§ Order for Consideration read.
§ MR. GRIFFITH
said, he would move an Amendment to the effect that the rate of charge should be uniform.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out from the word "respectively," in page 40, line 32, to the words "Provided always," in line 40.1145
§ MR. G. A. HAMILTON
said, the Amendment would destroy the self-supporting principle on which the Bill was based.
said, he would support the Amendment, as the graduated scale was socialistic in its tendency.
§ Question put, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Bill."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 66; Noes 54: Majority 12.
§ Bill to be read 3o To-morrow.