HC Deb 26 May 1871 vol 206 c1370

Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Amendment proposed to Question [25th May], "That the Bill be now read a second time;" and which Amendment was, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."—(Mr. Craufurd.)

Question again proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."

Debate resumed.


said, that in consequence of the objections of many hon. Members to the Metropolis Water Bill, and of the suggestion of the hon. Member for Ayr, the Government proposed to withdraw the Bill, and ask leave to introduce a new Bill on the subject.


expressed his satisfaction at the course taken by the Government.

Amendment and Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Bill withdrawn.