§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the day for the Second Reading read.
My Lords, this is a very short Bill containing only two clauses, and it has passed through all its stages in the other House. The general idea of the Bill is to put back the law into the position which we always thought it occupied. It has always been considered that it was the law that facilities should be granted by the railway companies to traders and others owning private sidings. This idea has been rather rudely shaken by two decisions of the Courts in England and Scotland, and this 604 Bill has been framed to put back the law into the position which we considered it previously occupied.
§ Moved, "That the Bill be now read 2a."—(Lord Wolverton.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a and committed to a Committee of the Whole House, on Friday next.