HC Deb 14 April 1913 vol 51 c1635
82. Mr. CASSEL

asked the Chairman of Ways and Means whether, in recent private Acts of Parliament promoted by railway companies and others, the right expressly reserved by the Lands Clauses Acts for the assessment of compensation by a jury where lands are taken or injuriously affected has been taken away; and whether he will consider the desirability of such a change in the rights of the public only being made after due consideration or a Public Bill?

The CHAIRMAN of WAYS and MEANS (Mr. Whitley)

I think this matter does not come under my control. If the hon. Member desires an inquiry into it it seems to me it should be made by a Special Committee of the House.