§ Order for Committee read.
§ SIR A. ROLLIT (Islington, S.)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he was in a position to state to the House what were the prospects of the Bill, the passage of which, if possible without undue concessions, was anxiously looked for by traders, and especially by those who were being paid by the Railway Companies in excess of the rates of 1892?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BRYCE,) Aberdeen, S.
1661 said, that after a great many conferences between Members representing one set of interests and Members representing another, certain Amendments had been agreed to which he believed fairly represented a compromise which both parties were likely to consider satisfactory. He was putting down Amendments which would represent the views the Board of Trade took in the matter. He hoped on an early day to ask the House to take the Bill and to afford an opportunity for as much discussion as was necessary to enable hon. Members to express an opinion on the subject. He trusted that the Bill would be taken and carried through in the same amicable spirit that had marked the proceedings hitherto.
§ Committee deferred till To-morrow.