§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
THE EARL OF LIVERPOOL
My Lords, the object of this Bill is to enable the Postmaster-General to maintain his own telegraphs where they are constructed on roads at cross lines of railway. In asking your Lordships to give the Bill a Second Reading I may say that all the great trunk lines have agreed to the passing of the Bill, with the exception of two Scottish railway companies, who contend that they have special interests. That, of course, will be a matter to be dealt with by the Select Committee of your Lordships' House.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—( The Earl of Liverpool.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed: The Committee to be proposed by the Committee of Selection.