HL Deb 10 August 1896 vol 44 cc299-300

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

The expression "light railway company" includes any person or body of persons, whether incorporated or not, who are owners or lessees of any light railway authorised by this Act, or who are working the same under any working agreement.

The expression "Clauses Acts" means the Lands Clauses Acts, the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, and the Railways Clauses Act 1863, and the Companies Clauses Acts 1845 to 1889.

The expression "share capital" includes any capital, whether consisting of shares or of stock, which is not raised by means of borrowing.


moved, in the first paragraph, after the words "or not, who are," to insert the words "authorised to construct, or are."

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 27, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 28 (short title) and Schedules ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Standing Committee negatived; The Report of Amendments to be received To-morrow; Standing Order No. XXXIX. to be considered in order to its being dispensed with; and Bill to be printed as amended.—[No. 242.]


said that, as it was important that this Bill should go to the House of Commons as soon as possible, he should to-morrow move to suspend the Standing Order, so that the Report stage and Third Reading might be taken on one day.