|PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION TO BE ADDED IN CERTAIN OF THE TOWNSHIPS.|
|Name of Township.||Additional Percentage.|
|Bray||…||30 per centum.|
|Clontarf||…||20 per centum.|
|Dalkey||…||20 per centum.|
|Pembroke||…||5 per centum.|
§ After the word "Kingstown," to insert the words "and Blackrock," and to leave out opposite the word "Kingstown" the figure "10" and to insert "20." He said with regard to these Amendments he statement to make to their Lordships. The Bill had been before the House last year, and had been threshed out by four Committees. He had consulted with the Chairman of Committees in regard to these Amendments, and his noble Friend advised him that the Bill having now been before four Committees in this and the other House, it would under the circumstances not be in accordance with precedents to allow Amendments to be inserted at the present stage. His noble Friends, Lords Pembroke and De Vesci, who were interested in the Bill, would be very glad to have Clause 9 amended by substituting "three" for "ten" in line 12, but under the circumstances he desired to withdraw the Amendments. He did so with some reluctance, but he felt that Lord Morley was right in insisting that the force and authority their Lordships usually attached to the decision of a Committee should not be disturbed. This was not the first time this Session he had felt the noble Lord's restraining influence.
THE EARL OF MORLEY (CHAIRMAN of (COMMITTEES)
thanked his noble Friend for withdrawing the Amendments, and thought he had exercised a wise discretion. The House would have been hardly 947 inclined to review a decision of its Committee arrived at after careful consideration.
§ Bill read a Third time, passed, and sent to the Commons.