HC Deb 17 April 1882 vol 268 cc867-8

Order for Second Reading read.


I beg to move the second reading of this Bill. I do not propose, at this late hour of the night, to offer any explanation of its provisions, although I shall be prepared, if hon. Members see fit to put any questions to me, to deal with any points that may be raised. If the measure is read a second time I propose to refer it to a Hybrid Committee of 15 Members, nine to be appointed by the House and six by the Committee of Selection. To the same Committee we propose that all Private Bills dealing with the same subject shall be referred.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Bill be now read a second time,"—(Mr. Chamberlain,)—put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed to a Select Committee.

And, on April 19, Ordered, That the Select Committee on the Electric Lighting Bill do consist of Fifteen Members, Nine to be nominated by the House and Six by the Committee of Selection:—Committee nominated of Mr. CHAMBERLAIN, Mr. WHITLEY, Mr. SLAGG, Mr. BOORD, Mr. HENDERSON, Mr. HENRY NORTH-COTE, Mr. WILLIAM FOWLER, Mr. MOLLOY, and Mr. Brooks:—With power to send for persons, papers, and records; Five to be the quorum.

House adjourned at a quarter after Two o'clock.