HC Deb 12 July 1815 vol 31
Mr. W. Smith

said, he wished to call the attention of the right hon. gentleman to a subject which had occupied the notice of Parliament in the early part of the session; he alluded to the Abolition of the Slave Trade by France. He hoped that now Louis XVIII. was restored to his throne again, his Majesty's ministers would use their utmost endeavours to obtain from him an immediate abolition of that traffic.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

said, he could assure the hon. gentleman that the subject had been already under the attention of Government, and that ministers would not be found wanting in their efforts to accomplish so desirable an object.

At two o'clock the Usher of the Black Rod appeared, and summoned the House into the House of Peers. Upon their return, the members assembled round the table, when the Speaker read the Speech of his Royal Highness to them, proroguing the Parliament to Tuesday the 22d of August, after which he made his bow, and the members withdrew.