HC Deb 06 June 1884 vol 288 c1722

Resolutions [5th June] reported.

First Sixteen Resolutions agreed to.

Seventeenth Resolution read a second time.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."


complained that the Vote to complete the sum of £215,000 for disturnpiked and main roads in England and Wales was passed last night without discussion. Scotland received a similar Vote of £35,000; and he thought it was only fair that the Government should give some pledge that the ratepayers of Ireland would receive the same compensation in regard to their roads as was now granted to the ratepayers of England and Scotland. As a matter of fact, the ratepayers of the County of Antrim had to pay the entire expense of keeping up the main thoroughfare from Belfast to Antrim, a distance of some 40 Irish miles. Unless the Government would undertake to make some provision for the ratepayers of the County of Antrim, he would feel it his duty to divide the House.

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 67; Noes 4: Majority 63.—(Div. List, No. 107.)

Eighteenth Resolution postponed.

Nineteenth Resolution agreed to.

Twentieth Resolution agreed to.

Twenty-first Resolution agreed to.

Twenty-second Resolution postponed.

Further Consideration of postponed Resolutions deferred till this day.

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