THE EARL OF ONSLOW
My Lords, I do not think I need occupy your Lordships' time in explaining this Motion, complicated though it seems. We have had a discussion on the subject on two occasions in connection with the Bath Gas Order. The Committee which I am moving is the Committee which was suggested last Session by my noble friend Lord Bath, when I think the idea had your Lordships' approval. I beg to move.
§ Moved to resolve, That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament be appointed to consider and report whether, as one of the methods of giving effect to the basic price system of charge by gas undertakers in those cases in which a power to make a differential charge in respect of any part of the existing or intended limits of supply is proposed to be continued or granted, it is expedient to authorise a, separate basic price in respect of each such part, arrived at by adding to the basic price fixed in respect of the area for which no differential charge is proposed a sum representing the differential charge as proposed to be authorised or continued, or as actually made.—(The Earl of Onslow.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Commons to communicate this Resolution, and to desire their concurrence.
§ House adjourned at ten minutes past seven o'clock.