HL Deb 25 January 1916 vol 20 cc1023-4


Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, this is a very unimportant amending Bill which deals with the suspension of sentences. The reason it is brought in is that under the Act of last year there is no one in this country with power to deal with sentences which have been suspended overseas, and this has naturally led to considerable inconvenience with regard to the Forces in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a—(Lord Newton.)

On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole HouseTo-morrow.

House adjourned during pleasure; and resumed by the DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE.