HC Deb 31 March 1903 vol 120 cc742-3


Order for Second Reading read.

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

MR. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

, who had given notice that he intended to move the rejection of the Bill, said that the ground of his opposition was that Clause 5 would enable the promoters to take certain lands belonging to private owners without paying compensation. As an undertaking had been given that the Clause should be removed in Committee, he did not propose to offer any opposition to the Bill.

MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

objected to Clause 8 of the Bill, which, he said, provided that the undertaking of the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway should be transferred to the United Underground Electric Company of London. Pending satisfactory assurances, he formally moved the rejection of the Bill.

Amendment proposed— To leave out the word 'now,' and at the end of the Question to add the words 'upon this day six months.'"—(Mr. Claude Hay.)

Question proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."

MR. PERKS (Lincolnshire, Louth)

said that Clause 8 would be struck out, and the whole question of the amalgamation of these underground lines would, no doubt, be dealt with by the Royal Commission on London Locomotion.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.