage of the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill as the first important Order of to-morrow, and then the Evicted Tenants (Ireland) Bill (consideration of Commons Amendments). Committee stage of Public Health Bill, and the Committee stage of The Patents and Designs Bill. There are ore or two other smaller measures on the Paper in case time should serve to reach them. On Saturday I propose to take first a very small matter, the Qualification of Women Bill, which has returned with one Amendment from another place, and then to take the Report stage of the Bill with which we have been dealing to-day, the English Land Bill, and I also hope your Lordships will allow it to be read a third time in order that on Monday the Amendments made by your Lordships' House may be, considered. On Monday we propose to take the Report and, if your Lordships will allow, as I hope you will, also the Third Reading of the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill and the Council of India Bill, and the Second Reading of the Land Values (Scotland) Bill. I think, perhaps, that is as much information as I can give at this moment.


Can the noble Earl say anything about the Transvaal Loan Bill?


We thought Tuesday.

House adjourned at twenty minutes minutes past Twelve o'clock, a.m., till a quarter past Four o'clock.