HC Deb 07 March 1901 vol 90 cc776-7

Order for Second Heading read.

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


said he did not propose to press his opposition to this Bill, although he considered that it was a very bad one. He was, however, confident that when it came to be considered by a Committee it would not be allowed to pass. It set forth statements which he, for one, could not accept, as to the right of the City Corporation to establish markets outside the City boundaries. This question of markets was a vital one to the people of London, and should the Bill pass through the Committee he proposed to reserve to himself the right a t a later stage to oppose it.


said he wished to make the same reservation. He understood, however, that the promoters were willing that the Bill should be subjected to careful investigation upstairs, and he, therefore, would reserve his opposition. Personally, he thought that the City of London ought not to have the right to prohibit the establishment of markets in great towns which had grown up since the time it was granted its monopoly.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time, and committed.