HC Deb 18 June 1868 vol 192 c1752

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether Her Majesty's Government intend to legislate for Irish Railroads during the present Session; and, if not whether before the close of it, they will make a statement as to the plan they mean to adopt in dealing with those interests in the future Parliament?


Sir, Her Majesty's Government do not intend to introduce any measure on the subject of Irish railways during the present Session. I should say that by the issue of a Commission the Government have shown that they intend to enter into the question as a matter of Business, and give every consideration to the matter, but they will not be prepared in this Session to state what their views are.