HC Deb 09 August 1836 vol 35 cc1055-6

On the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the House went into Committee on this Bill.

Mr. Hutt

wished to have some explanation as to the precise object of it.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

replied, that the measure was intended to provide for the sum which had remained, without being raised by the former Bill. He had explained, on a former occasion, the nature of this measure; and he would now only observe, that it was not intended to raise anything more than the twenty millions which had been voted.

Mr. Hume

thought, that the exact sum which it was proposed to raise by this Bill should be stated.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

remarked, that if the hon. Member for Middlesex looked into the Bill he would find, that it contained the precise sum which he supposed was omitted. He acknowledged that he had made provision for these claims before it was necessary that they should be met, but he did not feel any regret in having done so, as, if he had not taken that course, the delay might have been attended with hard-ship.

The Committee went through the Bill, and the House resumed The report to be received.