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Commons Chamber

Volume 236: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1930

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House Of Commons

Wednesday, 19th March, 1930.

The House met at a Quarter before Three of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.

Private Business

East Surrey Water Bill,

As amended considered; to be read the Third time.

Stockton-on-Tees Corporation (No. 1) Bill (Certified Bill),

As amended considered; King's Consent signified; Bill read the Third time (pursuant to the Order of the House of 11th December) and passed.

Ministry Of Health Provisional Order (Blandford Forum Extension) Bill

Read a Second time, and committed.

Sea Fisheries Provisional Order Bill

"to confirm a Provisional Order made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries under the Sea Fisheries Act, 1868, relating to an Oyster and Mussel Fishery in Boston Deeps, and au Oyster, Mussel, and Cockle Fishery in other parts of the estuary of the Wash," presented by Mr. Noel Buxton; read the First time, and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, and to be printed [Bill 139].

Death Of The Earl Of Balfour

I am sure that the whole House will grieve to know that Lord Balfour died this morning, and I feel perfectly certain that the House will wish to pay its respects to himself and to do homage to his memory, by adjourning at once. I may say that, to-morrow, I shall take steps to allow the expression of the tributes that we would like to pay from all sides of the House to his memory. I, therefore, beg to move, "That this House do now adjourn."

I would merely say, on this occasion, that I am convinced that the Prime Minister has moved a Motion which will be in accord with the sentiments and feelings of the whole House.

On behalf of those who sit on these benches, I desire to associate myself with the Motion which has been moved by the Prime Minister.

Question put, and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at eight Minutes before Three o'Clock.