HC Deb 26 July 1911 vol 28 cc1647-8

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be read a second time."


On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker, is it in order for the Local Government Board to put down for Second Reading a Bill which has not, under Standing Order 31, been printed: the Bill has not yet been printed, nor can it be seen?


I believe this Bill is in the Department of the Board of Trade, not of the Local Government Board. The hon. Member is perfectly right. I do not think a Bill which has not been printed should come up for Second Reading, or should be taken. Perhaps the hon. Member will give me time to look into the matter. We ought to have a general rule to apply to all cases of this sort.

Second Reading deferred till to-morrow (Thursday).

Pier and Harbour Provisional Orders (No. 4) Bill,

Lords Amendments considered, and agreed to.

Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 14) Bill,

As amended, considered; to be read the third time To-morrow.

Gas Orders Confirmation (No. 3) Bill [Lords],

Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation (No. 2) Bill [Lords],

Read a second time, and committed.

Westbury Estate Bill [Lords],

Report [25th July] from the Committee on Unopposed Bills relative thereto to be printed.

Great Yarmouth Port and Haven Bill [Lords],

Reported, with Amendments; Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.