§ Order of the day for the Second Reading read.
My Lords, the object of this Bill is a very simple one, and one which must be very familiar to those of your Lordships who carry on the Committee work of this House. A considerable number of small alterations in the boundaries of the are as of local authorities in London have been made under the London Government Act, 1899, and these necessitate corresponding adjustments of the boundaries of electric lighting areas. These electric lighting boundaries have not been dealt with by the schemes under the London Government Act, as it was considered more convenient that they should be dealt with as a whole by a single Bill. This Bill is introduced for the purpose. If your Lordships consent to read the Bill a second time, the Board of Trade will be prepared, where any difference of opinion arises between the areas concerned, to call a conference, and they have great hopes that that conference will save your Lordships the trouble of a Select Committee. The conference would be held at the Board of Trade, and some high official of that department would 1212 be nominated as a member. I beg to move the Second Reading.
Moved, that the Bill be now read 2a.— (Lord Wolverton.)
§ Bill read 2a (according to order).