HC Deb 05 May 1845 vol 80 cc164-6
Mr. Morrison

wished to asked the right hon. Gentleman the Chairman of the Railway Committee to which the first batch of Railway Bills had been referred (Sir G. Grey), on what principle the Committee had fixed the tariff of tolls and charges for goods and passengers?

Sir G. Grey

said, the rule which the Committee had taken for their guidance was, to inquire into the existing charges on several lines of railway, and to ascertain that the rates and charges proposed by the promoters of the Bill were not exorbitant. He was afraid that no uniform system could be adopted; but he thought it was desirable that before the House passed the Bills, it should know what were the actual rates and charges in the separate Bills which came under consideration. It would be extremely convenient if there were a clause in each Bill containing the table of fares.