HC Deb 04 July 1856 vol 143 c320

said, he wished to inquire of the right hon. Baronet the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his attention had been called to a judgment of the Court of Queen's Bench by which cab proprietors were held to be liable in respect of luggage lost in their cabs, and whether he intended to take any measure to relieve the cab proprietors from that liability?


said, that the effect of a recent decision in the Court of Queen's Bench was to fix an unlimited liability in respect of goods conveyed by railway companies, and that the subject was then under the consideration of Government; but he was not at that moment prepared with any measure which would have the effect of affording relief to those companies.

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