HL Deb 22 December 1938 vol 111 c671

Message from the Commons to acquaint the House that they have appointed a Select Committee of seven members to join with a Committee to be appointed by the Lords to consider those sections of the Gasworks Clauses Act, 1847, the Waterworks Clauses Act, 1847, the Electricity (Supply) Acts, 1882 to 1936, and the Schedule to the Electric Lighting (Clauses) Act, 1899, which relate to the breaking up of streets for the purpose of laying pipes and other works, and to report what, if any, modifications of those provisions should be made to meet modern conditions with a view to their incorporation in future Bills and Orders promoted by statutory Undertakers; and that they have made the following orders: That leave be given to the Committee to hear parties interested by themselves, their counsel, or agents, so far as the Committee think fit; that the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records; that three be the quorum. The Commons requested their Lordships to appoint an equal number of Lords to be joined with the said Committee.

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