HC Deb 20 February 1885 vol 294 cc909-10

asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he is correctly reported in The Birmingham Daily Gazette as having stated to a deputation of the Birmingham and District Railway and Canal Rates Association on the 2nd instant, That Railway Bills as a matter of form? were always allowed to go before a Committee, there being only one exception to this rule; but that this did not necessarily commit to any principle involved in the case of Private Bills; and, if the report is not correct, will he state in what respect it is erroneous?


in reply, said, no reporter was present, and he could not charge his memory with all that took place. He could only say, with great certainty, that he did not use the language attributed to him in the Question.