§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificate from the Examiners that no Standing Orders are applicable to the following Bill:—Canal Tolls and Charges (New Junction Canal) Order Confirmation [H.L.].
§ The same was ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Pasley Children Legitimisation.—Petition of Thomas Hamilton Sabine Pasley, residing at Northlands, Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, praying for leave to introduce a Bill to declare legitimate certain children of Thomas Hamilton Sabine Pasley, together with a copy of the proposed Bill annexed thereto; read, and referred to the Examiners.
§ Murphy Grimshaw's Divorce (Validation).—Petition of William Howard Murphy Grimshaw, of 109, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, in the county of London, praying for leave to present a Bill to remove doubts as to the validity of a certain Decree, dated 30th October, 1893, of the High Court of Justice (Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division) dissolving the marriage solemnised on the 16th November, 1880, between William Howard Murphy Grimshaw and Mary Evalina Julia Murphy Grimshaw, then Mary Evalina Julia Woodward, spinster, and to confirm the said Decree, was presented, and read: Ordered that the said petition be taken into consideration on Monday the 13th instant and that notice thereof be given to the said Mary Evalina Julia Murphy Grimshaw: Leave given to the Petitioner and to the said Evalina Julia Murphy Grimshaw, to be heard by Counsel at the Bar upon the said petition.
§ Southport, Birkdale, and West Lancashire Water Board Bill [H.L.].—Reported from the Select Committee, with Amendments.994
§ Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Bill [H.L.].—Reported from the Select Committee, with Amendments.
§ Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, and Dukinfield (District) Waterworks Bill [H.L.].—Report from the Select Committee, That the Committee continued sitting this day in the absence of the Marquess of Zetland; read, and ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Gas Companies (Removal of Sulphur Restrictions) Bill; Basingstoke Gas Bill.—Road 3a, and passed.
§ Birkenhead Corporation Water Bill [H.L.].—Report from the Committee of Selection, That the Lord de Mauley be proposed to the House as a Member of the Select Committee on the said Bill in the place of the Lord Teynham; read, and agreed to.
§ Broadstairs and St. Peter's Urban District Water Bill [H.L.].—The Order made on the 25th of April last, appointing certain Lords the Select Committee to consider the Bill, discharged.
§ London Government Scheme (Southwark Borough Market) Bill.—Read 3a (according to order), and passed.