HC Deb 09 June 1864 vol 175 cc1528-9

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


said, he objected to the powers conferred by the Bill, and thought that the President of the Board of Trade should have a discretion in the matter. He would ask why should existing railways be allowed, without any locus standi, to interfere with any new projects? He begged to move that the 9th clause be struck out.


said, he rose to move that the Chairman do report Progress.

Motion, made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Viscount Galway.)


said, that that clause was framed with the view of removing any opposition to the Bill. When a certificate for making a branch line of railway was granted by the Board of Trade, it was thought only fair that a Railway Company which petitioned the House, and declared that it had an interest in the Bill, should have the right to be heard before the Select Committee upon the measure in question. He certainly could not consent to make any change in that arrangement.


said, his objection was that landowners were not placed in as good a position in that respect as Railway Companies. He would, therefore, insist upon his Amendment that the Chairman should report Progress.

Question, put, and agreed to.

House resumed.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.