HC Deb 25 March 1831 vol 3 cc938-9
Mr. K. Douglas,

seeing an hon. Gentleman (Mr. F. Buxton) in his place, wished to put a question to him. The hon. Gentleman had a notice standing on the book relative to the West-Indies, and he was anxious to receive an explanation from him as to the object which he had in view, with reference to that subject. They must all see the inconvenience of having a vague notice of this kind standing on the votes. He, therefore, inquired what was the object of the hon. Gentleman's intended motion? And he also called on him to fix on some positive day for bringing it forward.

Mr. F. Buxton

said, his object was, to move a Resolution of that House, for the extinction of slavery. That Resolution, which he had not with him at the present moment, he had framed, with the assistance of a number of his friends. Little had been done by the colonial authorities, and he expected that little would be done by them. It was necessary, therefore, that the House should interfere, and that interference ought to have in view the abolition of slavery. He would most readily leave the matter in the hands of Government, if Government would take it up. If the House would allow him, he would bring on the Question on Tuesday next;