HC Deb 25 July 1831 vol 5 cc310-1
Mr. Hobhouse

moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the better regulation of Vestries in England.

Sir Thomas Fremantle

regretted that he must oppose the Motion of the hon. member for Westminster, which was one of considerable interest, but likely to create much excitement, as did a former bill of this kind. It would be impossible that a measure introduced so late in the Session, could go through the House; and, during the recess, much agitation might prevail. He would, therefore, suggest the propriety of withdrawing the measure for the present.

Mr. Spring Rice

thought the objection well founded; and recommended the hon. Member not to introduce his Bill in so small a House, and at so late a period of the Session.

Mr. Ridley Colborne

agreed with the former hon. Gentleman, that there was reason to apprehend great excitement from the introduction of this measure, when it would be impossible to bring it to an issue. He hoped the Motion would not be persisted in.

Mr. Hobhouse

was induced to bring forward this Bill, from the suggestions of those who represented 700,000 people of the Metropolis, at the earliest opportunity. There did not appear any objection to the principle of the Bill; the objections were confined to the details. He trusted, therefore, that hon. Gentlemen would allow the Bill to be printed.

Mr. Warburton

observed, the hon. Gentleman had given notice to bring in his Bill to-day, having waited to see what took place in the Committee up-stairs.

Sir Thomas Fremantle

said, if the hon. Gentleman would fix to-morrow, he would not oppose the Motion.

Motion postponed'