HC Deb 10 June 1901 vol 94 cc1448-9

Under Section 7, Sub-section (2) of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899.

Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [24th May], "That the clause (Water supply to public offices) proposed on consideration be read a second time."—(The Lord Advocate.)

Question again proposed, "That the clause be read a second time."

Debate resumed—


said that after consultation with the War Office he found there was no real necessity for the insertion of this clause, as the military authorities had a perfect right to insist on a supply of water to War Office buildings for domestic purposes. He therefore proposed to ask leave to withdraw it. As some discussion took place on the last occasion as to the desirability of allowing Amendments to be introduced at this stage, he would like to remind the House that when the Private Bill Procedure (Scotland) Act was under considera- tion provision was specially introduced to allow Amendments to be introduced on consideration, as, unlike the practice in the other House, it was not possible to introduce them on the motion for the Third Reading.

MR. BLAKE (Longford, S.)

said the point raised on the last occasion was not so much the desirability of introducing Amendments on the consideration stage, but rather the importance of insisting that these matters should be threshed out at the local inquiry.


There was no local inquiry in this case. It was an unopposed Bill. I quite agree that when there is a local inquiry these clauses should go before it.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause withdrawn.

Bill to be read the third time to-morrow.