§ MR. Speaker
laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in the case of the following Bills, 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.:—Royal Insurance Company Bill [Lords]; West Riding Tramways Bill [Lords]; Folkestone, Sandgate, and Hythe Tramways Bill [Lords]; West Yorkshire Tramways Bill [Lords]; Newquay and District Water Bill [Lords]; Medway Lower Navigation Bill [Lords].
§ Ordered, That the Bills be read a second time.
§ Resolution of the House of the 18th day of March, relative to the Metropolitan Water Board (Charges, etc.) Bill and the Metropolitan Water Board (Various Powers) Bill, which was ordered to be communicated to the Lords, and the Message from the Lords of the 19th day of March signifying their concurrence in the said Resolution, read.
§ Ordered, That the Metropolitan Water Board (Charges, etc.) Bill and the Metropolitan Water Board (Various Powers) Bill be committed to a Select Committee of Five Members, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, to be joined with a Committee of Five Lords.
§ Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.1452
§ Ordered, That all Petitions in favour of or against the Bills, respectively, presented on or before the 22nd day of April, 1907, be referred to the Committee; that the Petitioners praying to be heard against the Bills, or either of them, by themselves, their counsel, agents, or witnesses be heard, and counsel be heard in support of the Bills.
§ Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.
§ Ordered, That three be the quorum.—(Mr. Burns.)