§ Mr. T. M. HEALY
I wish to know whether I shall be entitled to block private Bills now on the Paper in order to call the attention of the House to the extraordinary procedure of His Majesty's Government in regard to a certain Irish Bill. I do not want to cause any trouble to the promoters of the Bills, but I certainly want to raise this question with reference to the action of the Board of Trade on the Kingstown Bill, and unless there is a full explanation I shall, tomorrow and every day, block the Bills for the rest of the Session.
§ Mr. SPEAKER
If the Bill to which the hon. and learned Gentleman refers is the Electric Lighting Provisional Order (No. 6) Bill, when that comes on the hon. Member can object, and it will go over.
§ Lords Amendments considered, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 30th July, and agreed to.
§ To be read the third time To-morrow.
§ Read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.
§ Read the third time, and passed, without Amendment.
§ Read the third time, and passed.696
§ Mr. SPEAKER
If the hon. Member speaks on the Bill now, he will only have five minutes—until three o'clock. If he takes objection, under the Standing Order, it will go over until to-morrow, and if still opposed, a date can be fixed for taking it at 8.15 in the evening.
§ Mr. T. M. HEALY
I wish to ask the Government if they will fix an evening sitting, and what date will be appointed, in order that I may call attention to this Bill in connection with which the Board of Trade have committed the greatest scandal ever perpetrated by any Department.
§ The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS (Mr. Whitley)
The fixing of a date for taking a contested Bill rests with me. I could not on the spur of the moment say on what evening next week it could be taken, but if it be convenient, I should be glad to hear from the hon. Member on what evening he would like it to be taken.
§ Consideration, as amended, deferred till To-morrow.
§ As amended, considered; to be read the third time To-morrow.
§ Consideration deferred till Wednesday next.
§ Read a second time; and ordered to be considered To-morrow.
§ Reported with Amendments, from the Local Legislation Committee (Section A); Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.
§ Reported, without Amendment [Provisional Orders confirmed]; Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.
§ Bill to be read the third time To-morrow697
§ Reported, with Amendments, from the Local Legislation Committee (Section B).
§ Report to lie upon the Table, and to be printed.
§ Message from the Lords, That they have agreed to—
§ Amendment to—
§ Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 3) Bill [Lords], without Amendment.
§ That they have passed a Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend the Law relating to the collection and recovery of mono is due under Affiliation Orders; and for other purposes connected therewith." [Affiliation Orders Bill [Lords].
§ Also, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to authorise the sale of certain lands held by the Trustees of the late John Inglis Chalmers, esquire, of Aldbar, in the county of Forfar, and the investment of the proceeds of sale; and for other purposes." [Aldbar Trust Estates Bill [Lords].
§ And also, a Bill, intituled, "An Act to confirm a Provisional Order under The Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, relating to Wemyss Tramways. [Wemyss Tramways Order Confirmation Bill [Lords].
§ Read the first time; and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.
§ Ordered (under Section 7 of The Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899) to be considered To-morrow.
§ Lords Amendments to be considered upon Monday next, and to be printed. [Bill 298.]