§ MATTER—considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)1144
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That it is expedient to authorize the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of remuneration to Railway Companies for receiving and forwarding traffic under the authority of a Secretary of State or the Admiralty, and of compensation to any person suffering loss for anything done under such authority, in pursuance of any Act of the present Session to make better provision respecting National Defence."—(Mr Secretary Stanhope.)
§ MR. ARTHUR O'CONNOR (Donegal, E.)
said, he objected to the matter being proceeded with at such a late hour.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)
said, he hoped the hon. Member would allow the Resolution to pass through Committee. It was a merely formal proceeding, contingent upon the proposals before the House, and it was not usual to offer opposition to such.
§ Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.