§ 5.13 p.m.
§ LORD SHEPHERD
My Lords, your Lordships may now find it convenient to adjourn during pleasure for the Royal Commission.
§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
My Lords, would it not be possible to allow the debate on Lord Lovat's Motion to begin now? I understand that the Royal Commission is not to sit until half-past five. That will not be for nearly twenty minutes. A number of noble Lords who wish to take part in the debate on Lord Lovat's Motion have to leave London this evening by an early train for Scotland. It will therefore be a great advantage to them if we can have at least a quarter of an hour of the debate before the Royal Commission. If Lord Lovat is here, I think it will meet his convenience greatly if he is allowed to begin his speech immediately.