Clause 30. — (For protection of County of London Electric Supply Company, Limited.)

Private Business. – in the House of Commons on 27th July 1927.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Alexander Mr Ernest Alexander , Leyton East

I beg to move, as a consequential Amendment to the Lords Amendment, in Sub-section (1, a), after the word "of," to insert the words "the last preceding Section of."

It was thought that this new Clause, inserted in another place, rather cut across the ordinary law with regard to the supply of electricity in this country. On behalf of the Essex County Council and in conference with the promoters of the Bill it has now been agreed to insert this Amendment if it will satisfy all parties.

Question, "That those words be there inserted," put, and agreed to.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL:

On a point of Order. I think that my hon. Friend the Member for Leyton East (Mr. E. Alexander) has made a slight mistake regarding the arrangement that was come to. The wording that was to be altered was in Sub-section (1, a), to leave out the word "of," and to insert instead thereof the words "conferred by." I think my hon. Friend will see that he has made a mistake.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

If a decision has been arrived at by the House, is an hon. Member entitled to raise new points regarding it?

Photo of Mr John Whitley Mr John Whitley , Halifax

The hon. and gallant Member for Dulwich (Sir F. Hall) is too late. I understand that the words inserted in the Clause have been agreed to by all parties this afternoon.

Sir F. HALL:

With all deference, that was why I was raising the question, because the words I have suggested are the words which were agreed to by all parties, and I think that my hon. Friend moved his Amendment in the way he did in error.