HC Deb 17 June 1896 vol 41 cc1245-6

On the Order for the Second Reading of this Bill,

* SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

said he had been asked by his constituents, who were affected by the operation of this Bill, which dealt with the Great Western and Midland lines which passed through his constituency—


Does the right hon. Baronet oppose? If he does, it must stand over.


No, Mr. Speaker. My constituents have asked me to offer some opposition on the ground of railway rates. I do not believe I should be in order in taking exception to the Second Reading. I merely state that I have been asked to do so, and that if I abstain from doing it, it is because I know that course would not be in order.

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