HC Deb 20 July 1842 vol 65 cc343-4
Mr. Gladstone,

in moving that the Lords' amendments to this bill be agreed to, observed, that when the several railway acts were passed, a limitation was introduced restricting the weight of the carriages to four tons. This clause went from one bill to the other without opposition. It was, however, deemed desirable, for the security of the public, that the carriages should be of greater weight, and there was scarcely a railway in which the weight was so low as four tons. It was thought better, then, to repeal this clause, to which he did not anticipate any objection, as it was sufficiently in harmony with the object of the bill.

Lords amendments agreed to,

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