HC Deb 24 February 1876 vol 227 cc806-7

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir James Hogg.)


moved that the Bill be read a second time that day six months, on the ground that it contained a clause giving the Home Secretary power to dispense with the obligation cast upon the Metropolitan Board of Works by the Metropolitan Streets Improvement Act, 1872, to set aside a portion of any lands in the metropolis purchased by them for the erection of dwellings for the labouring classes. He should, however, have no objection to the measure passing, provided the Metropolitan Board of Works would consent to substitute other lands for that purpose, if it were inconvenient to appropriate a portion of the lands immediately in question for the erection of such buildings.

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."—(Sir Sidney Waterlow.)

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


undertook to insert a clause in Committee in accordance with the hon. Member's suggestion.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Main Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed.