HC Deb 30 March 1832 vol 11 c1156
Mr. Alderman Hughes

Hughes gave notice of his intention to move, on an early day, for leave to bring in a Bill to prevent the Members of the other House of Parliament from voting on any future occasion by the means of proxies.

Sir Robert Inglis

entreated the hon. Member not to persist in this notice, as it was a manifest attack on the privileges of the Peers of Parliament. The House of Commons would not suffer any Peer to interfere in the election of a Member of that House, and it would be equally objectionable in any Member of the Lower House interfering with the privilege of the Peers.

Mr. Spring Rice

begged leave to enforce on the hon. Member this view. He could assure him that it was quite unusual, and might be attended with the most pernicious consequences, for either House to interfere with the privileges of the other.

Mr. Alderman Hughes Hughes

had no idea that there was any thing improper in his notice; but, if it would be thought such an invasion of the privileges of the Peers, he would withdraw it.

Notice withdrawn.