HC Deb 31 March 1865 vol 178 cc627-8

Order for Committee read.

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


said, he had to complain that the lands proposed to be inclosed were not clearly stated in the schedule. No one reading this Bill could know what inclosures were intended by the description of "Epsom Common" and "Epsom Common fields." Such information might easily be given, and he should like to obtain an assurance that it would be afforded in future schedules. He suggested that the distance of these inclosures from the metropolis, or from any large town, should be stated.


said, that a special Report by the Commissioners used to be necessary with respect to inclosures within fifteen miles of the metropolis; but by a more recent Act no inclosure could take place within that distance without the assent of Parliament. A special Report was also made in such cases.


said, that the inclosure referred to by the hon. and learned Member (Mr. Peacocke) had been the subject of full and careful inquiry by the Inclosure Commissioners, and no injury would be sustained by the public in the inclosure.


said, he should feel himself compelled to divide the House upon the schedule, unless the right hon. Gentleman gave him some assurance that the engagement which had been made with him should be kept. He wished to know if the necessary information should be given to the House for the future.


said, that a note should be added to the schedule in the case of property within a reasonable distance of London. In this instance the understanding made with the hon. Gentleman had been carried out by the omission from the schedule of the inclosure of a part of Epsom Common.

House resumed.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered on Monday next.