§ VISCOUNT HALDANE
My Lords, I should like to ask the noble Marquess the Leader of the House if he can make any statement to us about the adjournment.
§ THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY)
My Lords, we hope that there is nothing that will prevent the adjournment to-morrow. We are going to ask your Lordships to meet at twelve o'clock to-morrow and we propose that there should be a Royal Commission at a quarter past twelve. It will be necessary, at the meeting of the House, to move the suspension of the Standing Orders in order to pass the Consolidated Fund Bill through all its stages at that short sitting of the House, and then your Lordships will gain a well-earned holiday. We propose that the holiday should last until November 8. I cannot say whether there will be any business to engage your Lordships' attention on that day, but it is necessary that the House should assemble in case there should be business then. After that, if the House pleases, there might be another short adjournment if there is no business immediately. I am told there is some small business for November 9.