HC Deb 23 February 1842 vol 60 cc883-4
Mr. F. Maule

begged to know whether the Government had taken the subject of Turnpike trusts into their consideration, and, if so, whether they intended to deal with it during the present Session. The Government could not but be aware that the funds of those trusts were in a deplorable condition, and that many parties would be seriously injured who had advanced money on them. He would beg to suggest, in case the Government intended to interfere during the present Session, that it would be well to arrest the progress of those private bills, for which there were at present a number of petitions before the house, until the general measure was introduced.

Sir J. Graham

could assure the hon. Member that the subject had not escaped the attention of the Government, and that it was intended to introduce a general measure, one of the objects of which would be to prolong the duration of the acts which would expire in three or four years. It would also be proposed to the House to suspend until after Easter any further progress of local acts.

Subject at an end.