HC Deb 18 February 1818 vol 37 c510
Mr. M. A. Taylor

, pursuant to the notice he gave yesterday, moved, "That a Select Committee be appointed to consider whether any and what steps may be necessary to be taken to give to the counties of Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Durham, and the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, the same advantages of assizes twice in each year as are now possessed by all the other counties in England and Wales; and to report their opinion thereupon to the House."—The motion was agreed to, and a committee was accordingly appointed.