HC Deb 06 August 1896 vol 43 cc1651-2

"Notwithstanding anything in this Act, or in any of the Scheduled Acts, or in any agreement, the Secretary of State for War shall he entitled to require that water from the River Vartry he supplied by the Corporation to any barrack or other establishment under his control in the county of Dublin, and the Corporation shall he hound to afford such supply at such price, not exceeding fivepence per thousand gallons, as shall be mutually agreed on between the Corporation and the Secretary of State for War: Provided that nothing in this Act shall he deemed to prevent the Secretary of State for War from obtaining a supply of water from any Township Commissioners within whose district any such barrack or other establishment under his control may be situate."

MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

asked whether the War Office would give an undertaking not to go to any townships which were already supplied by the Dublin Corporation with water, so as to make a contract with them over the heads of the Corporation? He believed that this clause somewhat contravened the Standing Orders; and he hoped the Government would use their good offices to secure the suspension of the Standing Orders in the House of Lords.


said that the Government would consider any steps which might be necessary to secure the Bill passing the House of Lords. He thought it obvious that the other condition mentioned by the hon. Gentleman would be acceptable to the War Office.

Clause read a First and Second time, and ordered to stand part of the Bill.


The next new clause, standing in the name of the hon. Member for South Belfast, is out of order. The clause runs:—

Part III., after Clause 15, insert the following clause:—