§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD SOMERLEYTON
My Lords, this Bill is on exactly the same lines as other similar Bills that have been introduced into your Lordships' House in previous years. If your Lordships desire an explanation of any part of it, I shall be glad to give it. I need, however, I think, only say that petitions were lodged against the Sunderland, the Tees and the Tyne Orders in the first House, and the Bill was considered by an Opposed Committee who, after hearing evidence from the parties concerned, passed the Orders in the form proposed by the Board of Trade.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Somerleylon.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed.