§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
My Lords, I beg to ask my noble friend, the First Commissioner of Works, if he can tell your Lordships anything as to the progress of business, and as to what he proposes for the remainder of the days before we adjourn for the Easter recess. I would also, and especially, ask him if he can tell us on what day, he thinks, this House will adjourn, and for how long.
THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (THE EARL OF CRAWFORD)
My Lords, I promised the noble Marquess that I would make a statement to-day for the general convenience of your Lordships and of the officers of the House. I am afraid, however, that my statement must still be of a provisional character. What I hope is that your Lordships will adjourn on Wednesday, April 12 (to-morrow week), after a sitting which I think will probably be necessary on that day. We are very anxious to get the Electricity (Supply) Bill, of which my noble friend, Viscount Peel, is in charge, to the House of Commons before the Easter recess, if possible, and we might have to ask your Lordships to sit on Monday to deal with the Report stage. That, however, must for the moment remain undetermined. I think, therefore, that Wednesday, the 12th, will be the date upon which we shall adjourn, and, subject to any further consideration which may arise, I should invite your Lordships to reassemble on Tuesday, May 2.