§ Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1.
§ MR. HENEAGE (Great Grimsby)
I propose to strike out the first five words in order to renew the discussion we had last night as to the date of the election. If those words are struck out we can deal with the question of date afterwards.
§ Amendment proposed, in page 1, line 5, to leave out the words "the eighth day of March shall be."—(Mr. Heneage.)
§ Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause."
§ *SIR J. LUBBOCK (London University)
I hope the President of the Local Government Board will consent to report Progress. I have no desire to oppose the Bill, but the London County Council entertains very strong opinions as to the date of the election, and as the Bill was only read a second time last night I have not had time to put Amendments on the Paper.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Sir J. Lubbock)
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. RITCHIE,) Tower Hamlets, St. George's
I have no intention so to push forward the Bill as to deprive the right hon. Baronet of the opportunity of raising this question. I had hoped we might deal with the Bill so far as the provinces were concerned, leaving the London question to be settled later on. Under the circumstances, I will agree to report Progress.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again to-morrow.