HC Deb 03 July 1899 vol 73 c1266

Motion made, and Question proposed— That the Order of the House of 14th April, 1899, That, in the case of Bills reported from the Committee on Police and Sanitary Regulations, three days shall intervene between the date when the Report of the Committee is circulated with the Votes and the Consideration of the Bill, be suspended in the case of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tramways and Improvement Bill."—(Dr. Farquharson.)

MR. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith)

We ought to have some explanation as to why the Standing Orders are to be suspended.

DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

Both Bills came down late from the Police and Sanitary Committee, and it is important that there should be no further delay in order to get the Bills through before the end of the session.

MR. J. E. ELLIS (Nottingham, Rushcliffe)

That is an explanation to a certain extent, but why did the Bills go to the Police and Sanitary Committee late? We have every day the Standing Orders suspended in the most extraordinary fashion. I hope the hon. Gentleman will satisfy himself as to the expediency of suspending the Standing Orders in each case and give the House an assurance of the necessity thereof.

Question put, and agreed to.

Ordered, That Standing Orders 84, 214, 215, and 239 be suspended, and that the Bill be now taken into consideration provided amended prints shall have been previously deposited.—(Dr. Farquharson.)

Bill, as amended, considered accordingly.

Ordered, That Standing Orders 223 and 243 be suspended, and that the Bill be now read the third time.—(Dr. Farquharson.)

(Queen's Consent signified.)—Bill read the third time accordingly, and passed.