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Preamble read the first time. Reports from the Home Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport were read.

Mr. JEEVES, K.C., called evidence in support of the Preamble of the Bill.
Mr. SAMUEL PARKER sworn and examined.
Further consideration of the Preamble postponed.
Clauses considered, amended and agreed to.
Mr. JOHN KIRBY SWALES sworn and examined.
Mr. SAMUEL PARKER recalled and further examined.

Mr. WALTER RUSSELL BROWN, Mr. JOHN BARNARD, Mr. WILLIAM TYLDSLEY, and Mr. Joseph DICKINSON sworn and examined.

Mr. JOHN BARNARD and Mr. WILLIAM TYLDSLEY recalled and further examined.

Part IV (Streets and Buildings) disallowed.
Other Clauses considered, amended and agreed to.
Dr. CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM Paul MOFFAT sworn and examined.
Mr. SAMUEL PARKER recalled and further examined.
Room cleared. The Committee deliberated.
Preamble read a second time, and amended.
Question, That the Preamble, as amended, is proved, put and agreed to.
Parties called in and informed of the decision of the Committee.
Report read and agreed to.
Ordered, To Report.

[Adjourned till Tuesday, 30th March, at 11 o'clock.

Tuesday, 30th March, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN THE CHAIR.
General Clifton Brown.

Sir Robert Newman.
Mr. Grotrian.

Mr. J. H. Palin.
Mr. Lowth.

Mr. Raine.
Major Alan McLean.

Mr. R. Richardson.
Colonel Sir Joseph Nall.

HACKNEY BOROUGH COUNCIL BILL-further considered.
Clauses further considered, amended and agreed to.
Clause 66 (Power to accept and administer gifts for benefit of Borough).
Mr. TYLDESLEY-JONES, K.C., was heard in support of the Clause.

Mr. BEAUMONT was heard in opposition on behalf of the Report of the Attorney-General.

Room cleared. The Committee deliberated.
Question, That the Clause stand part of the Bill, put and negatived.
Parties called in and informed of the decision of the Committee.
Preamble further considered.
Mr. RICHARD HARRY Riding Tee recalled and further examined.

Preamble read a second time, and amended.
Room cleared. The Committee deliberated.

Question, That the Preamble, as amended, is proved, put and agreed to.

Parties called in and informed of the decision of the Committee.
Report read and agreed to.
Ordered, To Report.
The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That on and after Wednesday, 14th April, the Committee do sit as two Committees and that the Bills be apportioned between the two Committees in such manner as the Chairman may direct. That Section A of the Committee do consist of the following members : Sir Thomas Robinson.

Major Alan McLean.
Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman.
Mr. Grotrian.

Mr. Raine.
Vr. Lowth.

Mr. R. Richardson.
That Section B do consist of the following members :
Colonel Sir Joseph Nall.

Mr. J. H. Palin.
General Clifton Brown.

Captain Walter Shaw.
Mr. Christie.

Sir Chas. Wilson.
Mr. MacLaren.

[Adjourned till Thursday, 22nd April, at 11 o'clock.

Thursday, 22nd April, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN THE CHAIR. Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman. Mr. Lowth.

Mr. J. H. Palin. Major Alan McLean.

Mr. R. Richardson. Colonel Sir Joseph Nall.

Captain Walter Shaw. The Chairman informed the Committee that Colonel Sir Joseph NALL found it impossible to continue to act as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Section B.

The Committee deliberated.
Resolved, That Mr. RAINE be'appointed Deputy Chairman.

[Whole Committee adjourned sine die.

Tuesday, 14th December, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN THE CHAIR.
General Clifton Brown.

Mr. Raine.
Mr. Christie.

Mr. R. Richardson,
Sir Robert Newman,

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read the first and second time.

Question, That this Report be the Special Report of the Committee to the House-put, and agreed to.

Ordered, To Report.

Section A.

Wednesday, 14th April, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

Mr. Grotrian.

Mr. Raine. Major Alan McLean.

Mr. R. Richardson.
Mr. Lowth.
In the absence of Sir Thomas ROBINSON, Mr. RAINE was called to
the Chair.

GUILDFORD CORPORATION BILL.
Counsel-Mr. Jeeves, K.C., and Mr. Rowand Harker, K.C.
Agents-Messrs. Sharpe, Pritchard & Co.
The following Petitions against the Bill were read.

(i) Woking Water and Gas Co. Counsel-Mr. Craig Henderson, K.o., and Mr. BIDDER. Agents-Messrs. Sherwood & Co.

(ii) Surrey County Council. Counsel-Mr. Tyldesley-Jones, K.C., and Mr. FitzGerald. Agents—Messrs. Rees and Freres.

(iii) Southern Railway Co.
Counsel-Reserved.
Agents-Mr. W. Bishop.

(iv) Conservators of the River Thames.
Counsel-Mr. Wrottesley, K.C., and Mr. Purchase.
Agents—Messrs. John Kennedy & Co.
Preamble read the first time.

Reports from the Home Office, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transport and the Attorney-General were read.

Mr. JEEVES, K.C., called evidence in support of the Preamble of the Bill.

Mr. CHARLES HEWITT WOOD sworn and examined.
Further consideration of the Preamble postponed.
Clauses considered, amended and agreed to.
Clause 66 (As to transfer to Corporation of Sports Ground).

Mr. HENRY EDWARD Smith and Mr. John Wu. Hipwood sworn and examined.

Room cleared. The Committee deliberated.
Clause amended and agreed to.

Parties called in and informed of the decision of the Committee,
Other Clauses considered, amended and agreed to.
Dr. ROBERT WYNNE CHARLES PIERCE sworn and examined.

[Adjourned till To-morrow at 11 o'clock.

Thursday, 15th April, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman.
Mr. Lowth.

Mr. Raine.
Major Alan McLean.
In the absence of Sir Thomas ROBINSON, Mr. RAINE was again called
to the Chair.

GUILDFORD CORPORATION BILL (continued).
Clauses further considered, amended and agreed to.
Dr. ROBERT WYNNE CHARLES PIERCE recalled and further examined.
Mr. ARTAUR COLLINS sworn and examined.
Mr. JOHN WILLIAM HIPWOOD recalled and further examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at 11 o'clock.

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MEMBERS PRESENT :

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SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN THE CHAIR. Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman. Mr. Lowth.

Mr. Raine.
Major Alan McLean.

Mr. R. Richardson.
GUILDFORD • CORPORATION BILL (continued).
Late Petition against the Bill.
Electrical Engineers and Electrical Contractors and other Ratepayers.
Counsel-Mr. Craig Henderson and Mr. Drucquer.
Agents—Messrs. Turner & Co.

The Committee deliberated the advisability of hearing the petitioners against the Bill.

Upon an explanation by Counsel for the Petitioners regarding the delay in entering an appearance, and an apology having been offered, the Chairman stated that the Committee had decided to hear the Petitioners upon their Petition.

Mr. JEEVES, K.C., on behalf of the Promoters, called evidence in support of Clauses 52 (Power to Supply Electricity Fittings, etc.) and 53 (Offices and Showrooms).

Mr. WILLIAM Ellis AFFLECK, Mr. John RAMSDEN RAPKINS and Mr. LEONARD LESLIE ROBINSON sworn and examined.

[Adjourned till to-morrow at 11 o'clock.

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SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN THE CHAIR. Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman, Mr. Lowth.

Mr. Raine. Major Alan McLean.

Mr. R. Richardson. GUILDFORD CORPORATION BILL (continued). Mr. CRAIG HENDERSON, K.C., called evidence in opposition to Clauses 52 and 53 on behalf of the Electrical Engineers and Electrical Contractors. and other Ratepayers in Guildford.

Mr. WILLIAM FINLAY, Mr. Thomas EDWIN Alger and Mr. WALTER
John BROWN sworn and examined.

Mr. JEEVES, K.C., was heard in reply on behalf of the Promoters.
Room cleared. The Committee deliberated.
Parties called in.
The Chairman made a statement.

[Adjourned till to-morrow at 11 o'clock.

Thursday, 22nd April, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN

THE CHAIR. Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman. Mr. Lowth.

Mr. R. Richardson.
Major Alan McLean.

GUILDFORD CORPORATION BILL (continued).
Clause 25 further considered and postponed.
Other Clauses considered, amended and agreed to.

Dr. Robert WYNNE CHARLES PIERCE and Mr. HENRY HERBERT SMITH recalled and further examined.

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at 11 o'clock.

Tuesday, 27th April, 1926.

MEMBERS PRESENT :

SIR THOMAS ROBINSON IN THE CHAIP.. Colonel England.

Sir Robert Newman.
Major Alan McLean.

Mr. R. Richardson.
GUILDFORD CORPORATION BILL (continued).
Mr. FirzGERALD called evidence on behalf of the Petition of the Surrey
County Council against the Bill.

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