HC Deb 04 May 1914 vol 62 cc1-3

Private Bills [Lords] (Standing Orders not previously inquired into 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 Bills, originating in the Lords, and referred on the First Beading thereof, the Standing Orders not previously inquired into, which are applicable thereto, have been complied with, namely:—

Ellesmere Port and Whitby Urban District Council Bill [Lords].

Brentford Gas Bill [Lords].

Ordered, That the Bills be read a second time.

London United Tramways Bill,

Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill,

Read the third time, and passed.

Deal and Walmer Electricity Bill,

St. Anne's-on-the-Sea Improvement Bill,

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

Mexborough Urban District Council Bill [Lords],

Read a second time, and committed.

Great Eastern Railway Bill [Lords] (by Order),

Second Reading deferred till Thursday.

Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 6) Bill,

Read the third time, and passed.

Local Government Provisional Order (No. 3) Bill (by Order).

Order for Second Reading read.

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


The County Council of Wakefield have on several occasions opposed this Bill, but the county council now authorise me to state it is prepared on this occasion to withdraw their opposition to the Bill so long as by doing so their position is not prejudiced in opposing this Bill in Committee stage. [HON. MEMBERS: "Speak up. We cannot hear a word."]


The petitioners against the Bill will not be understood as abandoning any objection to the Bill, and the fact that the Second Reading is unopposed will not be taken to preclude them from raising for consideration by the Committee all points raised in the petition relating to the merits of the Provisional Order scheduled to the Bill, or to the validity or force of the Order, having regard to the fact that it is one of the Orders scheduled to the Local Government Provisional Orders Confirmation (No. 21) Bill, which Bill was recently rejected by this House. I understand that is concurred in by the representatives of the borough of Wakefield.


I wish to explain on behalf of the County Councils Association which took an active part in opposition to this Bill, that after what has been pointed out by my hon. Friend they do not intend to oppose the Bill being read a second time?

Question, "That the Bill be read a second time," put, and agreed to.

Bill read a second time and committed.

Dee Fisheries Provisional Order Bill (by Order).

Second Reading deferred till Wednesday.

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