HC Deb 16 July 1867 vol 188 c1626

said, he would beg to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, What is the present position of the "Railway Companies Bill," which has recently been reported on by a Select Committee; and, whether the Government propose to make any modifications therein at the instance of the parties, who object to the sale of insolvent Railways?


said, the Bill had been read a second time in die House of Lords and referred to a Select Committee, who he believed were considering it at the present moment. He could not yet state what modifications they might suggest, but he had very little doubt that the Bill would come down in the course of a few days.