HC Deb 13 July 1854 vol 135 c233

Order for Committee read; House in Committee.

The clauses having been agreed to,


said, he wished to propose a clause of which he had given notice. Under the provision of the Act the Commercial Road was the only one liable to be rated to the poor rate, and that liability having been confirmed by a recent decision of the Court of Queen's Bench, an application had been made to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the subject, who, however, expressed an opinion that the matter should be dealt with by private Bill; but he (Sir W. Jolliffe) conceived that the only proper way to remedy the grievance complained of was to bring the road under the operation of the General Turnpike Act, and therefore he now asked the Committee to agree to the insertion of the present clause.


said, he should support the introduction of the clause, which he believed would have a very useful tendency.


said, he must oppose the clause on the grounds that the Committee ought not to decide upon a question of this kind upon a mere ex parte statement, and without hearing the other side.


consented to withdraw the clause for the present, but would propose it again on the third reading.

House resumed; Bill reported.