HL Deb 25 July 1836 vol 35 c446
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?

The Marquess of Lansdowne

said, it was not proposed to examine evidence.

Motion agreed to, Committee appointed.

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