§ Order read for consideration of Lords Amendments.
§ (8.47.) MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
The London County Council have, I understand, accepted these Amendments rather than lose the Bill, but, under other circumstances, I should have felt it my duty to take a Division upon one of the points involved. As the Bill left this House it provided that where a Vestry or District Board required a portion of a house or premises in order to effect a public improvement it should be able to purchase the part, and not be compelled, as at present, to purchase the whole of the premises. The point was fully considered by a Committee of this House—a Committee which took a large amount of evidence on the question, and was assisted by a considerable number of learned counsel, and I believe the Committee was unanimous in accepting Clause 6, which has been thrown out in another place. The London County Council, however, accept the Amendment, as it is compelled to do at this period of the Session, and, therefore, I shall not now dispute it.
§ Lords Amendments agreed to, with Amendments.
§ House adjourned at five minutes before Eight o'clock.