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Bill 224 Third Reading

Volume 282: debated on Thursday 2 August 1883

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Order for Third Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the third time."—( Mr. John Holms.)

wished to ask for the ruling of the Speaker upon a point of Order. He wanted to know whether, as it was intended to oppose the third reading of the Bill, it would be regular to discuss it now, or whether it would not be necessary for the Bill to stand over until another day?

In the case of a Private Bill, if the hon. Member opposed the third reading, it would have to stand over. But this is a Public and not a Private Bill, and. the discussion can be taken now.

said, he was altogether without documents that were necessary for him to lay his case before the House; and, therefore, he should have preferred the postponement of the discussion. But if it was ruled that the debate was to go on, he would be prepared to explain his views in regard to the Bill, although he believed that the opposition would apply more to the second Bill upon the Paper than the present one.

said, he had a Notice on the Paper in reference to the second Bill. He thought it was absolutely necessary that both Bills should be taken together.

The hon. Member's Notice which appears upon the Paper applies to the next Order of the Day.

said, he was under the impression that by the Standing Order any Notice of opposition given to a Bill of this nature rendered it essential that the discussion should be postponed until another day.

The hon. Member is mistaken. The Standing Order does not apply in this case, because the Bill is a Public Bill.

It is a Provisional Order Bill, and all Provisional Order Bills are Public Bills.

said, he understood the right hon. Gentleman the President of the Board of Trade to intimate that in face of the opposition raised to the second Bill it would go over until tomorrow.

, on a point of Order, wished to know how it was, if this were a Private Bill, that it came on at the time of Private Business?

said, he would make an appeal to his hon. Friend the Secretary to the Board of Trade to allow the Bill to stand over.

asked if it was competent for any Member to move that the Bill be re-committed?

said, he thought that would be the best way to relieve the House from its present difficulty. He would therefore move that the Bill be re-committed in reference to the Strand District Order. Amendment proposed, to leave out the words "now read the third time," and add the word "re-committed,"—(Mr. Hicks,)—instead thereof. Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."

said, he strongly objected to the manner in which this question of electric lighting was being dealt with. He had already said what he desired to say in reference to these Bills. Message to attend the Lords Commissioners;— The House went;—and being returned;—