§ Order of the Day for the Third Reading, read.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 3a."
§ LORD TRURO
moved an Amendment that the Bill be read a third time that day three months. The noble Lord said, that the proposed tramway would begin nowhere and end nowhere, and, in fact, the two ends had no other purpose than to continue the central section. The opponents of the Bill were the inhabitants of the district, and, as far as he knew, no Petition had been presented in its favour. He did not know who the promoters were. In fact, all that was required in starting a project of the kind was an engineer and a solicitor. The South-Western Railway afforded accommodation to the travelling public of the locality. The market gardeners of the district and the waggoners who used the road on which the proposed tramway would be laid down were strong in their opposition to the scheme, and there was not the least prospect of such a passenger traffic on the road as would make the tramway desirable.
§ Amendment moved, to leave out ("now") and add at the end of the Motion ("this day three months").—(The Lord Truro.)
§ THE EARL OF REDESDALE (CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES)
said, he did not feel justified in opposing the Bill, which had come up from the Commons.
§ On Question, That ("now") stand part of the Motion? Their Lordships divided:—Contents 44; Not-Contents 5: Majority 39.957
|Cairns, E; (L. Chancellor.)||Clanbrassill, L. (E. Roden.)|
|Northumberland, D.||Clonbrock, L.|
|Richmond, D.||Colchester, L.|
|Cottesloe, L. [Teller.]|
|Salisbury, M.||Crofton, L.|
|De L'Isle and Dudley, L.|
|Beaconsfield, E.||de Ros, L.|
|Beauchamp, E.||Digby, L.|
|Bradford, E.||Elphinstone, L.|
|Cadogan, E.||Hartismere, L. (L. Henniker.)|
|Coventry, E.||Inchiquin, L.|
|Dundonald, E.||Kenlis, L. (M. Headfort.)|
|Harrowby, E.||Lilford, L.|
|Macclesfield, E.||Lyveden, L.|
|Redesdale, E. [Teller.]||Monson, L.|
|Romney, E.||Norton, L,|
|Verulam, E.||Penrhyn, L.|
|Silchester, L. (E. Longford.)|
|Hawarden, V.||Skelmersdale, L.|
|Hutchinson, V. (E. Donoughmore.)||Sudeley, L.|
|Templetown, V.||Wolverton, L.|
|Ellesmere, E.||Stanley of Alderley, L. [Teller]|
|Foxford, L. (E. Limerick.)||Truro, L. [Teller.]|
§ Resolved in the Affirmative; Bill read 3a accordingly, with the Amendments; further Amendments made; Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.