§ 6.44 p.m.
THE EARL OF ONSLOW
My Lords, before the House adjourns perhaps it would be for your Lordships' convenience if I made two short announcements about future Business. The first is this. Over twenty of your Lordships have intimated that you wish to take part in the debate to-morrow on the Motion of the noble Marquess, Lord Salisbury, on Suez. It is plain that the debate will run to a late hour, and, therefore, for the convenience of the House, it has been arranged that dinner will be served in your Lordships' restaurant from 7 o'clock onwards.
The second announcement is this. Representations have been received from noble Lords opposite that they would like further time to consider Amendments which have been put down for the Report stage of the Electricity Bill. The Report stage of that Bill has therefore been postponed from next Monday to Thursday, the 30th instant. I am able to end on a light note by saying that the House will not sit next Monday as the rest of the Business on the Order Paper for that day will be postponed.