§ The Marquess of Lansdowne
rose, in pursuance of notice, to move for a Committee relative to standing orders on Railways. Some anxiety had been expressed relative to the adoption of a general rule as regarded Railways that might come under the consideration of the Legislature hereafter; and a Committee of the other House had been for some time sitting, and would shortly report on this subject. It was, he conceived, advisable that their Lordships should take a similar course. He should therefore move—"That a Committee be appointed to consider how far it would be expedient to make alterations in the standing order relative to communication by Railroads, previous to the next sessions of Parliament."
§ The Duke of Wellington
inquired whether it was intended to examine witnesses before the Committee?
§ Motion agreed to, Committee appointed.