HL Deb 23 June 1936 vol 101 cc180-2

My Lords, I understand that it will be for the general convenience, in view of the lateness of the hour, if we postpone until to-morrow afternoon the remaining Orders on the Paper. If that meets with the general approval of your Lordships, these Orders under the Government of India Act and the Government of Burma Act will be taken to-morrow afternoon.


My Lords, may I ask at what time they will be taken?


My Lords, they will be taken after the other business on the Paper, and of course I cannot say exactly how long that business will take but I should think it ought not to take very long. The business, if your Lordships have not the Paper before you, consists of the Second Reading of the Weights and Measures Bill, the Second Reading of the Employment of Women and Young Persons Bill, the Committee stage of the Pilotage Authorities (Limitation of Liabilities) Bill, which I believe is formal, and some other formal matters. I am afraid that my noble friend the Secretary of State will be obliged by exigencies of dates to take them by to-morrow and I think I am interpreting the opinion of your Lordships when I say that I think it would probably be more convenient to take them to-morrow rather than this evening.


My Lords, these Orders deal with matters of some importance and, although no one I think will want to discuss them in detail, no doubt the Secretary of State will want to explain carefully the meaning of their provisions, financial and otherwise, for India. It seems a pity to rush these Orders through at the end of a long debate. If it is convenient for the Government to take them to-morrow I should advise that being done.


I think I may take it that the general sense of the House is that we should take the Orders to-morrow, and in that case I think we might now adjourn.

House adjourned at two minutes before seven o'clock.