HL Deb 20 August 1860 vol 160 cc1574-5

moved to Resolve, That, inasmuch as the Construction of Works of Defence which are found to be necessary for the Protection of the Royal Arsenals and Dockyards and the Ports of Dovor and Portland, and certain other Works for the Defence of the Realm, require that immediate Provision should be made for Purchasing and obtaining Possession of considerable Portions of Land, and for keeping other Lands free from Buildings and other Obstructions, the Circumstances which require Legislation on this Subject appear to this House to be of such real Urgency as to render the immediate Consideration of the same necessary. The noble Earl added that the measure was a necessary corollary to that which their Lordships had already sanctioned. Its object was to afford a cheap and easy method of obtaining land requisite for the construction of works of defence.

Motion agreed to; Bill read 2a (according to Order); Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a To-morrow.

House adjourned at half-past Eight o'clock, till To-morrow, a quarter before Five o'clock.