HL Deb 15 May 1863 vol 170 cc1766-7

said, that this Bill, which would, if passed, interfere with the beauty of Dublin, would be opposed on the third reading, and therefore, in order that their Lordships might be acquainted with all the facts of the case, he moved that the evidence taken by the Select Committee should be printed. He entreated noble Lords to give their consideration to this matter, as he was sure they would not willingly do anything to mar the beauty of the second city in the United Kingdom; and it had been represented that other schemes were more convenient, and that there would be no difficulty in carrying out an underground railway.

Moved, That the Evidence taken before the Select Committee on this Bill be printed.


suggested that such statements of counsel as would serve to direct attention to the more im- portant portions of the evidence should also be printed.


said, that as Chairman of the Committee, he did not object to the utmost publicity being given to their proceedings; but he thought the Motion now made an unusual one. The Committee considered every scheme brought before them with respect to railway accommodation in Dublin, and the decision at which they arrived was the unanimous decision of the Committee.


understood that the Bill was originally introduced to establish a central terminus in Dublin in communication with all the railways in Ireland, it being proposed to form a connection with the northern railways by a bridge over the Liffey. The Admiralty had objected to that part of the scheme on account of the navigation; and the consequence would be that all the railways in the north of Ireland would have no additional communications by the operation of the Bill, which consequently failed to carry out the original intention. If that were the case, it was desirable that the House should be in possession of the evidence which induced the 'Committee to come to their conclusion.


said, that the noble Earl was quite right; but, after the objection of the Admiralty was allowed, the Committee were of opinion that the scheme was still a most convenient one, and that access to the line might be had from all the other railway, stations.


said, that it would occasion expense to print the evidence, and he did not think there existed any reason why it should be printed. There was no doubt that every noble Lord who would take part in the discussion on the Bill would make himself acquainted with the facts of the case.

On Question, Resolved in the Negative.

House adjourned at half past Eight o'clock, to Monday next, Eleven o'clock.