§ MR. H. H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
May I ask whether the Bill, which is on the Paper, for further amending the Acts relating to the raising of money by the London County Council, and for other purposes, is a Government Bill? If it is, will the Government also bring in similar Bills for other County Councils than that of London?
§ * MR. W. H. SMITH
Yes, Sir; this is a Government Bill, and in introducing it we are following the precedent of what was done in the time of the Metropolitan Board of Works. The Government are required, under the powers inherited by the London County Council, to bring in this Bill; but I hope an arrangement will be made by which the Government will be relieved from this responsibility in the future.