HL Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 cc43-5

Order for Third Reading read.

Moved "That the Bill be now read a third time."

the Executive Government, and he should have thought that his noble friend the Foreign Secretary would be the last to desire that this power should be entrusted to the Government.

On Question, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the clause," their Lordships divided:—Contents, 62; Not-Contents, 16.

Canterbury, L. Abp. Haddington, E. Alverstone, L.
Lathom, E. Amherst, of Hackney, L.
Halsbury, E. (L. Chancellor.) Lauderdale, E. Ashbourne, L.
Vane, E. (M. Londonderry.) Mayo, E. Belper, L.
(L. President.) Minto, E. Cheylesmore, L.
Argyll, D. Morton, E. Clonbrock, L.
Marlborough, D. Onslow, E. Colchester, L.
Portland, D. Shrewsbury, E. De L'Isle and Dudley, L.
Verulam, E. Dunboyne, L.
Ailesbury, M. Waldegrave, E. [Teller.] Ellenborough, L.
Bath, M. Estcourt, L.
Lansdowne, M. Churchill, V. [Teller.] Forester, L.
Hood, V. Hampton, L.
Pembroke and Montgomery, E. Hutchinson, V. (E. Donoughmore.) Kenyon, L.
(L. Steward.) Kilmarnock, L. (E. Erroll.)
Clarendon, E. (L. Chamberlain.) Knutsford, V. Kintore, L. (E. Kintore.)
Abingdon, E. Lawrence, L.
Albemarle, E. Bangor, L. Bp. Robertson, L.
Camperdown, E. London, L. Bp. St. Oswald, L.
Carnwath, E. Peterborough, L. Bp. Stalbridge, L.
Denbigh, E. Suffield, L.
Doncaster, E. (D. Buccleuch and Queensberry.) Abinger, L. Windsor, L.
Addington, L. Wolverton, L.
Eldon, E. Allerton, L. Wynford, L.
Manchester, D. Spencer, E. Grimthorpe, L.
Kinnaird, L.
Ripon, M. Gordon. V. (E. Aberdeen.) Monkswell, L.
Carrington, E. [Teller.] Burghclere, L. Ribblesdale, L.
Kimberley, E. Coleridge, L. Stanley of Alderley, L.
Portsmouth, E. Davey, L. Tweedmouth, L. [Teller.]

On Question, Motion agreed to.


My Lords, there is a clause in this Bill of which I think your Lordships ought to take some notice. I refer to Clause 2, which appears to allow a railway company to enter any part of a wood and to go in any direction cutting away the undergrowth. That seems to me to be a very strong power to give. Indeed, a railway friend of mine told me that there had been communications between the promoters and the railway companies, that this clause was the result, and he thought the railway companies had got very much, the best of it. I think your Lordships will agree with that view, and also in thinking that some protection ought to be given in reference to the exercise of the power. It occurred to me that some such words as those ought to be inserted: 'Provided that due notice be given and 'that some person is present authorised by the proprietors." My railway friend agreed with the suggestion. The question arises whether it would be sufficient to insert "due notice being given," leaving it to the proprietor to instruct a representative to be present if he chose. But I think some words of that kind ought to be introduced, and I beg to move.


The noble Earl cannot move to introduce an Amendment on Third Reading without notice.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill do now pass."

On Question, Motion agreed to.

Bill read 3a, and passed.