§ 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, that yesterday he had objected to the second reading of this Bill on the ground that the clauses contained in it with regard to tolls and rates pressed hardly on the agricultural interest, owing to the proposals which they contained for an increase of tolls. Since then he had been in communication with the promoters of the Bill, and ho was happy to say that an arrangement, which he thought would be satisfactory to the interests he had the honour to represent, had been made. Under those circumstances, he desired to withdraw his opposition to the Bill. It might save the 1885 time of the House if he were allowed to add that the Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway Bill, No. 8 on the Paper, was in the same position, and that he intended to withdraw his opposition to that Bill also.
§ Motion agreed to.
§ Bill read a second time, and committed.