§ The LORD CHANCELLOR acquainted the House, That the Clerk of the Parliaments had laid upon the Table the Certificates from the Examiners that the Standing Orders applicable to the following Bills have been complied with:—Pier and Harbour Provisional Orders (No. 1) [H.L]; Pier and Harbour Provisional Orders (No. 2) [H.L.].
§ And also the Certificates that the further Standing Orders applicable to the following Bills have been complied with: —Whitechapel and Bow Railway; Great Western Railway (New Railways); Aylesbury Gas; Ealing Corporation; South Oxfordshire Water and Gas; Great Western Railway (Additional Powers); Halifax Corporation; Stockport Corpora tion; Bristol Corporation; Croydon Corporation; Heckmondwike Improve ment; South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company; Aberdare Urban District Council; Colne Corporation; Swansea Corporation. The same were ordered to lie on the Table.
§ Wellingborough and District Tramroads and Electricity Supply Bill [H.L.]. Petition for additional provision; of the British Electric Traction Company, Limited, and of the Rushden Urban District Council, together with the proposed Amendments annexed thereto; read, and referred to the Examiners.
§ Hull, Barnsley, and West Riding Junction Railway and Dock Bill. The CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES informed the House that the opposition to the Bill was withdrawn. The orders made on the 6th of April and Thursday last discharged, and Bill committed.238
§ Brompton, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rochester Water Bill. Returned from the Commons, with the Amendments agreed to.
§ Great Central Railway (Pension Fund) Bill [H.L.]; Morley Corporation Bill; Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council Bill [H.L.]; Acton Sewage Bill; Birmingham Corporation Bill; Great Northern Railway Bill; Wellingborough and District Tramroads and Electricity Supply Bill [H.L.]; Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation Bill [H.L.]. Report from the Committee of Selection, That the Lord Hare (E. Listowel) be proposed to the House as a member of the Select Committee on the said Bills in the place of the Viscount Ridley; read, and agreed to.
§ Sandgate Urban District Council Bill [H.L.]. Report from the Committee of Selection, That the Lord De Mauley be proposed to the House as a member of the Select Committee on the said Bill in the place of the Lord Denman; read, and agreed to.