HC Deb 22 February 1915 vol 70 cc1-2

Private Bills (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, referred on the Second Reading thereof, the Standing Orders not previously inquired into, which are applicable thereto, have been complied with, namely:—

Ordered, That the Bills be committed.

Skegness Urban District Gas Bill,

Read a second time, and committed.

London Electric Supply Bill (by Order).

The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS (Mr. Whitley)

After carefully considering the nature and scope of the powers which are sought by this Bill, I have informed the promoters that in my opinion the Bill is not one which the House ought, in the present Session, to be called upon to consider, raising as it undoubtedly does important questions of a public character and contentious nature. The promoters have, therefore, agreed that the Order for the Second Reading of the Bill should be discharged, and the Bill withdrawn. I beg to move, "That the Order be read and discharged, and the Bill withdrawn."

Question put, and agreed to.

Order read, and discharged; Bill withdrawn.

Doncaster Corporation Bill (by Order),

Read a second time, and committed.

Metropolitan District Railway Bill (by Order),

Second Reading deferred till To-morrow.

Plymouth Corporation Bill [Lords],

Copy presented of Report of the Attorney General on the Bill [pursuant to Standing Order 175a]; referred to the Committee on the Bill.

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