§ Order for Third Reading read.
§ Objection taken.
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir M. HICKS BEACH, ) Bristol, W.
I hope objection will be waived. There can be no objection to the principle of the Bill, and I may mention that I have had urgent representations from the West Biding of Yorkshire that the County Council are anxious to acquire the authority the Bill would give.
§ DR. CLARK
The right hon. Gentleman agreed to consider a clause extending the Bill to Scotland and Ireland. Taking the Bill now offers no chance of proposing that.
§ MR. MORTON
I do not want to stand in the way, but I hope in withdrawing my objection I may expect similar courtesy when I want a matter considered.
MR. MAC NEILL (Donegal, S.)
I object on the ground that the Bill does not extend to Ireland.
§ Third Reading deferred till Thursday.