§ Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That in respect of the following Bills introduced pursuant to the provisions of The Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, and which the Chairman of Ways and Means had directed to originate in the House of Lords, they have certified that the Standing Orders have been complied with, viz.: —Clyde Valley Electrical Power [Lords]; Lothians Electric Power [Lords]; Young and Bell's Patents Lords].
§ Bishop's Stortford and District Gas Bill; Blyth and Cowpen Gas Bill; Cor-bridge Gas Bill; Gomersal Gas Bill; Harrow Road and Paddington Tramways Bill; Norwich Water Bill; Southend 1300 Water Bill; South Shields Gas Bill; South-Western and Isle of Wight Junction Railway (Extension of Time) Bill; Sutton Gas Bill; Whitby Gas Bill. Read a second time and committed.
§ Cheshire Electricity and Power Gas. Ordered, That Standing Orders 204 and 235 be suspended, and that the Bill be now read a second time.——(The Chairman of Ways and Means.)
§ Bill accordingly read a second time, and committed.
§ Plymouth and North Devon Direct Railway (Abandonment) Bill. Order [4th February], that the Plymouth and North Devon Direct Railway (Abandonment) Bill be referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, read, and discharged. Bill withdrawn.—(Mr. Caldwell.)