§ The KING being seated on the Throne, and the Commons being at the Bar with their Speaker, His Majesty was pleased to make a most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, and then retired.
§ His Majesty's Speech was as follows:
§ "My Lords and Members of the House of Commons.
§ "I have summoned you to meet at this time in order that you may give further consideration to the Bill to amend the Parliament Act, 1911, on which there was disagreement between the two Houses last Session.
§ "It is not proposed to bring any other business before you in the present Session.
§ "I pray that the blessing of the Almighty may rest upon your counsels."
§ House adjourned during pleasure.
§ House resumed at half past two of the clock, The LORD CHANCELLOR on the Woolsack.