HC Deb 13 May 1887 vol 314 cc1801-2

MR. DODDS (Stockton) (for Sir CHARLES FORSTER) (Walsall) moved— That the Resolution of the Standing Orders Committee of the 5th day of April last, with respect to the Peckham and East Dulwich Tramways Petition, together with the said Petition and the Bill annexed thereto, he referred hack to the said Committee, and that they have power to inquire whether the parties be permitted to proceed with their Bill provided that so much of Clause 15 as relates to the widening of Rye Lane be struck out of the Bill.

MR. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)

I wish to say a few words in reference to this particular clause.


If the hon. Member rises to oppose the Motion it must stand over.


I only wish to point out that this particular clause is a clause in which the inhabitants of Peckham take great interest. The Company obtained powers in 1882, 1883, and 1885, to construct tramways over which no tramcar has as yet ever run. The matter has now come on very suddenly without sufficient notice. The real opposition to the proposal is that it is proposed to strike out of the Bill that part of it which principally interests the people of Peckham. I therefore beg to move that the debate be adjourned for a week.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be adjourned till Friday, the 20th May."—(Mr. Kelly.)


I cannot consent to the suggestion of the hon. Member for North Camberwell, that the debate should be adjourned for a week; but I am quite willing to postpone it until Tuesday next. In the meantime, I may say that the right hon. Gentleman the Member for the University of Oxford (Sir John Mowbray) entirely approves of the Resolution I have moved. I beg to move that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be adjourned till Tuesday."—(Mr. Dodds.)


I trust, in accepting the proposal of the hon. Member, I may be allowed to say that I represent part of the district which is included within the provisions of this Bill, and that I am acting only in the interests of the inhabitants.

Question put, and agreed to

Debate adjourned till Tuesday next.

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