Motion made, and Question proposed,
That the Special Order made by the Electricity Commissioners under the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1922, and confirmed by the Minister of Transport under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919, in respect of the urban district of North Walsham, and parts of the rural districts
of Aylsham, Blofield, Forehoe, Henstead, Loddon and Clavering, Mitford and Launditch, St. Faith's, Smallburgh and Wayland, all in the county of Norfolk, which was presented on the 9th day of November, 1926, be approved subject to the following modifications, namely:
Page 5, line 40, after North Walsham urban district,' insert (excluding the road on and approaches to the bridge carrying the first-mentioned road over the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Railway).'
Page 6, lines 45 and 46, leave out The Aylsham to Mundesley (via North Walsham) Road, in the urban district of North Walsham.'"—[Colonel Ashley.]
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
The understanding was that when there was a considerable number of these Orders, we should not take more than eight on any one evening. I do not want to be in the slightest degree obstructive, but it will be remembered that when the Labour Government was in office we were held up one night, and the understanding then come to was that not more than eight of these Orders should be taken at once. I have no great objection Personally to their going through, but simply want to protect the arrangement that was then made.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
I appreciate the courteous way in which the hon. Member has raised this point. I certainly think the number agreed upon was more than eight; I thought it was 12—six Gas Orders and six Electricity Orders. Anyhow, I would appeal to hon. Members to let these particular Orders go through, because we have to wait here for these Orders to come down from another place, and we are trying all we can every night to get them through before we adjourn. If these Orders are not allowed to pass, it will not hurt me Personally, but it will hurt the inhabitants of the districts concerned, for they will then be without their electricity until February of next year. Therefore, if the hon. Member could see his way to waive his objection, I should be much obliged, from the point of view of the consumers.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
I have no personal wish to delay the matter further, but I desired to submit the point that that certainly was the arrangement made when the last Government was in office.
That the Special Order made by the Electricity Commissioners under the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1922, and confirmed by the Minister of Transport under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919, in respect of the urban districts of Bake-well, Baslow and Bubnell, and South Darley, and part of the rural district of Bakewell, in the county of Derby, which was presented on the 23rd day of November 1926, be approved.
That the Special Order made by the Electricity Commissioners under the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1922, and confirmed by the Minister of Transport under the Electrcity (Supply) Act, 1919, authorising the London Electric Supply Corporation, Limited, to supply electricity
to be used for purposes incidental to the working or lighting of certain railways, which was presented on the 25th day of November 1926, he approved."—[Colonel Ashley.]
§ The remaining Government Orders were read, and postponed.
§ It being after half-past Eleven o'Clock upon Monday evening, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.
§ Adjourned at Eight Minutes after Twelve o'Clock.