HC Deb 26 August 1880 vol 256 cc90-1

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether that Board have laid a Case before the Law Officers of the Crown as to whether Tramways do or do not come within the scope of "The Regulation of Railways Act, 1871,"(34 and 35 Vic. c. 78) which says, in section 2, that the term Railway in this Act means the whole or any part of a Railway or Tramway; and, if so, whether there is any objection to lay that Case and Opinion upon the Table of the House?


Sir, the Board of Trade have laid the case referred to before the Law Officers of the Crown; but the information is a privileged communication, and I am informed it is contrary to practice to produce it.