46. Miss WARD
asked the Prime Minister when it is proposed to find time to give this House an opportunity to discuss legislation to abolish the Railway and Canal Commissioners?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
A Bill for the purpose of transferring the functions of the Railway and Canal Commission to other tribunals has been introduced in another place, and obtained a Second Reading there. I am not yet in a position to say when the Bill will reach this House.
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is aware that the decision to introduce legislation in another place has caused considerable uneasiness among the colliery undertakings who are expecting to send their case against amalgamation to the Railway and Canal Commission; and may the House have an assurance, that legislation will not be 2587 introduced into this House until these undertakings have had the opportunity of placing their facts before the Commission?