832. Proceedings in the House of Lords after the opening of Parliament.

When the House of Lords resumes its sitting a bill of a formal character, the Select Vestries Bill, is read a first time1. Immediately afterwards, the Lord Speaker2 reports the Speech to the House, and an address thanking Her Majesty for her most gracious speech3 is moved and seconded by lords to whom the duty has been entrusted by the government. The debate on the address is then adjourned4 on a motion by the Leader of the House, who congratulates the mover and seconder and comments generally on the Queen's speech, as do the other party leaders.