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THE LAW

RELATING TO

ELECTRIC LIGHTING, TRACTION

AND POWER.

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

Published 1901. Price, 358.; for Cash, Post Free, 288. 8d.

MICHAEL AND WILL ON THE LAW

RELATING TO GAS AND WATER.
Fifth Edition.

By JOHN SHIRESS WILL, K.C. “Has long been recognised as the Standard Work.”—Gas World.

"It is a Standard Law Book and something more."-Solicitors' Journal.

BUTTERWORTH & CO.,
12, BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR, W.C.

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PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.

This work, first published in 1898, has hitherto dealt with the law relating to Electric Lighting only. Since that time rapid developments have been made in the application of electrical energy to the working of “Tube’ and other Railways, Tramways and Light Railways, and to the supply of Power. In preparing this Third Edition opportunity has been taken to extend the scope of the work so as to embrace Traction and Power.

Part I. contains a general view of the Legislation of the last twenty years on the subject of Electric Lighting. This is intended to serve as a guide to the more detailed consideration of the various Acts of Parliament, and the practice which has grown up round them.

Part II. brings together the various Electric Lighting Acts from 1882 to 1902; the Board of Trade Rules with respect to applications for Provisional Orders for Electric Lighting; and the Regulations made by the Board of Trade, with the authority of Parliament, for securing the safety of the public and for insuring a proper and sufficient supply of electrical energy for lighting purposes. A separate chapter has been introduced under the heading of “ County of London,” so as to bring together many important matters, such as the points in which a County of London Provisional Order differs from other Provisional Orders, the question of competition and overlapping of areas of

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