James Tomson’s Evidence (Part 2)

James Tomson’s Evidence (Part 2)
  • Title: James Tomson’s Evidence (Part 2)

  • Date : 1864

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/5/30/5 p.107

  • Description :

    James Tomson was Baroness Windsor’s Agent, and he gave evidence to the opposed bill committee on the Bute Docks Bill on her behalf.  He discusses the fact that she is more interested in the Penarth Docks, which are on her own land, than in the extension of the Cardiff Docks, but denies that her opposition to the Bill is based solely on the issue of competition between the two Docks.

  • Transcript:

    Q: (By a Lord) You are aware that the object of this Bill is to provide increased accommodation by the Cardiff Docks to the trade at those docks.
    A: Exactly
    Q: At present the increase of trade both in iron and coal is becoming so large that the existing accommodations are found to be deficient – is that so
    A: Exactly
    Q: Then Lady Windsor, it appears, is greatly interested in the mineral traffic of the whole district
    A: She is
    Q: Then if that increased accommodation be effected, provided the increased communication be given between Lady Windsor’s mineral property and these Docks