§ LORD CLAUD HAMILTON
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the statement made by a portion of the Press is correct, that the right of appeal from the judgment of the Railway Commissioners, to be given in the Bill about to be introduced by the Right honourable Gentleman, is an appeal only as regards questions of Law, and not as regards matters of fact?
§ MR. CHAMBERLAIN
, in reply, said, he had not seen the statements in the Press to which the noble Lord referred. He had suggested to the Railway Companies and the other interests concerned, with whom he was still in communication, that there should be an appeal from the Railway Commissioners on questions of law, but not on questions of fact, and that the Court of Appeal should 651 determine whether the question was one of law or of fact.
§ MR. R. H. PAGET
asked when the right hon. Gentleman proposed to take the second reading of this Bill?