HC Deb 30 July 1906 vol 162 c569
*MR. BARNARD (Kidderminster)

said that although it might be true that the Board of Trade regulations were sufficient to carry out the object of the Amendment he had placed upon the Paper, his complaint was that they were not carried into effect. To show that the Board of Trade were not altogether consistent in their policy he would point out that in the case of the Administrative County of London and District Electric Power Bill of last session, a Bill which was very well known, this clause was inserted by a Select Committee of the House of Lords after evidence had been called and the matter fully gone into, and the Bill passed through all stages in both Houses of Parliament without objection being taken to this clause by the Board of Trade, but the Bill however, failed to receive Royal Assent through want of time. He would not press his objection any further, and he would not move.