§ Resolution considered.
§ (In the Committee.)612
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
desired to know under what circumstances the late Government guaranteed the money of the State for the purpose of this railway.
§ MR. DALZIEL
thought that for Scotch Bills of an important character, the Government should find time in the ordinary way, and should not bring them on after Twelve o'clock at night.
§ MR. BARTLEY
asked whether they might take it that time would be given for discussion and explanation after the Bill had been brought in?
§ SIR JOHN HIBBERT
Certainly. Resolved,—That it is expedient to authorise the Treasury to guarantee the interest, at the rate of three per cent., on £260,000 of the capital of the West Highland Railway Company, and to pay a sum of money, not exceeding £30,000, to that company; and to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, and if those moneys are insufficient, out of the Consolidated Fund, of such sums as may be necessary for those purposes.—(Sir John Hibbert.)
§ Resolution to be reported this day.