HC Deb 25 July 1867 vol 189 c82

said, he would beg to ask the Vice President of the Board of Trade, Whether he intends to introduce a Bill next Session to amend the Carriers Act?


said, that the Royal Commission on Railways had reported that the enumeration of articles in the Carriers Act required revision; representations which had been from time to time made to the Board of Trade fully bore out that conclusion. This point must therefore must be considered in framing any general measure. Whether this would be done next Session was more than he could at present say. Legislation in reference to railway matters was not a very easy or a very hopeful task.