HL Deb 06 August 1896 vol 43 cc1561-2

had the following Motion on the Paper with reference to the Local Government Provisional Order (No. 2) Bill, to move:— That the Order made on the 16th day of March last, 'That no Bill brought from the House of Commons confirming any Provisional Order or Provisional Certificate shall be read a Second time after Tuesday the 23rd day of June next,' be dispensed with, and that the Bill be read 2a. The noble Lord said he had to ask leave to withdraw the Motion which stood in his name. He was in hopes up to the last moment that the opposition manifested to this Bill would have been withdrawn. It was a very important Bill relating to sanitary improvement in Esher, a neighbourhood that was rapidly becoming very thickly populated. A House of Commons Committee considered the Bill, and notwithstanding the opposition brought to bear against it, passed it. The opposition had been renewed in their Lordships' House, and though not numerically important it brought the Bill within the category of an opposed Bill, and he understood the Chairman of Committees would object to the suspension of the Standing Order being approved by their Lordships at this period of the Session in the case of an opposed Bill. He was, therefore, under the circumstances, obliged to ask leave to withdraw the Motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.