HC Deb 18 March 1847 vol 91 c200

moved that the Committee on this Bill should be postponed until Monday.


said, the adoption of this Bill would lead to a most wanton and improper interference with private property. It would take away the right of occupying wharfs which extended for thirty miles on each bank of the Severn. He had taken the opinion of counsel on the subject, and he was assured that rights of the people which had existed for 700 years would be taken away by a clause which was in this Bill. He could not conceive why the Admiralty should introduce such a measure.


observed, that the Bill did not originate with the Admiralty. It contained no enacting powers, but was merely intended to consolidate Acts already in existence. He hoped to be able to introduce a clause which would meet the objections of his hon. Friend, and save all existing rights.

Bill postponed.

House adjourned at a Quarter past One.