§ Ordered, That Standing Orders Nos. 72, 82, and 85 be suspended for the remainder of the session.
§ Gas and Water Orders Confirmation (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to.
§ Metropolitan and Great Central Railway Companies Bill [H.L.]; Western Valleys (Monmouthshire) Water and Gas Bill [H.L.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to, with Amendments. The said Amendments considered, and agreed to.
§ Edinburgh Corporation Order Confirmation Bill [H.L.]. (NO. 141.) A Bill 803 to confirm a Provisional Order relating to Edinburgh Corporation. And
§ Stonehaven Harbour Order Confirmation Bill [H.L.]. (No. 142.) A Bill to confirm a Provisional Order relating to Stonehaven Harbour. Were presented by the Marquess of Linlithgow; read 1a; to be printed; and (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, Section 7), deemed to have been read 2a; and reported from the Committee.
§ Local Government (Ireland) Provisional Orders (No. 2) Bill. Brought from the Commons and read 1a; to be printed, and referred to the Examiners. (No. 143.)
§ Local Government Provisional Order (No. 16) Bill; Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 17) Bill. Moved, That the order made on the 16th day of March last, "That no Provisional Order Confirmation Bill brought from the House of Commons shall be read a second time after the 27th day of June next," be dispensed with, and that the Bills be now read 2a; agreed to. Bills read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House to-morrow.