§ THE LORD PRIVY SEAL AND SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (THE EARL OF CREWE)
I ask your Lordships to give a First Reading to a Bill to constitute the Union of South Africa.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Earl of Crewe.)
§ On Question. Bill read 1a.
§ THE EARL OF CREWE
I propose, with the leave of the House, to take the Second Reading of this Bill on Tuesday next. I hope that the Bill will be in your Lordships' hands by to-morrow. The notice may 683 seem rather short, but I would remind the House that in all its main features the Bill has already been in your hands for some time, having been printed as a Parliamentary Paper. Certain Amendments have been made in consultation with the Delegates from South Africa which will appear in the final form of the Bill, and I hope that the notice for Tuesday next will, in the circumstances, be considered sufficient.
§ Bill to be printed; and to be read 2a on Tuesday next. (No. 113.)