HC Deb 01 March 1900 vol 79 c1408

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."

MR. LOUGH () Islington, W.

said originally he opposed this Bill on the same ground as he opposed another gas Bill the other day—namely, that it did not pay sufficient attention to the recommendations made by a Select Committee of the House. But the Bill as now framed was of a different character. Certain portions of it had been drawn up with the intention of carrying out the recommendations of the Committee. He had been met by the promoters of the Bill in a conciliatory spirit, and he was told they were willing to accept an Instruction of the House, and would carry out the recommendations of the Select Committee so far as they referred to the company. He was putting an Instruction to that effect on the Paper, but he was told it must stand over. For this reason he was not proceeding with the motion that stood in his name.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed.