§ House in Committee (according to Order): The Amendments proposed by the Select Committee made.
§ THE EARL OP GRANARD
My Lords, in snowing that Standing Order No. XXXIX be dispensed with so far as this Bill and Bill No. 7 are concerned, I should like to say that the Lord Chairman, with whom I have been in consultation, agrees to this course, which will greatly expedite the two Bills and enable them to get through a week sooner than would otherwise be the case. Both Bills were delayed in a certain sense owing to the somewhat long Whitsuntide recess. In these circumstances, I hope your Lordships will agree to pass both Bills through their remaining stages to-night.
THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL OF DONOUGHMORE)
As the noble Earl has said, he been good enough to consult me on this matter, and I think it would be to the public advantage if your Lordships would agree to the course proposed. These Bills have been strenuously fought in your Lordships' House, and, of course, they may be fought in the other House, in which case, as the session is getting on, the saving of a week will be very desirable.
§ Standing Order No. XXXIX considered (according to Order) and dispensed with: Amendments reported: Bill read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.