HC Deb 10 March 1891 vol 351 cc579-80

Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [9th March], That the South Kensington and Paddington Subway Bill be committed to the Committee of Selection be read, and discharged and that the Bill be referred to a Select Committee of Nine Members, Five to be nominated by the House and Four by the Committee of Selection."—(Mr. Baumann.)

Question again proposed.

*SIR J. PULESTON (Devonport)

It may, perhaps, save time if I say that there is no desire on the part of the promoters of the Bill to oppose the Motion of my hon. Friend. Notice of opposition was given yesterday simply because the Motion was seen on the Paper for the first time, and it was thought desirable than an opportunity should be afforded for looking into it.

MR. BAUMANN (Camberwell, Peckham)

I am glad to hear the remarks of my hon. Friend.

Question put, and agreed to. Ordered, That all Petitions against the Bill presented Seven clear days before the meeting of the Committee be referred to the Committee; that the Petitioners praying to be heard by themselves, their Counsel, or Agents, be heard against the Bill, and Counsel heard in support of the Bill. Ordered, That the Committeee have power to send for persons, papers, and records. Ordered, That Three be the quorum.—(Mr. Baumann.)