§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, that the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificate from the Examiners that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bill have been complied with:—London United Tramways.
§ Also the Certificate that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bill have not been complied with:—Ards Railways.
§ The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ South West Suburban Water Bill.—Report from the Select Committee, That the Committee had not proceeded with the consideration of the Biill, the opposition thereto having been withdrawn; read, and ordered to lie on the Table. The Orders made on the 8th instant discharged, and Bill committed for Tomorrow.
§ London United Tramways Bill.—Moved, that the order made on the 25th 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 road 2a; agreed to; Bill read 2a accordingly and committed, the Committee to be proposed by the Committee of Selection.
§ London and District Electricity Supply Bill [H.L.].—Read 3a, and passed, and sent to the Commons.
§ London United Tramways Bill.—Report from the, Committee of Selection, That the Five Lords appointed a Select Committee on the Blackburn Corporation Bill and other Bills, do form the Select Committee for the consideration of the London United Tramways Bill; read and agreed to. All petitions referred to the Committee, with leave to the Petitioners praying to be heard by Counsel against the Bill to be heard an desired, as also Counsel for the Bill.
§ Manchester Corporation Bill; Burnley Corporation Bill; Blackburn Corporation Bill; Central Ireland Electric Power Bill; Tyne Improvement Bill; River Wandle Protection Bill [H.L.]; Public Offices Sites (Extension Bill).—Report from the Select Committee that the Committee adjourned on Friday last at a 311 quarter past Eleven o'clock; read, and ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899.—Report from the Committee of Selection, that the following Lords be proposed to the House as the panel of Lords to act as Commissioners under the Act, viz.:—
- V. Falkland;
- L. Bowes (E. Strathmore and Kinghorn).
§ Glasgow and South Western Railway Order Confirmation Bill [H.L.].—A Bill to confirm a Provisional Order relating to the Glasgow and South Western Railway—Was presented by the Lord Herschell; read 1a; to be printed; and (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, section 7) deemed to have been read 2a; and reported from the Committee. [No. 139.]
§ Galashiels Drainage and Burgh Extension Order Confirmation Bill.—Brought from the Commons and read 1a; to be printed; and (pursuant to the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899), deemed to have been read 2a (The Lord Herschell), and reported from the Committee. [No. 141.]