§ Bill, as amended, considered.
§ MR. HADFIELD moved the insertion of a clause giving compensation to persons whose property was injuriously affected, but not taken.
§ Clause (Compensation to owners of lands not taken, but injuriously affected,)—(Mr. Hadfield,) —brought up, and read the first time.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the said Clause be now read a second time."
§ SIR BROOK BRIDGES
said, as Chairman of the Committee on the Bill, he must say that the cases brought before the Committee were not of any special character, and did not justify them in inserting the clause, for which there was not any precedent.
§ CAPTAIN GRIDLEY
said, as a Member of the Committee, he entirely concurred with the hon. Baronet who had last spoken.
§ MR. WATKIN
wished to know who were the clients of the hon. Member for Sheffield; they certainly were not the corporation.
§ MR. GOLDNEY
said, he regarded this as a most extraordinary clause, and one that would do the greatest possible mischief in encouraging litigation, for it would give to every old posting-house that was affected by a railway power to make a claim.
§ MR. DODSON
said, he was of opinion that it would be unwise to make special provisions in a Private Bill for the purpose of meeting cases which could be met satisfactorily by a general measure only. He trusted, therefore, that the hon. Member for Sheffield would rest content with having called the attention of the House to 1940 the matter, and would withdraw the proposition he had made.
§ Motion and Clause, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Bill to be read the third time.