§ Ordered, That, in the case of the Norwich Corporation Bill, Standing Orders 84, 214, 215, and 239 be suspended, and that the Bill be now taken into consideration, provided amended prints shall have been previously deposited.
§ Bill considered.
§ Ordered, That Standing Orders 223 and 243 be suspended, and that the Bill be now read the third time.—(Mr. Herbert Gardner.)
§ MR. S. HOARE (Norwich)
As one of the Members for the City of Norwich, I am anxious to say a word or two in regard to this Bill, affecting, as it does, the sanitary conditions and general wellbeing of the city which I have the honour to represent. The Bill meets with the unanimous support of the citizens of Norwich; but it is right I should say that at a large meeting of the inhabitants a desire was expressed that an Amendment should be introduced dealing with the somewhat peculiar franchise under which the Guardians are now elected. My hon. Friend, the senior Member for the city, and I have endeavoured to introduce this Amendment, but we have found that by the Rules of this House it was impracticable.
§ Bill read the third time, and passed.