HL Deb 19 March 1924 vol 56 cc913-4

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord Lamington.)


My Lords, on this Motion I would like to remind your Lordships that, for reasons which the noble Lord in charge of the Bill is not in the least responsible, the discussion on the Second Reading was rather truncated. The most rev. Primate himself only addressed your Lordships, I think, for about a minute and a half. There is a certain amount to be said to-night and there are considerable Amendments on the Paper, many of them involving a good deal of detail, which requires discussion. I do not think the Bill could be disposed of in much under an hour. In those circumstanees, I beg to move that the debate be adjourned until to-morrow.

Moved, That the debate be adjourned until to-morrow.—(Earl Russell.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.


My Lords, I hope I am entitled to say a word on this matter. I thought the fact that the noble Earl and myself had agreed—


May I remind the noble Lord that the Motion has been disposed of?