HL Deb 28 July 1924 vol 58 cc1110-1

My Lords, may I say one word about the Committee for Privileges which has interested the noble Marquess, Lord Salisbury, this afternoon? He appreciates the fact that we do not want to obstruct the business of the House in any way and the arrangement I have been able to make for to-morrow's sitting are that the Committee should sit, as it has been allowed to sit before, in the Conference Room, or "Moses Room." Your Lordships will realise that this is a busy time of year, and I am anxious to conclude those two cases to-morrow, if I can. I should be sorry, therefore, to lose an hour's work. I suggest that we should be allowed to sit until a quarter to four in that room, and I would ask your Lordships to be a little patient with those members of the House who are attending the Committee, and who may arrive half an hour late.


My Lords, perhaps your Lordships will forgive me for rising immediately after the noble Earl. I do so on account of an observation of mine made, perhaps, without proper respect for the high office which my noble friend holds. So far as I am concerned, and if I speak for anybody else in your Lordships' House, I am sure that we shall readily fall in with the wishes of my noble friend.