§ 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:— Rotherham Corporation; Selby Urban District Council.
§ "The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Ulster Electric Power Bill [H.L.]. The Lord BALFOUR informed the House 8 that the Promoters do not intend to proceed further with the Bill. The order of the 21st of April last discharged. Ordered, That the Bill be not further proceeded with.
§ Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (Steam Vessels) Bill; Barnet District Gas and Water Bill. Leave given to the Select Committee to adjourn over Monday next.
§ North Western Electricity and Power e Gas Bill. Read 3a, with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.
§ Southport and Lytham Tramroad (Extension of Time) Bill [H.L.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to, "with Amendments.
§ Strabane, Raphoe, and Convoy Railway Bill. Message to the Commons for 1050 the Right Honourable George Wyndham, Chief Secretary for Ireland (a Member), to be examined as a witness before the Select Committee of this House.
§ Gas Orders Confirmation (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]; Gas and Water Orders Confirmation Bill [H.L.]; Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 4) Bill [H.L.]. Read 3a (according to order), and passed, and sent to the Commons.
§ Leith Corporation Tramways Order Confirmation Bill. Brought from the Commons and read 1a; to be printed; and (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899), deemed to have been read 2a (The Lord Kintore (E. Kintore), and reported from the Committee. (No. 137.)
§ Drainage and Improvement of Lands (Ireland) Provisional Order Bill. Moved, That the order made on the 14th day of March last, "That no Provisional Order Confirmation Bill brought from the House of Commons shall be read a second time after the 16th day of June next," be dispensed with, and that the Bill be now read 2a"; agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Tuesday next.