§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON (Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board what the procedure will be in reference to the London Water Bill when it comes back to the House from the Joint Committee; whether he will take care that the Report and Minutes of the Committee and the evidence given before them shall be printed and in the hands of Members before the Bill is taken; and, if he can say approximately at what date the Rill will be taken in Committee of the whole House.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
On the return of the Bill from the Joint Committee it will, in accordance with the usual practice, be recommitted to a Committee of the whole House, and will be subsequently treated as a public Bill. I cannot at present say when the Bill will be taken in Committee of the House, but it will not be until after the Report of the Joint Committee has been circulated. The evidence will be issued in due course, but I cannot undertake to defer the Committee stage until this has been done.