§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificates from the Examiners that no Standing Orders are applicable to the following Bills:—Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 2); Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 3); Local Government Provisional Orders (Poor Law). The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Rhymney and Aber Valleys Gas and Water Company—(Petition for Bill). Examiner's Certificate of non-compliance with the Standing Orders referred to the Standing Orders Committee on Tuesday next.
§ Hastings Tramways Bill [H.L.]. Report from the Select Committee, That the Committee had not proceeded with the consideration of the Bill, no parties having appeared in opposition thereto; read, and ordered to lie on the Table. The orders made on the 13th and 31st of March last discharged, and Bill committed.
§ South Lancashire Tramways Bill [H.L.]. The CHAIRMAN or COMMITTEES informed the House that the opposition to the Bill was withdrawn. The order made on the 30th of March last discharged, and Bill committed.
§ London and India Docks Company Bill [H.L.]. The CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES 3 informed the House that the promoters do not intend to proceed further with the Bill. The order of the 14th of April last discharged. Ordered, That the Bill be not further proceeded with.
§ McConnell's Divorce Bill [H.L.]. Message from the Commons for copy of the Minutes of Evidence taken before this House, together with the proceedings and the documents deposited in the case. Ordered to be communicated, with a request that they may be returned.
§ Hull, Barnsley, and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Bill; Great Central Railway (Pension Fund) Bill [H.L.]; Morley Corporation Bill; Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council Bill [H.L.]; Acton Sewage Bill; Birmingham Corporation Bill; Great Northern 4 Railway Bill; Wellingborough and District Tramroads and Electricity Supply Bill [H.L.]; Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation Bill [H.L.]. 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.):
- V. Ridley,
- L. Belhaven and Stenton,
- L. Ravensworth,
- L. Brougham and Vaux (chairman),
- L. Biddulph;
§ Gas and Water Orders Confirmation (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]. Read 2a (according to order).