§ Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in the case of the following Bill, referred on the First Reading thereof, no Standing Orders are applicable, viz:—Local Government Provisional Order (No. 16) Bill.
§ Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time To-morrow.57
§ Bill accordingly read a second time, and committed.
§ Local Government Provisional Orders (No.13) Bill; Local Government Provisional Order (Poor Law) (No. 2) Bill. Read a second time, and committed.
§ Gamble's Divorce Bill [Lords]. Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords to request their Lordships will be pleased to communicate to this House Copies of the Minutes of Evidence and Proceedings, together with the Documents deposited in the case, of Gamble's Divorce Bill [Lords].—(Mr. Attorney-General.)
§ Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Select Committee on Divorce Bills that they do hear Counsel and examine Witnesses for Gamble's Divorce Bill [Lords]; and also that they do hear Counsel and examine Witnesses against the Bill if the parties concerned think fit to be heard by Counsel and produce Witnesses.—(Mr Attorney-General.)
§ Franchise and Removal of Women's Disabilities Bill. Second Reading deferred from Friday till Friday, 9th June.