§ LORD STRACHIE
I understand that the noble Marquess who leads the Opposition desires that this Bill, which is down in my name for Second Reading to-day, should be put off until to-morrow. I need hardly say that we gladly assent to the postponement of the Bill to suit the noble Marquess's convenience.
§ THE MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE
I believe it was settled some days ago between the Whips on both sides that the Bill was to be taken to-morrow, and it was with surprise that we saw it on the Order Paper for to-day. I know at least one noble Lord who intends to make some observations on the Bill but who is not here tonight.
§ EARL BEAUCHAMP
I dare say the mistake was due to the unfortunate illness of my noble friend Lord Herschell.
§ Second Reading put off accordingly till To-morrow.
§ House adjourned at twenty minutes past Five o'clock, till Tomorrow, a quarter past Four o'clock.