HC Deb 17 July 1845 vol 82 c619
The Earl of Lincoln

moved that Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair, for the House to go into Committee on the Drainage of Lands Bill.

Colonel Sibthorp

said, though his objections to the Bill that had just passed were very great, his objections to the present were even stronger; for its object seemed to him to be, the protection and screening of those who had benefited themselves at the expense of others, and because it gave such great power to the Commissioners to interfere with the private property of gentlemen.

The Earl of Lincoln

said, that none of the Commissioners, or Assistant Commissioners, would venture to proceed anywhere to undertake surveys or operations provided by this law, without being first applied to by the owner of the land.

Mr. Sharman Crawford

hoped that the hon. and gallant Colonel would not proceed with his opposition to this Bill, for he thought it was a reasonable Bill, and would be productive of great good.

House went into Committee. The Bill passed through Committee, and House resumed. Report to be received.