HC Deb 01 June 1866 vol 183 c1691

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is his intention to bring in a Bill during the present or the next Session, founded upon the Report of the Select Committee on the London Corporation Gas, &c., Bills?


said, he had read the Report of the Committee some days ago but without the evidence, which had only been issued that day. The Report contained some important suggestions and recommended that the Metropolitan Gas Act should be amended; but as he had been unable to read the evidence, it would be premature in him to say more than that, if he saw that it would be right to give effect to the recommendations of the Committee, he would propose an amendment of the law. It would be impossible, however, without more careful consideration, to give a positive pledge. The Metropolitan Board of Works had appointed a Committee of their own body to consider the Report of the Select Committee: and, under these circumstances, it would probably be impracticable to pass a Bill this Session.

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