§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state when the Report of the Joint Committee on the London Water Bill will be distributed to Members; and whether a reasonable interval will be allowed between the distribution of the Report and the consideration of the Bill in Committee of the House.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. walter long,) Bristol, S.
The Report of the Joint Committee is issued, and copies can now be obtained at the Vote Office. It will, of course, be circulated in the usual way. The Bill will not be taken before Wednesday, andthink this will allow a sufficient time for the consideration of the Report.
§ MR. LOUGH
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether there is a serious intention to take the London Water Bill on Wednesday, or whether a considerable interval should not be allowed for studying the Report, which has not been distributed.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E
am not aware of any suggestion to take the Bill on Wednesday.