§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (EARL BEAUCHAMP)
My Lords, this being one of the class of measures which are of a semi-public and semi-private nature, I do not intend to delay your Lordships in saying anything upon it in moving the Second Reading. I understand that it will appear before a Committee of your Lordships' House in the course of the next few days, and in those circumstances I will content myself by formally moving that the Bill be now read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(Earl Beauchamp.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2ª.