HL Deb 15 June 1903 vol 123 cc833-6

The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House that the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificates from the Examiners that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bills have been complied with: Naval Works Provisional Order; Local Government Provisional Orders (Gas); Middlesbrough Corporation; Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway; South Yorkshire Joint Railways; Wolverhampton and Cannock Chase Railway (Extension of Time); Great Northern, Piccadilly, and Brompton Railway (Various Powers); Midland Great Western Railway of Ireland; Great Western Railway; Woolwich Borough Council; Great Southern and Western Railway; Mullingar, Kells, and Drogheda Railway; Plymouth Corporation; Hainault Forest; London County Council (Money); Neath, Pontardawe, and Brynaman Railway; North-Eastern Railway; Wood Green Urban District Council.

And the Certificates that no further Standing Orders are applicable to the following Bills: Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Orders (No. 6); Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Orders (No. 8); Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 11).

And also the Certificates that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bills have not been complied with: London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway; Stroud and District Tramways; Romford and District Tramways; Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway; Beckenham Urban District Council.

The same were ordered to lie on the Table.

Manchester Corporation Bill [H.L.]; Supplemental Report from His Majesty's Attorney-General, received, and ordered to lie on the Table.

London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway Bill: A petition of Mr. William Howard Gray, of 63, Queen Victoria Street, London, solicitor, praying for leave to present a petition of Messrs. Frederick Boyd Brown and Charles Wells, praying to be heard by counsel against the Bill, although the time limited by Standing Order No. 93 for presenting such petition has expired; read, and ordered to lie on the Table; and Standing Order No. 93 to be considered to-morrow in order to its being dispensed with in respect of the said petition.

Gas Light and Coke Company Bill; Great Eastern Railway Bill; Bournemouth Gas and Water Bill [H.L.]. Committee to meet on Thursday next.

Manchester Corporation Bill [H.L.]. Report from the Select Committee, that the Committee had not proceeded with the consideration of the Bill, no parties having appeared in opposition thereto; read, and ordered to lie on the Table: The orders made on 23rd March and 25th May last discharged, and Bill committed.

Market Drayton Gas Bill: Read 3a, and passed.

Chatham and District Light Railways Bill [H.L]: Read 3a; Amendments made; Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.

Dover Corporation Bill; Merthyr Tydfil Urban District Council Bill; Wigan Corporation Tramways Bill. Brought from the Commons; read 1a; and referred to the Examiners.

Metropolitan District Railway (Various Powers) Bill; London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway Bill; Beckenham Urban District Council Bill; Stroud and District Tramways Bill; Romford and District Tramways Bill; Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway Bill. Examiner's Certificates of non-compliance with the Standing Orders referred to the Standing Orders Committee on Tuesday the 23rd instant.

Tramways Orders Confirmation (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]; Gas and Water Orders Confirmation Bill [H.L.]; Charing Cross, Euston, and Hampstead Railway Bill; City and South London Railway Bill; Great Northern Railway Bill; Great Central Railway Bill; London County Council (General Powers) Bill; Walker and Wallsend Union Gas Bill; New Hunstanton Improvement Bill; Lancashire and Yorkshire and London and North-Western Railways (Steam Vessels) Bill. Report from the Committee of Selection, That the following Lords be proposed to the House to form the Select Committee for the consideration of the said Bills; (viz.)—

D. Wellington,

E. Malmesbury,

E. Belmore (chairman),

E. Powis

L. Manners;

agreed to; and the said Lords appointed accordingly: The Committee to meet on Tuesday the 23rd instant, at eleven o'clock; and all petitions referred to the Committee, with leave to the petitioners praying to be heard by counsel against the Bills to be heard as desired, as also counsel for the Bills.

Manchester Southern Tramways (Lancashire) Bill [H.L.]; Reported from the Select Committee, with Amendments.

Wellington (Salop) Gas Bill [H.L.]; Commons' Amendments considered, and agreed to.

Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 4) Bill. To be read 2a to-morrow.—(The Lord Wolverton.)

Gas Orders Confirmation (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]; Gas Orders Confirmation (No.) 2 Bill [H.L.]; Water Orders Confirmation Bill [H.L.]. House to be in Committee to-morrow.

Private and Provisional Order Confirmation Bills. Ordered, That Standing Orders Nos. 72 and 82 be suspended for the remainder of the session.

Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 6) Bill; Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Orders (No. 1) Bill; Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Order (No. 2) Bill; Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Orders (No. 4) Bill. Read 3a (according to Order), and passed.

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