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Lords Chamber

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1940

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House Of Lords

Wednesday, 1st May, 1940.

The House met at four of the clock, The EARL OF ONSLOW on the Woolsack.

Torquay Cemetery Bill

Returned from the Commons, with the Amendments agreed to.

Mid-Wessex Water: Petitionfor Bill

Examiners' Certificate of non-compliance with the Standing Orders, referred to the Standing Orders Committee.

South Suburban Gas Bill Hl

Read 3a , and passed, and sent to the Commons.

Government Of India (Adaptation Of Acts Of Parliament)(Amendment) Order, 1940

Report from the India and Burma Orders Committee, That they have examined the Order as required by the Standing Orders of the House; that in their opinion the Order does not raise important questions of policy and principle; that the Order is founded on precedent; that in the opinion of the Committee the Order can be passed by the House without special attention, and that no further inquiry is necessary before the House proceeds to a decision on the Resolution to approve the making of the said Order:

Read, and ordered to lie on the Table.

Business Of The House

My Lords, I beg to ask the noble Earl the Leader of the House if His Majesty's Government have any statement to make on foreign affairs.

My Lords, we have no statement to make to-day, but we hope to be in a position to make a statement to-morrow.

My Lords, before we adjourn I should like to be allowed to intervene on a personal matter. For the second time, as was announced by the noble Earl yesterday, the Motion standing on the Paper in my name relating to the Coal Commission has been postponed at the request of the Department. I am very sorry because a number of noble Lords who had expressed their intention of being here to take part in the discussion may have been put to some inconvenience. I am sorry that the Motion has been postponed, but I was told postponement would suit the convenience of the Department and I want to take this opportunity of saying so.

House adjourned at five minutes past four o'clock.