HC Deb 25 February 1896 vol 37 cc1065-6

On behalf of the hon. Member for North Westmeath (Mr. J. TUITE), I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, to what extent can his Department enforce the provisions of Section 17 of the Railways and Canals Regulation Act of 1873 relating to the maintenance of canals by railway companies; and, if no power exists, will he introduce a Bill which would enable the Board of Trade to impose penalties for its contravention, or secure facilities for the passing of such a Measure if brought forward by a private Member?


To parties aggrieved he proper means of obtaining redress is to make an application to the Railway Commissioners. I am not prepared to introduce legislation on the subject.

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