HC Deb 30 August 1831 vol 6 c876
Viscount Palmerston

said, that his noble friend (the Chancellor of the Exchequer) was so very much indisposed, that he would not be able to attend in his place that night, and he feared that it was more than probable that he would not be well enough to attend to-morrow night cither. Under these circumstances he had an arrangement to propose to the House, which he trusted there would be no difficulty in adopting. He should propose, that to-morrow night the Reform Bill should not be taken, but that the House should go into Committee on the Irish Estimates; and that, as tomorrow would be a lost day to the Reform Bill, he should propose, that on Monday the Committee on that Bill should be proceeded with, to make up for the loss of to-morrow.