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Light Locomotives (Ireland) Bill

Volume 119: debated on Friday 20 March 1903

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House in Committee (according to Order).

Clause 1:

said the Amendments standing in his name were put down on behalf of the Irish Local Government Board, who felt that they should not only be recognised, but should be allowed to exercise their authority. The first three sections of the clause, as he proposed to amend them, would read:

"(1) The Council of any administrative county may, on the application of any persons or club, by order declare that any public roads within the county may he used for races with light locomotives during the whole or part, of any days specified in older, not exceeding three days in the year. (2) The order shall contain such provisions as may be required by the Local Government Board for Ireland for the temporary suspension and regulation of other traffic for the safety of the public;, for the restriction of speed in populous places, and for other purposes incident to the proper conduct of such races. (3) Such public notice as may be required by the Local Government Hoard for Ireland shall be given of the provisions of the order.
His noble friend the Marquess of Granby had an Amendment on the Paper to insert, after the words "roads within the county," in Section 1, the words "being main roads now maintained by and under the control of the County Council." lie (Lord Londonderry) thought his Amendments would meet the point of the noble Marquess. Amendments moved—
"In Clause 1, page 1, line 6, after the second 'any' to insert 'public';" "in line 10, to leave out 'may' and to insert, 'shall,' and to leave out from 'as' to 'for' in line 11, and to insert 'may he required by the Local Government Board for 'Ireland'"; "in line 15, at the beginning of paragraph (3) to insert 'such,' and after 'notice' to insert 'as may he required by the Local Government Board for Ireland;" "in line 16, to leave out from 'order' to end of the paragraph."—(The Marquess of Londonderry.)
On Question, Amendments agreed to.

THE MARQUESS OF GRANBY said the words which had been inserted on the Motion of the noble Marquess removed his objection, and he therefore withdrew his Amendment.

Amendment, by leave of the House, withdrawn.

Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining Clauses agreed to.

Standing Committee negatived: The Report of Amendments to be received on Monday next; and Bill to be printed as amended.