§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee, read.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord Emmott.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly.
§ [The EARL OF DONOUGHMORE in the Chair.]
§ Clause 1:
§ Power to extend classes of persons for whose benefit Osborne House is to be used.
§ 1. His Majesty may, by Order in Council, add to the persons for whose benefit the part of Osborne House mentioned in paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section one of the Osborne Estate Act, 1902, is to be used, such other classes of persons as, subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be imposed by the Order, he may determine to be qualified on account of their public services to participate in such benefit, and may from time to time by Order in Council revoke or vary any such Order.398
§ LORD EMMOTT
My Lords, I must apologise for the absence of my noble friend Lord Beauchamp who, owing to an important engagement, has been compelled to leave the House. In the discussion that took place on the Second Reading the noble Earl opposite (Lord Camperdown) raised the question of priority being given to applications made on behalf of naval and military officers. The Amendment which I now move is for the purpose of carrying out that idea. I understand that the noble Earl is willing to accept our form, and not to move his own Amendment.
Clause 1, page 1, line 12, leave out ("and") and insert ("so however that one such condition shall be that in granting admission, priority shall be given to officers of His Majesty's naval and military forces and His Majesty").—(Lord Emmott.)
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.
§ Remaining Clause agreed to.
§ The Report of the Amendment to be received To-morrow, and Bill to be printed as amended. (No. 218).
§ Read 3ª (according to Order), and passed.