HC Deb 04 July 1878 vol 241 cc843-4

Order for Second Reading read.


expressed a hope that before the Bill went into Committee, the Government would consider the propriety of contributing a portion of the expenses for the maintenance of the works.


said, that subject had been under the consideration of the Government, and part of the expenses—£372—were taken in the Estimates of the year. The item would be found at page 50 of Class I. of the Estimates for the year.

Bill read a second time, and committed to a Select Committee of Five Members, Three to be nominated by the House, and Two by the Committee of Selection. Ordered, That all Petitions presented against the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on the Bill, provided such Petitions are presented one clear day before the Meeting of the Committee, and that such of the Petitioners as pray to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or agents, be heard upon their Petitions, if they think fit, and Counsel heard in favour of the Bill against the said Petitions:—That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records; Three to be the quorum.