§ Order for Third Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I should like to hear from some Member of the Government what is proposed to be done with this Bill. Is it a measure of a similar character to the Bills of last year which imposed a tax upon the public for the drainage and improvement of certain districts. In the absence of information I beg to move that the Bill be read a third time ont his day six months.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."—(Mr. Conybeare.)
§ Question proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."
§ MR. COURTNEY (Cornwall, Bodmin)
I hope that the hon. Gentleman will not persist in his Amendment. This is not at all a Bill of a similar character to the Bills that were introduced last year. It does not propose any allocation whatever of the public money, but it simply sanctions certain works which have been authorized by the Board of Works for the drainage of certain areas.
§ MR. CONYBEARE
At any rate, in the absence of any Member of the Government to explain the effect of the Bill, I would submit that the Third Reading ought to be postponed.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read the third time, and passed.