HC Deb 17 February 1880 vol 250 c794

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is the intention of the Government to take any steps, by legislation or otherwise, to define the powers of the Railway Commissioners under the Regulation of Railways Acts in consequence of the recent judgment in reference thereto by the Court of Queen's Bench?


Sir, my noble Friend is unavoidably detained; but I have no difficulty in telling the hon. Gentleman, in answer to his Question, that the recent decision of the Queen's Bench in the well-known case of the Railway Commission being under appeal, it is impossible for the Government to come to any determination in the matter until that appeal has been disposed of.