HL Deb 03 August 1897 vol 52 c222

(1.) This Act may be cited as the Metropolis Water Act 1897.

(2.) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of November next after the passing thereof.


said that the Bill as it stood was to come into operation on November 1. But as the question whether or not there was an adequate supply of water in East London was now being raised the Government thought the Bill should come into operation at once. He, therefore, begged to move to substitute "September 1"for" November 1."

Standing Orders Nos. XXXIX. and XLV. having been suspended, Amendments reported; Bill Read 3a with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.