HC Deb 14 April 1808 vol 11 cc66-7
Sir J. C. Hippisley

begged to put a question to the chancellor of the exchequer, in the absence of a noble viscount who had brought in this bill; which was, Whether any exception was to be made in favour of those balloted men, who had relied on the faith of parliament for not being again called upon till the lists of their respective parishes were exhausted? For such was the construction of the law: and gentlemen, like himself, who had acted in carrying into effect the provisions of the late Militia Transfer bill, had witnessed the anxiety expressed by such persons as stood in this situation.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

could not resolve the question, from his recollection of the provisions of the bill.

Sir J. C. Hippisley

observed, that, he put the question, not merely from knowing how interesting the result must be to those who stood in this predicament, but also in compliance with a requisition which had been made to him.—Adjourned till Tuesday the 26th instant.

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