THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL OF DONOUGHMORE)
My Lords, with reference to the first Order on the Paper, I move the Motion which stands in my name. I think it is rather an unusual one; that is to say, it is rather unusual for a Bill to be introduced as a late Bill at this period of the Session. At the same time, the Bill deals with a very important proposal and I think it is desirable that at any rate it should be discussed in Parliament and got through, if possible, if the opposition does not prove to be of such a nature that it will take a very long time to consider. I therefore suggest this Motion to your 1373 Lordships' House. The Bill, of course, will have to come in the usual way before the Standing Orders Committee, and go through the usual subsequent stages. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Order made on the 25th March last, "That this House will not receive any Petition for a Private Bill later than Tuesday the 6th of May next," be dispensed with, and that leave be given to the London County Council to present a Petition praying for leave to introduce a Bill to empower the Council to make a new street, street improvements and other works in the vicinity of the Elephant and Castle, and to construct and work new tramways in connection therewith, and for other purposes. —(The Earl of Donoughmore.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to, and leave given accordingly.
§ Petition, together with a copy of the proposed Bill annexed thereto, read, and referred to the Examiners.