§ 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. 11); Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 14).
§ The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Read, and agreed to.
§ North Metropolitan Electric Power Supply Bill. Moved, That the Order made on the 20th day of March last, "That no Private Bill brought from the House of Commons shall be read a second time after the 18th day of June next," be dispensed with, and that the Bill be now read 2a; agreed to: Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed.
§ Southport, Birkdale, and West Lancashire Water Board Bill [h. l.]; King Edward's Hospital Fund for London Bill [H. l.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to, with Amendments.
§ Pier and Harbour Provisional Orders (No. 2) Bill [H. L.]—(Fleetwood Victoria Pier Order); Barry Railway Bill; Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway (General Powers) Bill; North Staffordshire Railway Bill; Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 6) Bill—(Dunstable Order). Report from the Committee of Selection. That the Lord Southampton be proposed to the House as a member of the Select Committee on the said Bills in the place of the Lord Zouche of Haryngworth; read, and agreed to.
§ Board of Education Scheme (Hulme Trust Estates Educational) Confirmation Bill. Brought from the Commons and read la; to be printed, and referred to the Examiners. (No. 96.)