HL Deb 10 July 1903 vol 125 cc301-2


Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.


In moving the Third Reading of this Bill I will take the opportunity of answering the Question put to me by the Marquess of Ripon last night. My noble friend Lord Balfour was quite correct in the statement he made in reply to the noble Marquess. The object of putting in the saving clause to which attention has been called was this, that in the event of the local authorities succeeding in vetoing the proposed transfer of powers, the Local Government Board should be enabled, if it was found that feeling in the county concerned had changed on the subject, to make a fresh Order.

On Question, Bill read 3a, with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before Seven o'clock, to Monday next, a quarter before Eleven o'clock.