HL Deb 22 May 1969 vol 302 c471

3.25 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move the Motion in my name standing on the Order Paper.

Moved, That leave be given to the Earl of Cranbrook to advance the Second Reading of the Conservation of Seals Bill from Thursday the 12th to Tuesday the 10th of June.—(Lord Shackleton.)


My Lords, before the Motion is passed, may I ask the noble Lord the Leader of the House if he will kindly give us some reason for this change? This interesting Bill was put down previously for June 12, and if the alteration takes place it may be somewhat inconvenient for some noble Lords who have already arranged their programme.


My Lords, we always seem to get into trouble over seals. I am sorry about this. I know that some Scottish Peers are concerned. I assumed (I do not claim to speak with any great knowledge) that this change was proposed generally for the convenience of 'the House. It is always difficult to consult people, but I will have a word with the noble Lord. There is a little time to consider this matter further.


My Lords, is this for the convenience of the seals?

On Question, Motion agreed to.