§ Brought from the Commons.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
LORD BALFOUR OF BURLEIGH
Would the noble Earl the Leader of the House say whether any plan has been made as to the subsequent stages of this Bill? My reason for asking is that, while I do not anticipate any difficulty about the Second Reading, there were a good many Amendments made in the later stages in another place, and I think it would be convenient if we could have time between the Second Reading and the Committee stage here to communicate Amendments to Scotland in order that they may be considered fairly and properly in the Committee of this House. If a few days could elapse between the Second Reading and the Committee stage it would be for the convenience of your Lordships.
§ THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (EARL CURZON OF KEDLESTON)
My Lords, in reply to t he question of my noble friend, I think of putting down the Second Reading of the Bill on Wednesday of next week, and then I will endeavour to arrange for an interval of a few days between the Second Reading and Committee stage, for the reasons which the noble Lord has pleaded.
§ EARL CURZON OF KEDLESTON
I will endeavour to meet the view of the noble Lord, but I should not like to give a definite pledge at the moment without a clear idea of what our plans will have to be.
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.