§ Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in the case of the following Bill, originating in the Lords, and referred on the First Reading thereof, the Standing Orders not previously inquired into, and which are applicable thereto, have been complied with, viz.:—Lancashire Electric Power Bill [Lords]. Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time.
§ Doncaster Corporation Bill; Huddersfield Corporation Act, 1902 (Amendment) Bill [Lords]; Strabane, Raphoe, and Convoy Railway Bill; Surrey Commercial Dock Bill. As amended, considered; to be read the third time.
§ Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company [Stamp Duties]. Considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Resolved, That in lieu of the Stamp Duties which would have been payable upon the deeds or assurances which, in case the Bill had not been passed into an Act, would have been required to pass to and vest in the Company certain property, there be charged a stamp duty of five pounds, and such duty shall be impressed upon the certificate to be given by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies under the third section hereof. —(Mr. Caldwell.)
§ Resolution to be reported to-morrow.