HC Deb 09 May 1890 vol 344 c554

Order for consideration of Bill, as amended, read.

MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)

May I ask, Sir, why I was not called upon to move the Amendment which stands in my name upon the Paper?


I was told that the hon. Gentleman did not intend to move it.


Although I did not intend to move it I desired to make a statement.


Under those circumstances, the hon. Gentleman is entitled to make a statement now.


I am much obliged to you, Sir, for affording me the opportunity. The object which I sought in giving notice of the Amendment was the protection of certain owners and occupiers who believe they have the right of enclosure and of user in regard to certain portions of the foreshore; but their wishes have, to a certain extent, been met by the Amendments which have been introduced into the Bill at the instance of the promoters. My intention was to move that— Nothing in this Act shall restrict or interfere with the rights of an owner and occupier of unfenced ground adjoining or abutting upon the foreshore from using the same for the purpose of his trade or business in connection with his premises now existing. I understand from the prometars that any action taken to-day will not prejudice the rights of the owners and occupiers in the future.

COLONEL SANDYS (Lancashire, S.W., Bootle)

I may say on behalf of the promoters that the statement which has been made by the hon. Member is correct.

Bill, as amended, considered; a clause added; Amendments made; Bill to be read a third time.

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