HL Deb 05 June 1945 vol 136 cc399-400

3.50 p.m.

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(The Duke of Northumberland.)

On Question, Motion negatived.

Then, Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended (in pursuance of the Resolution of May 29):


My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill be read a third time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a. (The Duke of Northumberland.)


My Lords, as I was unable to be here when the Motion for the Second Reading of this Bill was taken, may I just say this? It happens that I have been closely connected with the development of events which have led up to this Bill, and also for some time I had the honour to be on the Welsh Church Commission, under the Welsh Church Act. I should like to express my personal satisfaction at the agreement which has been reached, by consultation between Welsh members in another place and the representatives of the Church in Wales, upon the point which is dealt with in this Bill. It is not for me to go into the developments which led to the necessity for introducing, and passing this Bill, but I do congratulate all concerned upon having reached a settlement of that question, and I am very glad indeed that it is presented to the House to-day in the form of an unopposed Bill.

On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed.

The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House that the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificates from the Examiners that no Standing Orders are applicable to the following Bills:

The same were ordered to lie on the Table.

House adjourned at eight minutes before four o'clock.