§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificate from the Examiners that the Standing Orders applicable to the following Bill have not been complied with:—Leven's Patent—(Petition for Bill).
§ The same was ordered to lie on the Table.
§ McConnell's Divorce Bill [H.L.]. Witnesses ordered to attend on Tuesday the 28th instant.
§ Shepton Mallet Gas Company (Electric Lighting) Bill [H.L.]. Read 2a (according to order), and committed. The Committee to be proposed by the Committee of Selection.
§ South-Eastern and London, Chatham, and Dover Railways Bill [H.L.]. The CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES informed the House that the opposition to the Bill was withdrawn. The orders made on the 7th instant, discharged, and Bill committed.
§ Preston Corporation (Ribble Navigation) Bill [H.L.]; Dearne Valley Railway Bill [H.L.]; Truro Water Bill [H.L.]; Torpoint Urban District Water Bill [H.L.]; Great Central Railway Bill [H.L.]; Great Central Railway (Pension Fund) Bill [H.L.]. Report from the Committee of Selection, That the Lord Hay (E.Kinnoul) be proposed to the House as a member of the Select Committee on the said Bills in the place of the Earl Beauchamp; read, and agreed to.