HL Deb 24 July 1928 vol 71 c1304

My Lords, before we adjourn I desire to say that I have made inquiry and find that in all quarters of the House it would appear to be agreeable that we should not meet to-morrow for ordinary business until twenty minutes past four o'clock. The reason is that there is going to be an interesting presentation to a colleague of mine—may I say a great Englishman or perhaps I ought to say a great Scotsman—and that many members of both Houses of Parliament are very much interested in the occasion. As the event is to take place at four o'clock it has been thought good to ask your Lordships not to meet till twenty minutes after that hour.


My Lords, may I say that my noble friends who sit on this Bench gladly consent and we should be only too pleased to reinforce in any way we could the compliment to be paid, even at the cost of deferring for twenty minutes the exciting prospect of debating the Racecourse Betting Bill.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before eight o'clock.