HL Deb 30 July 1897 vol 51 c1583

in moving the Second Beading of this Bill, explained that its object was to extend the borrowing powers of the Metropolitan Police. Under previous Acts they had powers of borrowing, but those powers were nearly exhausted, and, as it was necessary to expend considerable sums upon now police stations, fresh powers were urgently required. The Bill had, he understood, passed through the Commons without opposition or alteration.

Read 2a (according to Order); and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday next.