§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificate from the Examiners that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bill have been complied with:—Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (Steam Vessels).
§ The same was ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway Bill [H.L.]—(on Recommitment). Report from the Committee, read, and ordered to lie on the Table. Bill reported with further Amendments.
§ London, Tilbury, and Southend Railway Bill. The Lord Balf ur informed the House that the opposition to the Bill was withdrawn. The orders made on the 26th of April last and the 2nd instant discharged, and Bill committed.
§ Huddersfield Corporation Act, 1902 (Amendment) Bill [H.L.]. Commons Amendments considered, and agreed to.
§ Chippenham Gas Bill. Report from the Select Committee, That the Committee had not proceeded with the consideration of the Bill, the opposition thereto having been withdrawn; read, and ordered to be on the Table. The orders made on the 22nd of April last and the 2nd instant discharged, and Bill committed for Thursday next.
§ Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 3) Bill (No. 74): Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 1) Bill (No. 75). Read 1a; to be printed; and referred to the Examiners.
§ Leicestershire and Warwickshire Electric Power Bill [H.L.]; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Electric Power Bill [H.L.]; Great Yarmouth Corporation Bill [H.L.]; Cardiff Railway Bill [H.L.]. Read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.
§ St. Marylebone Electric Lighting Bill. Report from the Committee of Selection, That the five Lords appointed a Select Committee on the Hutchesons' Hospital and Hutchesons' Educational Trust Bill [H.L.], and one other Bill, do form the Select Committee for the consideration of St. Marylebone Electric Lighting Bill: read, and agreed to; All petitions referred to the Committee, with leave to the petitioners praying to be heard by counsel against the Bill to be heard as desired, as also counsel for the Bill.
§ Education Board Provisional (Order Confirmation (Birmingham) Bill [H.L.], Read 2a (according to order).