§ House in Committee (according to Order): Bill reported without amendment.
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
My Lords, I should like to ask the Government whether they mean that all these Bills are to be carried through their remaining stages to-day under the suspension of the Standing Order? Your Lordships will remember that upon a previous occasion we had some discussion on this point. The Motion as to the suspension of the Standing Order was exactly the same as 558 now. Some noble Lords called the attention of the Government to the fact that it might be wise to suspend the Standing Order only with regard to Bills about which there was urgency. The noble Earl replied that it did not follow, because the Standing Order was suspended generally, that therefore the suspension would be used in respect of every one of the Bills which stood upon the Order Paper; and on that account the Motion was passed. When it comes to a Bill like the Solicitors (Articled Clerks) Bill, about which I can imagine there is no haste whatever, surely there is no reason why the ordinary procedure of the House should be varied.
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD FINLAY)
I do not propose to carry this Bill through all its stages to-day.