§ Order read: That this Bill be read a second time.
§ MR. JAMES ROWLANDS (Finsbury, East)
desired to ask if anyone was present who could answer certain questions with regard to this Bill, because if not he should have to request that its consideration be deferred till to-morrow.
§ MR. ROWLANDS
remarked, that it was very unfortunate that if a Member desired to ask a question with regard to a private Bill, no one interested in such Bill should be present to answer him. The Bill now before them took powers for obtaining the control of a certain railway, and he desired to ask if the directors intended to make any alteration in the passenger fares over that particular line?
§ *MR. SPEAKER
I do not know what the purpose of this Bill is, but I assume that it is not a Bill which deals with the question of fares.
§ MR. ROWLANDS
said, the company distinctly took control of the particular railway by this Bill, and once having got it under their control they would have the entire management of it. In the interest of the travelling public, he wished to ascertain if it was proposed by the directors to take any, and, if so, what, action with regard to passenger fares? He did not wish to oppose the entire Bill, but he desired to have some information on this point, and in the absence of anyone who could give him 1309 an answer, he would move that the Debate be adjourned till to-morrow.
§ Question put, and agreed to:—That the Debate be adjourned till to-morrow.