§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(The Marquess of Linlithgow.)
, who had given notice to move, in the event of the Bill being read 2a, that it be referred to a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons, said: My Lords, I understand that clauses have been agreed to by the promoters 1499 which safeguard the interests of the National Telephone Company in the direction in which they feared they were threatened, and under those circumstances I shall not move my Motion.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and (pursuant to the. provisions of the, Private Legislation Procedure Act, 1899), deemed to have been reported from the Committee; and to be read 3a on Monday next.
§ Glasgow Corporation (Tramways Consolidation) Order Confirmation Bill [H.L.]. Read 2a (according to order), and (pursuant to the provisions of the Private Legislation Procedure Act, 1899), deemed to have been reported from the Committee; and to be read 3a on Monday next.
§ Glasgow Corporation Order Confirmation Bill [H.L.]. Read 3a (according to order); Amendments made. Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.
§ Rathmines and Rathgar Extension and Improvement Bill; North-Eastern Railway Bill; North-Eastern Railway (Steam Vessels) Bill; London Government Scheme (London and Middlesex) Bill; London Government Scheme (Hackney and Edmonton Unions) Bill; Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 5) Bill. Report from the Committee of Selection, That the following Lords be proposed to the House to form the Select Committee for the consideration of the said Bills; viz.:
- D. Manchester.
- E. Malmesbury.
- E. Eldon.
- V. Falmouth.
- L. Kintore (E. Kintore) Chairman); agreed to; and the said Lords appointed accordingly. The Committee to meet on Monday next, at Twelve o'clock; and all petitions referred to the Committee, with leave to the petitioners praying to be heard by counsel against the Bills to be heard as desired, as also counsel for the Bills.