HC Deb 05 March 1861 vol 161 cc1399-400

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has considered the expediency of proposing to Parliament some measure for enabling municipal bodies, and other local authorities having control of highways, to lay down or to consent to the laying down of tramways on streets and other public thoroughfares?


said, he had been requested to introduce a clause on the subject into the Highways Bill: but he did not like to mix up the two objects. The subject was one deserving of consideration, but he could not say that he was at present prepared to propose any legislation with respect to these Tramways.