§ The debate on the adjourned motion of the 4th instant being resumed,
said, that his right hon. friend had no objection to the motion generally, but to the mode in which it was framed. The operations of a committee on the subject would be very slow and laborious. If a motion for the production of the account, for the inquiry into which the committee was to be appointed, did not elicit sufficient information, farther measures might be resorted to. He would move, therefore, as an amendment, "That there be laid before the House a statement of the measures taken for destroying such books and papers relative to the property tax as were no longer necessary for the public service."
After some conversation between the chancellor of the exchequer and Mr. Brougham, the following motion was agreed to:—"That there be laid before the House a statement of the measures taken for destroying such Books and Pampers relative to the Property Tax, under schedule D, as are no longer necessary for the collection of arrears, or the hearing of appeals or other proceedings pending."