HC Deb 19 July 1900 vol 86 cc477-8

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the effort to represent the passing of the Bill to extend the time for the completion of the Great Northern Tramway from Sutton to Howth as an exoneration of the manner in which the work has up to the present been done; and whether, before sanctioning an inspection of the line by his inspectors, he will obtain an undertaking from the company that fresh Parliamentary powers will be applied for, or else enforce compliance with the original Act prescribing that the tramway shall be laid along the road and with its rails on a level therewith.


The company state that if Parliamentary powers are necessary to authorise the deviation which has been made at the request of the grand jury, they will take an early opportunity of applying for them. In the meantime, the Board of Trade do not think it would be in the public interest to decline to allow an inspection for the purpose of ascertaining whether the line can be safely worked.