§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificates from the Examiners that the Standing Orders applicable to the following Bills have been complied with:—Gas and Water Orders Confirmation (No. 2) [H.L.]; Tramways Orders Confirmation [H.L.]; Electric Lighting Provisional Order (No. 2) [H.L.]; Electric Lighting Provisional Order (No. 4) [H.L.]; Local Government Provisional Orders (No. 4).
§ Also the certificate that the Standing Orders have not been complied with in respect of the petition for the following Bill:—Alton Military Hospital.
§ Also that the Standing Orders have not been complied with in respect of the petition for additional provision in the following Bill:—Broadstairs and St. Peter's Urban District Water [H.L.].
§ And also the certificates from the examiners that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bill have been complied with:—Great Northern and City Railway.
§ The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Harrison's Patent Bill [H.L.]; General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation, Limited, Bill [H.L.]; Heywood and Middleton Water Board Bill [H.L.]; Pontypridd Urban District Council Bill [H.L.]; North British Railway Bill [H.L.]; Coventry Corporation Water Bill [H.L.], now Coventry Corporation Bill [H.L.]; Midland Railway Bill [H.L.]. Read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.
§ Education Board Provisional Order Confirmation (London No. 2) Bill [H.L.]; Education Board Provisional Orders Confirmation (Surrey, etc.) Bill [H.L.]; Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No. 1) Bill [H.L.]. Committed.
§ Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Bill; Leeds Corporation Bill; London 1450 County Council (Tramways and Improvements) Bill; King's Norton and Northfield Urban District Council Bill; London and North-Western Railway Bill; London United Tramways Bill; Penrith Urban District Council Bill. Brought from the Commons, read 1a, and referred to the Examiners.
§ Folkestone, Sandgate, and Hythe Tramways Bill [H.L.]; Manchester Ship Canal (Bridgewater Canal) Bill [H.L.]; West Yorkshire Tramways Bill [H.L.]. Returned from the Commons agreed to, with amendments: The said amendments considered, and agreed to.
§ Oregon Mortgage Company, Limited, Order Confirmation Bill. Brought from the Commons, read 1a; to be printed; and (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1899), deemed to have been read 2a. (The Lord Hamilton of Dalzell), and reported from the Committee. (No. 57.)