The Metropolis Water Act 1852, and the Metropolis Water Act 1871 shall, as respects the metropolitan water companies, extend to the whole of the area within which any of the companies is authorised to supply water, and for the purpose of the said Acts as so extended, reference to that area shall he substituted for references to "the metropolis" and "the limits of this Act," and as respects any area outside the administrative county of London a reference to the council of a county or county borough shall be substituted for a reference to the metropolitan authority, and so much of the said Acts or of ally local Act as is inconsistent with such substitution shall be repealed.
§ SIR JOHN BRUNNER (Cheshire, Northwich)
moved after the words "any of the companies is" to insert "or may hereafter be."
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Amendment agreed to; Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 4,—