§ SIR J. GRAHAM
brought forward the Motion of which he had given notice. He regretted the absence of the right hon. Member for Coventry (Mr. Ellice), who had caused the resolution of the 23rd February to be unwarily adopted; its terms were ambiguous, and what was required under it was unjust and led to needless delay. All the justice of the case would be attained, and the object of his right hon. Friend accomplished, if the change he (Sir J. Graham) now proposed were adopted. He moved that the Resolution (23rd February)—'That all Railway Bills in the present Session be referred to the Railway Commissioners, for their Report to this House upon the following points previously to such Bills being considered in Committees of this House,' be read, and rescinded.
The right hon. BARONET then moved—
That all Railway Bills in the present Session be referred to the Railway Commissioners, for
their Report to this House upon the following points previously to a decision on the Preamble of any Bill by the Committee thereon.
§ MR. STRUTT
was anxious that it should be understood that he was not responsible for the resolution out of which the inconvenience had arisen. He assured the House that every possible exertion had been made by the Railway Commissioners; but those exertions had been ineffectual, and he was afraid that parties would be put to considerable difficulty and expense.
§ Motion agreed to.