HL Deb 22 July 1898 vol 62 c808

"Where a Bill or a part or parts or clause or clauses of a Bill is or are withdrawn under this Act, no further expense shall be incurred by the council or mayor or chairman of the council in or about the promotion of the Bill, or part or parts or clause or clauses so with-drawn; but, subject as aforesaid, all costs, charges, and expenses incurred by the council or mayor or chairman in or as incidental to the preparation and promotion of the Bill, up to and inclusive of its deposit in Parliament and withdrawal (if withdrawn), and in or as incidental to the taking of a poll under this Act, shall, when taxed by a taxing officer of me of the Houses of Parliament, or allowed under the Borough Funds Act, 1872, be charged on and payable out of such one or more of the public funds or rates under the control of the council (and if more than one, then in such proportions) as the council, having regard to the nature and objects of the Bill, may determine to be just and proper."—(The Earl of Beauchamp.)


The noble Earl in charge of this Bill has asked me to move the Amendment which stands in his name. In doing so, perhaps I may be allowed to say two words of explanation, The Amendment which your Lordships we asked to insert in the Bill originally formed part of the Bill, but while the Bill was passing through Standing Committee it was accidentally omitted, owing to circumstances which I need not trouble your Lordships by relating. I understand that the noble Lord who represents the Local Government Board is willing to accept the clause, and I trust your Lordships will do so too.

Motion made.

Question put— That the clause be added to the Bill.

Motion agreed to.

Bill ordered for Third Reading on Monday next.