HC Deb 10 March 1887 vol 311 cc1716-7
MR. HOULDSWORTH (Manchester, N.W.)

had given Notice of his intention to move the following Motion:— That it be an Instruction to the Committee on the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board (Various Powers) Bill to inquire whether or not any modifications of the constitution or mode of election of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board may be necessary or expedient, and to make provision for the same accordingly, and that all Petitions against the Bill, presented within the time limited by the Standing Orders, relating to the constitution or mode of election of the Board be referred to the Committee, and that such of the Petitioners as pray to be heard by themselves, their counsel, agents, or witnesses, be heard on their Petitions, if they think fit, and counsel heard in favour of the Bill against such Petitioners. The hon. Member said: I wish to postpone the Motion which stands in my name, in the hope that some concessions may be made on the part of the promoters of the Bill which may prevent the necessity for discussing the Instruction I propose to move.

Motion postponed.

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