§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord Strachie.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly.
§ [The EARL OF DONOUGHMORE in the Chair.]
§ The Amendments proposed by the Select Committee made.
§ THE PAYMASTER-GENERAL (LORD STRACHIE)
My Lords, I desire to move a further Amendment. It is to insert a new paragraph as follows:—"During the continuation of the war and twelve months thereafter the consent of the Treasury shall be required to the borrowing of any money under the powers authorised by this Order." This is a provision which is being inserted in all Bills of this nature, and it is one the importance of which your Lordships will at once recognise.
§ The said Amendment moved, and, on Question, agreed to.613
§ LORD STRACHIE
I now move that Standing Order No. XXXIX be considered in order to its being dispensed with. Though formerly a contentious measure, this Bill is now unopposed both in another place and in this House; and as its provisions are to come into force on April 1 your Lordships will see the necessity of passing the Bill through all its stages to-day.
Standing Order No. XXXIX considered (according to Order) and dispensed with: Amendments reported: Bill read 3a, with the Amendments, and passed and returned to the Commons.