§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (EARL BEAUCHAMP)
My Lords, although this Bill is not one which can technically be called wholly an emergency measure, nevertheless it is one to which I hope your Lordships will give your agreement in the course of this evening. It deals with a number of anomalies and small matters connected with the superannuation of Civil Servants, and the passing of the Bill during the present session will allow the relatives of any Civil Servants who fall in the war to have certain advantages. The various matters with which the Bill deals are not of any great im- 704 portance, and unless some noble Lord opposite is anxious for further information on the subject I shall not venture to trouble your Lordships with any remarks explanatory of the small matters with which the various clauses of the Bill are concerned. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(Earl Beauchamp.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2ª.
§ Committee negatived: Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bill read 3ª, and passed.