That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to enquire into the powers of regulating charges possessed by the South Metropolitan Gas Company and other gas companies authorised to operate under a basic price and basic dividend system, to consider whether adequate protection is afforded to the interests of the different classes of gas consumers under such powers, and to report what action, if any, is necessary."—[Sir G. Penny.]
§ Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.
§ The remaining Order was read, and postponed.