§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (The Earl of CREWE)
My Lords, I beg to move that Standing Order XXXIX. be considered in order to its being suspended for this day's sitting. That enables us to take Bills through more than one stage, but I desire to say that this power, which is so very ordinarily taken, as noble Lords opposite know, at this time of the year, is not intended to be unscrupulously used. I shall, however, ask your 1634 Lordships to deal with the Irish Universities Bill in that manner, so that the Bill with any Amendments that are made may be returned to the House of Commons to-day.
§ Moved, "That Standing Order No. XXXIX. be considered in order to its being suspended for this day's sitting."—(The Earl of Crewe.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.