§ THE EARL OF WEMYSS
My Lords, there is a notice standing in my name on the Paper to the effect that a humble Address be presented to His Majesty: praying him to appoint a Royal Commission to inquire into and report on the present state and prospects of our trade, and whether any change or other action is needed in furtherance thereof. I had put this Motion down for Monday, but since I gave the notice I find that a great meeting is to be held at the Guildhall on that day, so I would ask leave to postpone the Motion till tomorrow week as the more convenient course.
* THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (The Marquess of LANSDOWKE)
Lord Wemyss having postponed his Motion, and Lord Newton having put off the Motion standing in his name until Tuesday week, there are no further Orders on the Paper, and I understand, therefore, that it will be convenient to adjourn until Thursday next. I move to that effect.
§ THE MARQUESS OF RIPON
We see no objection on this side of the House to the adoption of the course suggested by the noble Marquess. There is a Chapter of the Garter fixed for Tuesday at Windsor, which will take away a number of noble Lords.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before Five o'clock, to Monday next, a quarter before Eleven o'clock.