§ (Mr. Courtney, Lord Richard Grosvenor.)
§ COMMITTEE. [Progress 27th June.]
§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 8 (Power in Board to expend moneys for sundry purposes during year ending 31st December, 1883).
§ MR. MONK
said, that, having made his protest, which was a very ineffectual one, against what he considered a clear breach of faith on the part of the Government in refusing to assent to this Bill being referred to a Select Committee, the late Secretary to the Treasury (the late Lord Frederick Cavendish), having promised it should be so referred, he had withdrawn his Amendments to this clause, and to the Bill generally.
§ MR. WARTON
asked why the Bill was brought in this year earlier than usual, if the Government did not consider that a pledge was given by the late Lord Frederick Cavendish that this Bill should be referred to a Select Committee?
§ Clause agreed to.
§ Remaining clauses agreed to.
§ SIR JAMES M'GAREL-HOGG moved the insertion of the following new Clauses after Clause 7:—
§ (Power to Board to contribute to improvements at Hyde Park Corner.)
§ "8. The Board may, from time to time, up to the thirty-first day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, expend for the purpose of contributing towards the expenses of the improvements for facilitating the passage of traffic at Hyde Park Corner, and of all works and other matters necessary or incidental thereto now in contemplation, and about to be commenced and completed by and under the authority of the First Commissioner of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, such moneys as they may think fit not exceeding the sum of twenty thousand pounds. All moneys expended by the Board for the purposes aforesaid shall be deemed to be expended under the authority of section one hundred and forty-four of 'The Metropolis Management Act, 1855,' and the enactments altering, amending, or affecting the same: Provided always, That the moneys to be expended and the consolidated stock to be created by the Board for the purposes mentioned in this section shall be raised 1350 and created by them from time to time in such amounts and at such times only as the Board shall actually require and as the Treasury shall approve for the said purposes.
§ (Power to Board to expend moneys for the purposes of "The Metropolitan Board of Works (Various Powers) Act, 1882."
§ "9. The Board may, from time to time, up to the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, expend, for the purposes of 'The Metropolitan Board of Works (Various Powers) Act, 1882,' such moneys as they may think fit, not exceeding eighty-four thousand pounds: Provided always, That the money to be raised, and the consolidated stock to be created by the Board for the purposes mentioned in this section, shall be raised and created by them from time to time, in such amounts, and at such times only as the Board shall actually require, and as the Treasury shall approve, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the said Act in a proper and efficient manner."
§ New Clauses brought up, and read the first time.
§ Motion made and Question, "That the said new Clauses be now read the second time," put, and agreed to.
§ New Clauses agreed to, and added to the Bill.
§ Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow, at Two of the clock.