§ Further Proceeding on Third Reading [30th May] resumed.
moved the following Amendment. At the end of Clause 2, to add the words:—Provided, however, that in case of the refusal or suspension of any such licence as aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the proprietor of any such Stage or Hackney Carriage, or other persons applying for such licence, or subjected to such suspension, to appeal from the decision of the Commissioners of Police to the Metropolitan Police Magistrate for the time being sitting at the Police Office at Bow Street.
§ SIR ROBERT H. INGLIS
seconded the Amendment. He thought, that considering the amount of capital engaged in this trade, it would be unjust to allow these matters to be decided by a single individual, without the power of appeal.
said, he thought that the Police Commissioners would form a most useful tribunal to be invested with any kind of judicial authority.
said, that the Amendment would render the Bill nugatory so far as it regarded the refusal or suspension of licences.
§ Question put, "That those words be there added."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 42; Noes 79: Majority 37.
§ MR. ALDERMAN CUBITT
rose to propose an Amendment in Clause 6, line 32: after the word "elsewhere," to insert the words "within the Metropolitan Police District."
§ Question proposed, "That those words be there inserted."
§ And it being Six of the Clock, Mr. Speaker adjourned the House till Tomorrow, without putting the Question.