HC Deb 08 July 1833 vol 19 cc301-2

On the Motion of the Lord Advocate the Royal Burghs Scotland Bill was read a third time,

Mr. Gillon

could not resist the last opportunity which was afforded him of making an improvement in the Bill consonant to the Motions he had previously made, and to the opinions he had always professed. He would, in that the Last stage, move, that instead of the words "ten pounds," the words, "live pounds and upwards" should he inserted. A strong feeling existed on the subject in Scotland, and he saw no reason why all the people below 10l. householders should now be disfranchised.

Mr. Hume

seconded the Amendment.

The Lord Advocate

objected to the proposed alteration, on the ground that it would render a new system of registration necessary. It was totally inconsistent with the present system. The principle of the Motion had been discussed over and over' again, and had been rejected.

The House divided on the Motion—Ayes 36: Noes 100: Majority 64

Amendment rejected, and Bill passed.

List of the AYES.
Aglionby, H. A. Hay, Sir J.
Blamire, William Johnston, A.
Brocklehurst, J. Maxwell, J.
Brotherton, Joseph Pringle, R.
Evans, Colonel Wallace, Robert
Gaskell, Daniel Wemyss, J.
Godson, R. IRISH.
Handley, B. Baldwin, Dr.
Harvey, D. W. Blake, M. J.
Jervis, John Fitzsimon, C.
Lamont, N. Galway, J. M.
Lister, E. C. O'Connell, D.
Lloyd, J. H. O'Connell, Morgan
Parrott, Jasper O'Connell, James
Pease, J. Ruthven, E.
Philips, Mark Shiel, R. L.
Shawe, R. N. Sullivan, R.
Staveley, T. K. TELLERS.
Warburton, H. Gillon, W. D.
Williams, Colonel Hume, Joseph