§ MR. NORTHCOTE
asked the President of the Board of Trade, What course the Government propose to adopt with regard to any Private Bills or Provisional Order Bills which propose to amend any of the clauses of the Electric Lighting Act, 1882?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. MUNDELLA)
I am not prepared at this moment to state exactly what course will be taken with the one Bill and two Provisional Orders which this Session seek authority, among other things, to amend the Electric Lighting Act, 1882. I may say, however, that the Government could not permit any amendment of the general law to be effected by means of a Private Bill or a Provisional Order. The whole question is under the consideration of the Government, and will, if possible, be dealt with during the present Session.