HC Deb 02 March 1900 vol 79 cc1515-6

Bill read second time, and committed.


said the Instruction to the Committee which he had to move in reference to this Bill was in a somewhat different form to the one which dealt with the South Lancashire trams, but that was due to the fact that in this case the promoters had made satisfactory provisions as to the hours during which working-class trams should be run.

Motion made and Question proposed, That it be an Instruction to the Committee to inquire whether it is desirable that penalties should be inserted in Clause 51 of the Bill (Cheap fares for labouring classes) to secure compliance with the objects of the clause; and whether the clause should be amended in respect of the maximum fare charged and the sufficiency in number of the cars.—(Mr. Lough.)

* MR. JOHN WILSON () Falkirk Burghs

said this Bill was very anxiously desired by the people of Airdrie, and was. supported by the corporation, which had carefully examined the clauses in the public interest, and had secured certain concessions as to hours, etc. They were now satisfied with the clause as it stood, and he therefore hoped the House would not deem it necessary to give this particular Instruction to the Committee. Although the promoter's would not like to formally oppose it, he did hope the hon. Member for Islington would not press it.

Question put, and agreed to.