§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ MR. WHITLEY
, in moving that the Bill be now read a second time, said, it was one requiring very few words in explanation, as it was not, so far as he was aware, opposed. The object of the measure was to extend the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, so that the same rule should apply to lands taken by Corporations and local bodies as now applied to Railways—namely, where arbitrators differed, to allow the Board of Trade to appoint an umpire, instead of two Justices, as at present. The measure had the approval of all Municipal Corporations, and of the Board of Trade.
§ Motion made, and Question, "That the Bill be now read a second time,"—(Mr. Whitley,)—put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for To-morrow.