HC Deb 16 May 1845 vol 80 cc432-3
Mr. Stuart Wortley

moved a Resolution in conformity with that recommended by the First Report of the Committee on Railways of last Session—viz., that the following clause be inserted in all Railway Bills passing through this House:— And be it further Enacted, That nothing herein contained shall be deemed or construed to exempt the Railway by this or the said recited Acts authorised to be made from the provisions of any general Act relating to such Bills, or of any general Act relating to Railways, which may hereafter pass during the present or any future Session of Parliament. In proposing this, he wished the Bills which passed this and all future Sessions should be placed in the same condition with the Railway Bills that passed last Session.

Mr. Gisborne

understood this was proposed as a Standing Order, and he had an objection to the patching up of the Standing Orders of the House.

Mr. Darby

thought that the Motion ought to be adjourned to a more convenient time.

Mr. Hawes

thought a longer notice ought to have been given, and this subject discussed in a more full House. It might be postponed to this day week.

Sir G. Clerk

thought it ought to be adjourned.

Mr. Labouchere

was disposed to concur in the propriety of the proposition; but still the question ought to be adjourned.

Mr. Gladstone

concurred with others in thinking the Motion ought to be postponed.

Motion withdrawn.

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