§ Provisional Order Bills [Lords] (Standing Orders applicable thereto complied with),—Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table Report from one of the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills, That, in the case of the following Bill, brought from the Lords, and referred on the First Reading thereof, the Standing Orders which are applicable thereto have been complied with, namely:—
§ Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time To-morrow.
§ As amended, considered; to be read the third time.
§ Consideration, as amended, deferred till Friday.
§ East Ham Corporation (re-committed) Bill,
§ The following notice of Motion stood on the Paper in the name of the Chairman of Ways and Means:—"That, in the case of the East Ham Corporation (recommitted) Bill, Standing Orders 84, 214, 215, and 239 be suspended, and that the Bill be now taken into consideration provided amended prints shall have been previously deposited."
§ The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS (Mr. Whitley)
I appeal to the hon. Gentleman not to object. The reason I have put those two Motions on the Paper is that this Bill was twice delayed by the exigencies of public business. It was no fault of the promoters of the Bill, and, seeing that is the case, I thought it was only fair that we should endeavour to make up for that lost time to them, and it 258 would be only carrying out the clear decision which the House came to last week when the matter was debated. There will be further opportunity for the opponents in the other House.
Mr. PIKE PEASE
I am sorry to object to the Bill, but I was asked by an hon. Member to object, and I have no other reason for doing so.
§ Question deferred.
§ Consideration, as amended, deferred till Monday next.
§ Considered; to be read the third time To-morrow.
§ Mr. MOONEY
Will the right hon. Gentleman make a statement as to how he proposes to take the first of the two Bills out of the category of opposed Bills.
§ The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS
In each of the two Provisional Order Bills on the Paper there is one opposed Order, and the others are unopposed, but I have a letter from the Board of Trade stating that they do not propose to proceed with the opposed Orders contained in those Bills, during the present Session, and therefore the Bills will come before the Unopposed Committee.
§ Mr. MOONEY
I understand that an official Amendment will be moved to strike out those particular Orders?
§ Bill read a second time, and committed.
§ Ordered, That Standing Orders 211 and 236 be suspended, and the Committee on Unopposed Bills have leave to consider the Bill To-morrow.—[The Deputy-Chairman.]
§ Read a second time, and committed.
§ Ordered, That Standing Orders 211 and 236 be suspended, and that the Committee on Unopposed Bills have leave to consider the Bill To-morrow.—[The Deputy-Chairman.]
§ Message from the Lords,
§ That they have agreed to:—
§ Amendment to—
§ Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 4) Bill [Lords], without Amendment.
§ Lords Amendments to be considered To-morrow.
§ Lords Amendment to be considered To-morrow.
§ Order [11th April] for committing the Bill to a Standing Committee read, and discharged:—Bill withdrawn.—[Sir John Barran.]