§ THE EARL OF IDDESLEIGH
My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, I beg to move the Motion which stands in his name on the Order Paper.
My Lords, I do not quite know what has happened about this Bill. The noble Marquess the Leader of the House [the Marquess of Salisbury] indicated that in the view of the Government the Bill could not very well go any further, and should, as I understood him to say, be referred to the Royal Commission on Transport. I suppose the discussion on that point will be taken at the adjournment. I do not know whether the noble Marquess has any information to give the House to-day about the position.
§ THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY)
My Lords, as the Motion has been made for the adjournment, it will probably be for the convenience of the noble Earl and the House if we postpone discussion till the Bill comes up again. The noble Earl is perfectly right in saying that I suggested to my noble friend in charge of the Bill that the Bill ought not to go to a Committee of the whole House, but that it should be referred to the Royal Commission, or, if the Royal Commission was unable to deal with it, to a Select Committee, but that can be dealt with when the matter comes to be discussed on Tuesday next if the House should postpone it till that day.
§ LORD BUCKMASTER
My Lords, there is on the Order Paper another 731 Motion in the name of the noble Earl regarding this Bill, and that is that the Bill should be referred to a Select Committee. Is it proposed that that also should stand over?
§ On Question, Motion agreed to, and Motion to go into Committee put off accordingly till Tuesday next.