HL Deb 14 July 1927 vol 68 c554

My Lords, with reference to this Order which is not yet presented to your Lordships but will, I believe, shortly be presented, I think I ought to say that it is twenty-three years since we dispensed with Standing Order No. 87A, which forbids a Bill of this kind being introduced after Whitsuntide. I have been in communication with the Government Department concerned and I am satisfied there is a public reason why this very exceptional course should be pursued. On the other hand, I think if it was not pursued there would be a certain public disadvantage. I would like to mention that I am assured there is a strong hope that this Order will be unopposed and that is another consideration which encourages me to ask your Lordships to dispense with the Standing Order in this case.

Moved, That Standing Order No. 87A be considered in order to its being dispensed with.—(The Earl of Donoughmore.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and leave for the Bill to be read 1a given accordingly.


My Lords, I beg to present a Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1892, relating to Kilmarnock gas and water; and to move that it be read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Duke of Sutherland.)

On Question, Bill read 1a; to be printed; and referred to the Examiners.