§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir Charles Forster.)
§ MR. HICKS
said, he was happy to say it was not necessary for him to detain the House beyond a few moments in regard to this Bill. Since he placed his Notice on the Paper he had had an interview with the Promoters of the Bill, who had undertaken to withdraw in Committee the clause to which most objection had been taken; and he, there- 451 fore, did not wish to proceed with his opposition to the second reading. He might also mention that some of the streets through which the proposed tramways were to pass were of a very narrow guage, and the particular attention of the Committee would be drawn to that fact; and they would be asked to decide whether, on that ground, it was desirable that some, at least, of the lines should be sanctioned. But this was a question for the Committee to decide, and he would not now enter upon it.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed.