HL Deb 15 May 1912 vol 11 cc1028-9

I have to ask your Lordships' permission to do rather an exceptional thing to-morrow in the case of a Bill which is before your Lordships' House awaiting Second Reading. It is not desired to read it a second time until the Standing Orders Committee of the House of Commons have given a decision which they are expected to give very shortly, but their decision has not been arrived at in time for me to move the Second Reading of the Bill now. The Bill to which I refer is the Great Central Railway Bill, and the particular subject concerns a dock at Grimsby. It is a late Bill, and I do not wish to move that it be read a second time until it is known whether the Standing Orders Committee in another place will dispense with their Standing Orders to allow the Bill to proceed. The decision of that Committee will not be known until later this afternoon, and if their decision is in favour of the Bill proceeding, it is important that it should be read a second time before we adjourn for the Whitsuntide recess, so that the time for depositing petitions might commence to run at once and the Bill go to a Committee immediately on the resumption of the House after Whitsuntide. I therefore propose to ask leave to move the Second Reading of the Bill to-morrow morning when the House is sitting for Judicial business.