§ 2.54 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS (THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY)
My Lords, I have it in command from Her Majesty to signify to the House that Her 387 Majesty, having been informed of the subject matter of the Civil List Bill so far as it relates to the Duchy of Cornwall, recommends it to the consideration of the House. In accordance with precedent, I beg to move formally that this Bill be read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Marquess of Salisbury.)
§ EARL JOWITT
My Lords, on behalf of noble Lords who sit on this side of the House, I should like to associate myself with the course the noble Marquess proposes to take.
§ VISCOUNT SAMUEL
My Lords, on behalf of noble Lords on these Benches, I also desire to associate myself with the proposal of the noble Marquess.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a: Committee negatived.
§ Then, Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended (pursuant to the Resolution of July 17), Bill read 3a, and passed.