§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the day for the Second Reading read.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a"—(The Acting Chairman of Committees.)
§ THE EARL OF VERULAM
My Lords, this Bill will be opposed in Committee, and I shall not, therefore, divide the House upon it now; but there is one clause in the Bill with regard to the sale of water which is a very serious one for Hertfordshire. I believe there are many petitions against this clause, and it will be necessary, if Hertfordshire is to have the sources of supply which are its right and its due, that this part of the Bill should be deleted. I do not move any Amendment at this stage, but merely draw attention to the matter.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Bill. Read 2a and committed. The Committee to be proposed by the Committee of Selection.
§ St. Marylebone Electric Lighting Bill. Read 3a with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.
§ Harlow and Saw bridge worth Gas Bill |H.L.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to, with Amendments.
§ Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 1) Bill; Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 2) Bill; Local Government Provisional Order (Poor Law) Bill; Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 3) Bill; Electric I Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 1); Bill. Read 2a (according to order), and: committed to a Committee of the Whole; House on Thursday the 9th of June next.
§ Education Board Provisional Order Confirmation (Birmingham) Bill [H.L.]. House in Committee (according to order). Bill reported without amendment; Standing Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 311 on Tuesday the 7th of June next.
§ Pier and Harbour Provisional Order (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]. Read 3a (according to order), and passed, and sent to the Commons.