HL Deb 21 July 1908 vol 192 cc1656-7

House in Committee (according to Order).

[The Earl of ONSLOW in the Chair].

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

Clause 3:

Verbal Amendment agreed to.

Clause 3, as amended, agreed to.

LORD AVEBURY moved the insertion of a new Clause, the object of which was, he explained, to meet the suggestion made on behalf of His Majesty's Government during the Second Reading. The clause which he proposed to insert was taken from the Local Government Act of 1888.

Amendment moved— After Clause 3, to insert the following new clause—'It shall be lawful for His Majesty the King, by Order in Council, from time to time to alter the instructions, precepts, notices, and forma under the Registration of Electors Act, 1888, and any other Act for the time being in force amending or affecting the Acts mentioned in this subsection, and the instructions, precepts, notices, and forms specified in any such Order in Council shall be observed and be valid by law, and clerks of the peace and town clerks and other officers shall act accordingly.'"—(Lord Avebury.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to.


LORD AVEBURY moved to omit the schedule. This was, he said, a consequential Amendment.

Amendment moved, to leave out the schedule.—(Lord Avebury.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Bill recommitted to the Standing Committee, and to be printed as amended. (No. 166.)