HL Deb 20 February 1879 vol 243 cc1501-2

THE EARL OF REDESDALE moved the appointment of a Select Committee on Tramways, in accordance with the promise he gave to the House last year. He would remind their Lordships that hitherto the question had been mainly confined to tramways in streets and towns; but there were now several schemes for tramways carried along roads in the country. The matter, therefore, now required careful re-consideration, and it was very desirable there should be full inquiry.

Moved, That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the regulations which it may be desirable to impose in relation to the construction and use of Tramways.—(The Earl of Redesdale.)


presented a Petition, signed by several persons on behalf of certain Railway Companies, for inquiry respecting steam tramways in connection with the passenger duty; and said that, in order to give effect to the prayer of that Petition, he would move an addition to the terms of the Motion.

Moved after the word ("Tramways") to add ("and the relation of Tramways on which carriages are conveyed by steam to the present imposition of the passenger duty.")—(The Lord Houghton.)


objected to the proposed addition.

On Question, That the words proposed to be added stand part of the Motion? Resolved in the Negative.

Then the Original Motion agreed to.

The Lords following were named of the Committee:—

M. Ripon. L. Colville of Culross.
E. Derby. L. Silchester.
E. Devon. L. Hartismere.
E. Cowper. L. Carlingford.
E. Redesdale. L. Norton.
V. Cardwell.

The Committee to meet on Monday next at Four o'clock, and to appoint their own Chairman.