Mr. CLARKE (Essex).
have not been able to get paid for them, whatever the reason may be. In discussing this question with men of some legal ability, they take the ground that we ought to wipe out all this excrescence of language and show clearly that, no matter who may be in fault, the railway company shall pay for the cattle except under certain specified exceptions. This Bill is plainer than the present Act and it leaves less room for expensive lawsuits and gives greater facility to the farmers to get paid for their cattle. However, I do not want to detain the House. If my hon. friends opposite insist, we will drop the clause for the present and take it up when we meet again and let the rest of the Bill go through
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