§ [SECOND READING.)
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD NEWTON
My Lords, this is a non-controversial measure dealing with police pensions, which has come up from another place. I understand that the Government have no objection to it, and I hope, therefore, the House will allow it to be read a second time.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(Lord Newton.)
§ THE LORD STEWARD (Earl BEAUCHAMP)
My Lords, I have only to say, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, that they offer no opposition to the Second Reading of the Bill. The Home Office are still of opinion that their original proposal was the best, but as this is a compromise they will do nothing to prevent the passing of this Bill.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.