CROWN LANDS (No. 2) BILL.

Civil Estimates and Supplementary Estimate, 1927. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Order read for consideration of Lords Amendment.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness , Bury St Edmunds

I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendment be now considered."

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

We must protest against this being taken now.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

It is only a drafting Amendment.

Lords Amendment considered accordingly.

Lords Amendment:

In Title, leave out "London and Gloucester Diocesan Boards of Finance, respectively" and insert "Gloucester Diocesan Board of Finance."

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness , Bury St Edmunds

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

How is it that this business is not on the Order Paper? Hon. Members did not know that this Bill was to be considered.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness Lieut-Colonel Walter Guinness , Bury St Edmunds

This Amendment is merely to make the Title of the Bill conform to an Amendment embodied in the Bill at the instance of hon. Members opposite, that Clause 19 be dropped.

Photo of Mr William Kelly Mr William Kelly , Rochdale

That may be so, but hon. Members ought to have been informed, so that they would know that the business was coming on.

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

It is my duty to examine Amendments, to see whether there is any substance in them. This is only an Amendment of the Title to conform to an Amendment which was suggested from this House.