HC Deb 30 June 1873 vol 216 cc1605-6

Order for Second Reading read.


asked the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary to the Treasury for an explanation of the object of the measure. A similar Bill was brought in two years ago, but was withdrawn. No reason had been assigned why the former settlement should be disturbed.


said, the right hon. Gentleman had himself objected to the Bill introduced two years ago, because it was a Private Bill, and in his (Mr. Baxter's) opinion, the objection was a very proper one. The present measure was proposed as an Amendment of the Act passed in 1867. It had been found impossible to obtain the sum of' £2,500 mentioned in that Act, and the bridge was falling into decay. The object of the present Bill was to enable the Treasury to sell the bridge and its approaches for such sum under £2,500 as they might decide upon.

Bill read a second time, and committed for Thursday.