§ 56. Mr. C. BATHURST
asked when it is proposed to take the Second Reading of the Railways (No. 2) Bill; and whether, in view of the novelty of the principles embodied in this Bill and its varied effect upon different classes and trade interests in the country, the Prime Minister will allow at least one full day for its consideration?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I cannot yet say when the Bill will be taken, nor what time can be devoted to it. The Government must not be held to admit the accuracy of the suggestion that a novel principle is involved.
§ 70. Lord N. CRICHTON-STUART
asked whether it is proposed at any time to bring in a Bill which will include those Clauses in the interests of traders which were included in the Railways (No. 1) Bill, but have been left out of the Railways (No. 2) Bill?
It is a matter of considerable regret to my right hon. Friend that the opposition of traders and others to the Railways (No. 1) Bill made it impossible for him to deal this Session with its main provisions, many of which were in the interests of the traders. He hopes to be able to reintroduce the Bill in an amended form next Session.