THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS (THE LORD CHANCELLOR (LORD JOWITT), THE EARL OF LUCAN, VISCOUNT STANSGATE, VISCOUNT MARGESSON AND LORD DENMAN) being seated in front of the Throne, and the Commons, having been sent for, being at the Bar:—
said: My Lords and Members of the House of Commons, we have it further in command from His Majesty to acquaint you that the causes of His Majesty's calling this Parliament will be declared to you on Wednesday, the 15th day of this instant August, in the chamber assigned to the House of Commons as their temporary place of sitting and not in the present Parliament Chamber, and that for this purpose His Majesty has directed that the chamber assigned to the House of Commons as their temporary place of sitting be made ready for the House of Peers, and St. Stephen's Hall for the House of Commons.
And we have it further in command from His Majesty to declare that it is His Majesty's pleasure that as soon as may be after the causes of the calling of this Parliament have been declared, the chamber assigned to the House of Commons as their temporary place of sitting be again made ready for the House of Commons, for the better and more convenient transacting of their business, and that His Majesty has been pleased to give directions accordingly.
House adjourned during pleasure.
Several Lords—Took the Oath.
The Lord Faringdon—Affirmed.