§ As amended, considered.
§ Sir JOHN BRUNNER
I have been requested to make a short statement. I was Chairman of the Committee that dealt with the Bill upstairs. We made a Special Report to the House stating that in our opinion the company had not given enough to the super-annuitants. I am pleased to say the company since then have offered another £30,000 to the superannuitants, making a total contribution from the company of £78,000 a year. I am happy to say that all parties are now satisfied, including the Committee itself. Only certain small details remain to be considered, so that I hope the House will now pass the Third Reading.
§ Major BARNETT
On my own behalf and on that of my hon. Friend the Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Remer) and others identified with the Association of Superannuated Railway Clerks, I wish to thank the Private Bill Committee for their recommendation and the board of the London, Midland, and Scottish Railway Company for their prompt and generous response to that recommendation, and to express the hope that the Bill will soon find a place on the Statute Book.
§ Ordered, That Standing Orders 223 and 243 be suspended, and that the Bill be now read the Third time.—[The Chairman of Ways and Means.]
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed.
§ PRIVATE BILLS [Lords] (Standing Orders not previously inquired into complied with), Mr. SPEAKER laid upon the Table 1100 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 Reading thereof, the Standing Orders not previously inquired into, which are applicable thereto, have been complied with, namely:
§ County of London Electric Supply Company Bill [Lords].
§ North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Company Bill [Lords].
§ Bills to be read a Second time.