§ Order for resuming Further Proceedings on consideration, as amended, read.
§ COLONEL HUGHES
said, he preferred rather than lose the Bill to accept the Amendment which the opponents desired to put in. He assented to the Amendment of the hon. Member for Peckham (Mr. Banbury). He (Colonel Hughes) had spoken on the matter to the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Local Government Board and other Members on the other side of the House, who agreed that it was better to take the Bill in an amended form than abandon it altogether.
Amendment proposed, in page 3, line 25, after the words "to be served," to "leave out to end of sub section, and insert—
No Order so made shall be of any validity unless the same has been confirmed by Act of Parliament; and it shall be lawful for the Local Government Board, as soon as conveniently may be, to obtain such confirmation; and the Act confirming such Order shall be deemed to be a Public General Act of Parliament."—(Mr. Banbury)
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Order be discharged, and the Bill withdrawn."—(Colonel Hughes.)
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Order discharged.
§ Bill withdrawn.