HC Deb 29 June 1920 vol 131 cc350-1

(1) Anything which under the Gas and Water Works Facilities Act, 1870, or any Act amending the same may be effected by a Provisional Order confirmed by Parliament may, so far as those enactments relate to gas, be effected by a Special Order made by the Board of Trade under and in accordance with the provisions of this Section, and for the purposes of the powers conferred by this Section the Gas and Waterworks Facilities Act, 1870, shall have effect as though Section 15 thereof, which excludes the Metropolis from the operation of the Act, were omitted therefrom.


I beg to move, in Sub-section (1), after the word "made", to insert the words "on the application of any local authority, company, or person".

The object is to make it quite clear that the procedure takes place upon the application of any kind of person who is legitimately interested in such an Order being proceeded with.


I do not believe that these words are necessary, but they are merely declaratory, and they are only doing exactly what we should have done in any case, and therefore I have no objection to their being put in.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill read the Third time, and passed.