§ THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (The Marquess of RIPON)
My Lords, I have endeavoured to ascertain what would be likely to be agreeable to the large majority of your Lordships in reference to our sittings, and, as far as I have been 498 able to obtain information, it appears to me that your Lordships favour the course which was followed during the Autumn Sittings, and prefer to meet on Wednesdays and not on Fridays. In these circumstances I beg to move the Motion which stands in my name on the Paper.
§ Moved, "That for the remainder of the session the sittings of this House shall be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, unless otherwise ordered."—(The Marquess of Ripon.)
§ *THE MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE
My Lords, this matter is clearly one which should be decided with a view to the general convenience of the House. We have made inquiries on this side, and the impression which we have derived corresponds with that which has been formed by the noble Marquess opposite.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to,