§ COLONEL MAKINS
asked the hon. Member for Truro, Whether it is a fact that the costs of a private Bill, the "Metropolis Gas (New Works) "introduced by the Metropolitan Board of Works, and withdrawn before the Second Reading, amount to several thousand pounds; and, whether he would state the amount and out of what funds such costs are proposed to be defrayed?
SIR JAMES HOGG
, in reply, said, the accounts not having yet been received by the Metropolitan Board of Works, it was quite impossible for him to give the House any idea what the amount was. When they had been sent in they would, after due investigation, be placed under the head "Legal and Parliamentary Expenses," and would be charged in the usual manner against the revenue of the Board.