§ On the Order of the Day being read for the Committee on the Companies Clauses Consolidation Bill.
§ Lord G. Somerset
said, it would be better to postpone the six Consolidation Bills regarding railway affairs, of which he had given notice, and to take them on Friday, at twelve o'clock.
§ Sir J. Graham
hoped, as they were now on the subject of railways, the House would permit him to correct an error in a statement of fact which he had made on a former evening, when he had had the honour of addressing them on that subject. He had stated, in positive and very general terms, that he never, at any period since he had had the honour of having a seat in that House, had any connexion with any railway. He need not say that he had made the statement under the most entire impression that those general terms were to the fullest extent correct. At the moment it had escaped him that, in 1827, when he represented the city of Carlisle, and a railway was proposed to be formed between Newcastle and Carlisle, considering it was an object of local importance, and with a view to further that object, he had purchased a share of 100l. He would only add, that on parting with that share it was not a source of profit to him, As this circumstance was not entirely consistent with the general terms of his denial, he had thought it right to make this statement.
§ Committee deferred.