§ Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ [Mr. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith), in the Chair.]1300
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
said the Bill was committed, in accordance with the practice of the House, to a Hybrid Committee, before which persons interested had a right to appear. It passed through that Committee as an unopposed Bill. But that did not save the Committee stage in the House, and therefore it had to be recommitted. The Bill had been accepted by those locally interested, and he hoped it would be allowed to go through the present stage without opposition.
§ Bill reported without Amendment, read the third time, and passed.