HC Deb 20 March 1854 vol 131 c1060

said, he would now move for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the Dublin Carriage Act of last Session. The object of the present Bill was to provide that in all cases after licences for 1,600 cars and 200 four-wheeled carriages had been granted, a sum of 25l. should be paid for every additional licence. The Bill also increased the annual fee on renewal of licence from 1l. to 2l., which would considerably augment the resources at the command of the Dublin Corporation for payment of the police force. The first provision of the Bill was rendered necessary in consequence of the complaints of the car-drivers and car-proprietors, who in Dublin were generally a very poor class of persons, and who having, in many instances, paid as much as 40l., for their licences had been injuriously affected by the Bill of last Session.


said, he believed that the Bill of the right hon. Baronet was by no means unlikely to establish a monopoly in the car trade of Dublin. He did not think the Bill was either favourable to the car-owners generally, or acceptable to the inhabitants of that city. He hoped, therefore, that the right hon. Gentleman would consent to the issuing of a Commission, to ascertain the real state of the facts, before proceeding further with the measure. And, certainly, if he (Mr. Vance) did not receive an assurance to that effect, he should reserve to himself the right of giving every opposition to the Bill when it came to be read a second time.

Leave given.

Bill ordered to be brought in by Sir John Young and Viscount Palmerston.

Bill read 1o.

The House adjourned at a quarter before twelve o'clock.