§ VISCOUNT HAILSHAM
My Lords, I think it will be for the convenience of your Lordships if I mention that I am suggesting that your Lordships' House should meet at noon to-morrow, by which time I understand the Consolidated Fund Bill will have passed all its stages in another place. I shall have formally to move the suspension of Standing Order No. XXXIX in order that that Bill may pass through all its stages here. There will be a Royal Commission at a quarter past twelve o'clock to give the Royal Assent to a certain number of Bills, and thereupon I propose to move the adjournment of the House until February 7, keeping the Motion in the form which I am sorry has almost become habitual now, which gives power to the Lord Chancellor in this House and to Mr. Speaker in another place to summon the House at an earlier date if a public emergency should render that course necessary.