§ Order for Consideration, as amended, read.893
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN moved that the Bill be re-committed in respect of the six clauses relating to the abolition of offices and the compensation to existing officers. This was a formal Motion made in consequence of the pledge which he gave to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Westminster (Mr. W. H. Smith), whom he was sorry not to see in his place. He had only to point out to the House that as soon as the Committee had reported upon these clauses, which alone would be re-committed to the Committee of the Whole House, the whole Bill would stand for reconsideration, as amended; and, of course, that would be the time when the Amendments of the hon. Member for Bridport (Mr. Warton) and the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Mac Iver) could properly be considered. Of course, he did not propose to take the next stage until the Committee on the Tenants' Compensation Bill had been concluded.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That the Bill be re-committed in respect of six clauses relating to the abolition of offices and compensation to existing officers,"—(Mr. Chamberlain,)—put, and agreed to.
§ Bill considered in Committee, and reported; as amended, to be considered upon Monday 23rd July.