§ LORD ADOLPHUS VANE
said, he saw no economy in the Bill, and could not understand what there was in it which should make the public so anxious for this wonderful Cab Bill. He should move, upon the next stage, that the half miles be charged at a proportionate mileage rate, and that the rate for waiting be assessed as at present.
§ MR. W. J. FOX
suggested that some right of entrance to railway stations should be provided for cabs, and that these stations should be put upon the same footing as other cab ranks.
§ MR. JAMES MACGREGOR
would be very glad to consent to this, if the Government would repay the railway companies the money they had expended upon their stations.
§ SIR JOHN SHELLEY
understood that the fee at present paid by cabs on entering the stations was principally for water, and 548 that whatever there was over and above went to form an annuity fund for the cab-drivers themselves.
§ Bill considered: Clause added; Amendments made: Bill to be read 3a on Monday next.