HL Deb 06 August 1860 vol 160 c689

House in Committee (According to Order).


mentioned one or two alterations made in accordance with the recommendations of the Select Committee which he did not consider improvements. By one clause, whent he Lord Lieutenant had authorized the abandonment of a railway, under certain circumstances, any land which the promoters might have taken should be at the disposal of the county, to be used for public roads and highways, if desirable; and if it were not desired so to use it, it was to revert to the owner. By another clause the power of taking land without the consent of the owner was limited to a depth of three feet at the side of any existing road.

After a few words from the Marquess of SALISBURY and Lord REDESDALE,

Amendments made. The Report thereof to be received on Thursday next.