HC Deb 22 May 1900 vol 83 cc887-8

Order for Consideration, as amended, read.

MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)

I Leg to move the motion which stands on the Paper in my name. If hon. Members will examine it they will see that the new clause deals with this question in a much better manner in many respects than the old clause. It has been carefully considered by the Board of Trade, and agreed to also by the promoters.

Motion made and Question proposed, "Pages 30 and 31, to leave out Clause 26, and insert the following clause:—(1) The Company, at all times after the opening of the tramways for public traffic, shall, and they are hereby required to run a proper and sufficient service of carriages for artisans, mechanics, and daily labourers each way every morning and every evening (Sundays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday always excepted), at such hours, not being later than eight o'clock in the morning or earlier than five o'clock in the evening respectively, as may be most convenient for such workmen going to and returning from their work, at fares not exceeding one halfpenny for every mile or fraction of that distance. On Saturdays the Company, in lieu of running such carriages after five o'clock in the evening, shall run the same at such hours between noon and two o'clock in the afternoon as may be most convenient for the said purposes; (2) If complaint is made to the Board of Trade that such proper and sufficient service is not provided, the Board, after considering the circumstances of the locality, may by order direct the company to provide such service as may appear to the Board to be reasonable; (3) The company shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds for every day during which they fail to comply with any order under this section." — (Mr. Lough.)

Question, "That those words be there added," put, and agreed to.

Bill to be read the third time.