HL Deb 22 May 1900 vol 83 c881


Order of the Day for the Second Heading read.


My Lords, this is a very short Bill, which has gone through the other House of Parliament without any opposition. It is introduced by the Irish Government for the purpose of removing certain doubts which have been found to exist as to the powers of the Local Government Board for determining the area on which certain special expenses for water supply, drainage works, and such like are chargeable, and for the purpose of making it clear that the Local Government Board has power to change the area over which these expenses are chargeable with the consent of the council of the district.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read a second time."— (The Earl of Denbigh.)

On Question, agreed to. Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the whole House on Friday next.