HC Deb 23 July 1891 vol 356 cc207-8

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

(12.32.) MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

I desire to point out that in last year's Bill there was a clause providing for the expenditure of money in the purchase of a site for a council chamber and offices. The words "council chamber" were omitted. I believe the right hon. Gentleman the Member for the University of London had an idea that "site for offices" would include "site for council chamber." I did not hold that view, but I now wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman how it is that the words omitted from last year's Bill are inserted in this Bill. In reference to the expenditure on what is called a first class—


The hon. Gentleman is exceeding all the limits of remarks on Second Reading. I do not say he is exactly out of order, but it is unusual on the Second Reading to go into such very small matters.


I may be permitted to point out that this is the only opportunity I have of asking these questions.


The hon. Gentleman could ask them in Committee.


I thought it would save time if I asked them now.

*SIR J. LUBBOCK (London University)

The London County Council have no desire to spend money in obtaining a chamber for ourselves to meet in, but the business of the Council has increased so much that our clerks are scattered over some half-dozen different buildings. We wish to have all the offices together, and in the long run that would lead to a great deal of economy.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed for to-morrow.