§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR
My Lords, this is a Bill brought in to facilitate the execution of trusts during the present war. There are a good many officers and other persons away at the war who are trustees. They therefore cannot attend meetings of trustees, and cannot themselves attend to the execution of the trusts. This Bill enables such persons during the war to delegate their duties as trustees by power of attorney.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a.
§ Committee negatived: Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bill read 3a and passed.227
§ Read 2a (according to Order): Committee negatived: Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bills read 3a, and passed.