§ MR. SCHWANN
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, if any section, and, if so, what clauses in the Light Railways Bill govern the action of municipalities with reference to the making and working (by taking tolls, etc.) of tramways within the areas over which they have jurisdiction; and, will the Bill, if passed into law, give them full power to place carriages and take tolls on corporation tram lines, and will it have any retrospective action?
§ MR. RITCHIE
If the hon. Member will refer to Clause 3, he will see that—The Council of any County Borough or District may, if authorised by an Order under the Act, undertake, themselves, to construct and work a light railway.The Bill does not deal with existing tramways.