§ Order for Consideration, as amended, read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now considered:"—
§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
said that there were one or two Matters connected with this Measure to which he would like to refer. In the first place he was glad to find that the time for completing the portion of the line 703 that was to be constructed upon public roads was to be reduced from three years to two. It would have been most unfortunate if the time for constructing that part of the line had been allowed to be protracted over three years when two would suffice. This was the first occasion on which a railway company in Ireland had been allowed to run their line along a public road, and the proposed line would run through one of the most beautiful spots in the country. In order to obtain easier gradients the company proposed to deviate in some places some 80 or 90 yards from the existing public roads, and in such cases he thought that the public ought to be allowed to take advantage of the easier gradients that would be made by the railway company, at all events as far as foot passengers and cyclists were concerned. In order to give the railway company time to consider the matter he begged to move that the Debate be adjourned. ["Hear, hear!"]
*MR. J. W. LOWTHER (CHAIRMAN of WAYS AND MEANS)
thought that he ought to say that he associated himself entirely with the views that had just been expressed upon this matter by the hon. and learned Member for Louth. It was desirable in the interests of those who promoted this Measure and of those whom the hon. and learned Gentleman represented that the Debate should be adjourned. He might say that the negotiations between the parties interested were approaching a conclusion, and that in all probability they would result in a satisfactory arrangement being arrived at. He hoped that the House would in these circumstances assent to the Motion for the adjournment of the Debate.
Motion agreed to; Debate adjourned.