§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.
§ * LORD HAWKESBURY
said, this was a very short Bill. Its object was simply to determine a question which had arisen upon a section of the Housing of the Working Classes Act of 1890. That Act authorised the replacing of the dwellings of persons whose homes had been found to be in an insanitary condition, and the Local Government Board was empowered to direct the Local Authority to carry out its provisions. A question had arisen with regard to the bororwing powers in reference to larger and smaller areas. The Local Government Board had always considered that the necessary power of borrowing was given in the smaller, as it undoubtedly was in the larger areas, and had made orders accordingly. As, however, the point had been raised, it was thought desirable to bring in this Bill.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a." —(The Lord Hawkesbury.)
§ Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.