HL Deb 16 July 1861 vol 164 c965

moved the second reading of this Bill, which he said had received careful consideration in the other House of Parliament, and the object of which was to facilitate and encourage the construction and maintenance of piers and harbours. Great care had been taken not to encourage speculative undertakings, and precautions would also be enforced to insure that persons objecting to the schemes which were henceforth to be sanctioned without a local Act of Parliament should be properly heard. The Bill would form a useful supplement to the Government Harbours Bill, and he hoped there Lordships would allow the second reading.

Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Friday next.

House adjourned at half-past Eight

o'clock, till to-morrow

Twelve o'clock.