Edward Priest Richard’s Evidence to Parliament (part 3)

Edward Priest Richard’s Evidence to Parliament (part 3)
  • Title: Edward Priest Richard’s Evidence to Parliament (part 3)

  • Date : 7 June 1830

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/JO/10/8/913 p.5

  • Description :

    Edward Priest Richards was the marquess of Bute’s agent for his Welsh estates.  This entailed acting as Solicitor for the 1830 Bute Ship Canal Bill.  An important part of this role was to ensure that the Standing Orders were complied with, and Edward Priest Richards is here confirming that everything necessary was done and the Bill can therefore proceed to the Committee hearing. 

    The Standing Orders are written rules that govern the way that Parliament works.  There are Standing Orders specifically relating to the way that Parliament processes Private Bills and it is these that Edward Priest Richards is confirming have been complied with in this case.  An important area that these cover is making sure that the plans are widely known about in the area, and this is why he is confirming that notices about the Bill have been placed in the local newspaper, the Cambrian, as well as a notice placed in a prominent public place, the door to the Session House in Cardiff.

    A transcript of this evidence is available.  Please click ‘Transcript’, above.

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  • Transcript:

    Sluices or Tunnels, Piers, Wharfs, Quays and other works joining and communicating with the said intended Navigable Canal Wet Dock or Basin Cuts and other works which said Canal Wet Dock or Basin Cuts and other works are intended to be sityate in the United Parishes of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Mary in the Town of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan.  Dated this 4th day of November 1829.  E. P. Richards, Cardiff, Solicitor to the Bill.

    The witness is directed to withdraw