§ LORD BUCKMASTER
My Lords, can the noble Marquess who is leading the House give us any information about the business of the House?
§ THE LORD PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY)
My Lords, I am glad to say that our labours are very nearly completed. We have to consider only the remaining stages of the two Bills which appear on the Order Paper this afternoon. One of them, the Trade Facilities and Loans Guarantee Bill, will be disposed of to-day. The Importation of Animals Bill stands on the Paper for its Committee stage to-day, and the remaining stages will be taken to-morrow. I do not apprehend that there will be a Report stage, though that remains to be seen. There are no Amendments On the Paper, but since I have been in the House I have gathered that notice has been given of a manuscript Amendment, upon which, of course, it will be for your Lordships to decide.
Besides the Bills upon the Paper, there remains the Consolidated Fund Bill, which, as your Lordships know, is only a formality. I propose, therefore, to take all its stages to-morrow, when the usual Resolution suspending the Standing Orders will be moved. I shall ask the House, if it be willing, to sit at 12 o'clock to-morrow.