HC Deb 02 November 1908 vol 195 c783
MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he can see his way to undertake, with regard to the later stages of the London and District Electricity Supply Bill [Lords], that, if the Bill should emerge from Committee, the subsequent proceedings shall be left to the free decision of the House without Government Tellers in any Division.


It has never been the intention of the Government to assume direct responsibility for this particular solution of the problem of London Electrical Supply, and after the usual procedure has been followed, and the Bill has been duly examined by the Select Committee, it would, I think, be in accordance with the general wish that the House should be left free, as the right hon. Gentleman suggests, to pronounce its decision upon the complex issues presented.