§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ *(12.10.) MR. T. H. BOLTON (St. Pancras, N.)
I have satisfied the hon. Gentlemen opposite who had some objection to this Bill, and I now ask that 1938 it may be read a second time, and referred to a Select Committee.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time"—(Mr. T. H. Bolton.)
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. LONG,) Wilts, Devizes
May I ask my hon. Friend to withdraw his objection. It is proposed by the hon. Member opposite to refer the Bill to the Select Committee to which another Bill of a similar character has already teen referred. It is a good Bill. It proposes to remove a substantial grievance with regard to rating, and it would be a distinct advantage if the Bill were read a second time and referred to the Committee upstairs. That Committee might be able to put the two Bills together, and thus bring about a substantial improvement in the law.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed to the Select Committee on the Metropolis Management and Building Acts Amendment Bill.