James Tomson’s Evidence (Part 5)

James Tomson’s Evidence (Part 5)
  • Title: James Tomson’s Evidence (Part 5)

  • Date : 1864

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/5/30/5 p.110

  • 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:

    A: We are not satisfied of that so far as the Trustees of the Marquis of Bute are concerned they might give satisfactory assurance to that effect, but I do not know how it would be arranged with regard to the Rumney Railway over which the greater part of the minerals must pass – that is the great objection that we have.
    The Witness is directed to withdraw.