HL Deb 31 March 1914 vol 15 c810

Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.


My Lords, in moving the Third Reading of this Bill I should like to make two remarks. I desire, in the first place, to thank the Lord Chancellor for the generous way in which he has received the Bill and for his promise that he will do what he can to secure that the Bill shall pass through the other House and become law. Secondly, I should like to point out that, by means of the adjournment of various stages of the Bill, all opponents have been settled with in a conciliatory spirit. It was not necessary for them actually to move Amendments, but they were met, and the Bill is now in an agreed form. I think it is important that the Bill should leave your Lordships' House in an agreed form having regard to its chances elsewhere. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.—(Lord Parmoor.)


My Lords, I think the House will feel under an obligation to the noble and learned Lord for the trouble he has taken in regard to this Bill, and the tact with which he has piloted it through all its stages here. It is a Bill of which the Government entirely approve, and we shall give all the assistance we can in passing it through the other House.

On Question, Bill read 3a and passed, and sent to the Commons.