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Electric Lighting Provisional Orders (No 5) Bill

Volume 282: debated on Thursday 2 August 1883

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Question again proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."

said, that in supporting the third reading of the Bill he would point out that this Provisional Order, along with others, had been referred not only to an ordinary Select Committee, but to a Hybrid Committee, in order that anybody might appear before the Committee who had anything to say upon the subject. He believed that the matter had been investigated with great care, and that no substantial opposition was raised to the Bill. Under those circumstances, he hoped the House would assent to the third reading.

said, he hoped that his hon. Friend the Member for Cambridgeshire (Mr. Hicks), who had moved the re-committal of the Bill, would now allow the Bill to pass the third reading, in order that the House might come to Bill (No. 8), against which the principal objection was raised; and in regard to that Bill he would ask his hon. Friend the Secretary to the Board of Trade to put off its consideration until to-morrow, in the event of the opposition to (No. 5) Bill being withdrawn. As one reason, he would point out that it was most desirable that the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Trade should be present when the question was discussed.

said, that after the remarks of the hon. Member (Sir Joseph M'Kenna), if it was the wish of the House he would withdraw the Amendment. Amendment, by leave, withdrawn. Main Question put, and agreed to. Bill read the third time, and passed.