HC Deb 13 February 1850 vol 108 cc734-5

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."


said, the Act for the establishment of this railway had been obtained on the ground of its promising increased accommodation to the public, particularly the less opulent classes. And now this Bill was brought in, to repeal those obligations. He further called the attention of the House to the introduction of a clause confirming to the directors the power of opening parcels to see if the sender had inclosed two parcels instead of one. It would be just as reasonable to propose to enact, that every man should be obliged to make up his parcel to a hun- dredweight with stones and gravel, in order that the railway might charge for it. He moved that the Bill be read a second time this day six months.

Amendment proposed, to leave out the word "now," and at the end of the Question to add the words "upon this day six months."


said, that having moved this Bill, in the absence of an hon. Friend, in his absence he should withdraw it.


did not think it right to throw out the whole Bill on account of one clause, and thought it had better be read a second time.


would not press for a division now,

Question proposed, "That the word 'now' stand part of the Question."

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Main Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read 2a, and committed, and referred to the Committee of Selection.

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