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Burghs (Scotland) Gas Supply (Re-Committed) Bill—Bill 120

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 18 May 1876

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( Sir Windham Anstruther, Mr. Orr Ewing, Mr. Grieve, Mr. William Holms.)

Committee

Order for Committee read.

moved that the Order for the Committee be discharged for the present in order that the measure might be referred back to the Select Committee.

said, he did not wish to offer any opposition to the proposal before the House, but he thought it right to point out some important changes which had been introduced into the Bill in Committee. If it re-appeared before the House again in the shape it now was, it would be his duty to trouble the House at much greater length on the matter in pointing out the remarkable provisions which had been inserted in the Bill,

would like a more definite statement of the proposals in the Bill which the hon. Gentleman (Mr. Raikes) considered so objectionable.

Order discharged; Motion agreed to.

Bill re-committed to the former Select Committee, with reference to Clauses 2, 3, 6, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 43, 45, and 57, and Schedule B.

Customs Laws Consolidation Bill

Considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Resolved, That the Chairman be directed to move the House, that leave be given to bring in a Bill to consolidate the Customs Laws.

Resolution reported:—Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. RAIKES, Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, and Mr. CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 154.]

Prevention Of Crimes Act Amendment Bill

On Motion of Sir Henry SELWIN-IBBETSON, Bill to amend "The Prevention of Crimes Act, 1871," ordered to be brought in by Sir Henry SELWIN-IBBETSON and Mr. Secretary Cross.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 153.]

Poor Law Rating (Ireland) Bill

On Motion of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Bill to amend the Law for the Relief of the Poor in Ireland in respect to rating and chargeability on Poor Law Unions, ordered to be brought in by Sir Michael HICKS-BEACH and Mr. SOLICITOR GENERAL for IRELAND.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 156.]

House adjourned at half after One o'clock.