§ Order read for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [20th Match], "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ Question again proposed.
§ The DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN Of COMMITTEES (Sir Donald Maclean)
In view of the intention of the Board of Trade to ask for the appointment of a Select Committee to consider the question at issue on all the Gas Bills on the, Paper to-day, I beg to move that they be adjourned till 9th May.
§ Debate further adjourned till Thursday, 9th May.
§ Cannock Gas Bill, Hampton Court Gas Bill, Liverpool Gas Bill, Longwood and Slaithwaite Gas Bill, Yeadon and Guiseley Gas Bill, Cardiff Gas Bill, Commercial Gas Bill, Gas Light and Coke Company Bill, Hastings and St. Leonard's Gas Bill, Maidenhead Gas Bill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gates-head Gas Bill, Plymouth and Stone house Gas Bill, Port sea Island Gas Light Bill, Richmond Gas Bill, Southampton Gas Bill, South Metropolitan Gas Bill, South Shields Gas Bill, South Suburban Gas Bill, Swansea Gas Bill, York Gas Bill, Basingstoke Gas Bill, Rhymney and Aber Valleys Gas and Water Bill, Alliance and Dublin Gas Bill — (All by Order.)
§ Second Heading deferred till Thursday, 9th May.
§ 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 Bill, originating in the Lords, and referred on the First Reading thereof, the Standing Orders 1608 not previously inquired into which are applicable thereto, have been complied with, namely:
§ Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time.
§ Read the first time; and referred to the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills.