§ Bill read 3a (according to order).
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord LOREBURN)
My Lords, I have six pages of Amendments to propose in this Bill, and I shall say a very few words in regard to them. The Bill is one which has been introduced in pursuance of recommendations of the Statute Law Revision Committee. The revised edition already comes down to the year 1896, and the purpose of this Bill is to bring it down to the year 1900, and so close the century. Pursuant to the usual practice, the Bill has been sent to the various Departments concerned, and the Amendments which I have to propose are the suggestions of the Departments. They are all entirely and solely for the purpose of accurately representing what the law is in view of the repeals and qualifications in more recent legislation. The matter is extremely technical, but there is not the least ground for supposing that there is any change at all made in the law. All that is intended is to have a faithful record of what the Statute Law is. Accordingly I propose, following the course adopted by my predecessor, to move the whole of these Amendments en bloc.
§ Moved, "That the Amendments be added to the Bill."—(The Lord Chancellor).
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.
§ House adjourned at twenty minutes before Five o'clock, to Monday next, a quarter before Eleven o'clock.