§ SIR J. WHITEHEAD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, looking to the fact that there are thousands of accounts between 1536 traders and the Railway Companies waiting settlement, to the detriment of the commercial community, until the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill has become law, he will give special facilities for the Second Reading of the Bill; and whether he can now definitely fix a day for the purpose?
MR. CHANGING (Northampton, E.)
At the same time, I will ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that the Notices on the Paper on the Second Reading of the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill are intended to secure a short discussion in the House on the scope of the Bill, and not to defeat the Bill; and whether he will consider the advisability of taking the Bill after 11 o'clock at an early date?