HC Deb 25 April 1882 vol 268 cc1476-7

(Mr. Summers, Mr. Richard, Mr. William M'Arthur, Mr. Alderman Cotton.)


Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clause 1 (Conveyance of lands by corporations and other public bodies), agreed to.

Clause 2 (Grant of superfluous lands).

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."—(Mr. Summers.)


said, he wished to point out that there was no provision in this Bill to enable the Lords of the Treasury to put a veto upon sales by Corporations. According to existing Acts of Parliament, Corporations could not sell land without the authority of the Lords of the Treasury; but this Bill provided for no veto by the Treasury.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 3 (Short title) agreed to.

New Clause— A corporation or municipal body shall not make any such grant without the consent in writing of the Secretary of State for the Home Department, where such consent is now required by any existing Act of Parliament,"—(Mr. Whitley,)brought up, and read the first time.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the said Clause be now read a second time."


said, he quite agreed with the hon. Member for Liverpool (Mr. Whitley) as to the present law with regard to Corporations; but as this new clause was not on the Paper, he would suggest the hon. Member should put it down for Report, in order that time might be given for its consideration.


said, he hoped that, under the circumstances, the hon. Member for Staley bridge (Mr. Summers) would consent to report Progress.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again,"—(Mr. R. N. Fowler,)—put, and agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Thursday.

House adjourned at One o'clock.