HC Deb 22 February 1819 vol 39 c552
Mr. Buxton

wished to ask the noble lord, if be had any objection to postpone his motion on the State of the Prisons, until the motion of his hon. and learned friend (sir J. Mackintosh) respecting the Criminal Law, should be disposed of? He felt considerable anxiety on this subject, persuaded as he was, that on the question of gaols, there would be no difference of opinion in that House, but that there might be on the question to be agitated by his hon. and learned friend.

Lord Castlereagh

said, he should be very happy, could he comply with the hon. gentleman's wishes. To do so, however, would, in his opinion, be a great public inconvenience, as in his view of the subject the question alluded to by the hon. gentleman would be advantageously associated in discussion with that respecting-which he (lord C.) had particularly given notice of a motion.