§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (LORD EMMOTT)
My Lords, certain sheriffs' substitutes are serving His Majesty in connection with the war. It is very doubtful whether the present law allows an interim appointment in their place, because they cannot be said to be away on account of ill-health. It is to remedy that fault in the law that this Bill is introduced.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Emmott.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a.
§ Committee negatived: Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bill read 3a, and passed.