HC Deb 08 March 1841 vol 57 cc8-9
Sir R. Peel

referred to the suggestion he had made to the right hon. President of the Board of Trade on Friday last, whether it might not be expedient to appoint a Select Committee, to take into consideration the discretionary power proposed to be given by the bill upon the Table respecting Railways, and the exercise of that power by the Board of Trade. The right hon. Gentleman had undertaken to consider the matter, and to give an answer this day.

Mr. Labouchere

said, that since he had last addressed the House, he had consulted parties more immediately interested, and understood from them that they meant to confine their evidence within such limits as led him to hope that the inquiry would not prevent the passing of the bill in the present Session—a point upon which he was particularly anxious. Such being the case, he was willing to concede what was desired, and would this night give notice of the names of the committee. It was his intention to re-appoint the committee upon railways of last year, and he was sure that he could not select a more impartial tribunal.

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