§ The House met at Twelve of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair.
§ The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod (Lieut.-General Sir William Pulteney Pulteney, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O.) was announced.
§ Addressing Mr. SPEAKER, the GENTLEMAN USHER said, The King commands this Honourable House to attend His Majesty immediately in the House of Peers.
§ The House went, and, having returned,
§ The Sitting was suspended until Three of the Clock, and then resumed.