§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ * COLONEL HUGHES (Woolwich)
moved the Second Reading of this Bill, the object of which, he explained, was to give Local Authorities the same powers of acquiring lands for public buildings as was possessed by every Local Board under the Act of 1875. The President of the Local Government Board, the hon. Member for the West Derby Division of Liverpool, and others, who had seen the Bill, all agreed that it was a non-contentious measure which should not be opposed. He did not, therefore, anticipate any opposition from any quarter of the House.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Colonel Hughes.)
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. SHAW-LEFEVRE,) Bradford, Central
had looked carefully into the Bill, and he did not see why these powers should not be conferred on the Local Authorities.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed for To-morrow.