HC Deb 16 August 1836 vol 35 cc1270-1

Mr. Anderson Pelham moved, that the Lords' amendments to the Common Fields' Enclosure Bill be taken into consideration to-morrow.

Sir James Beckett

observed, that all their Lordships' amendments in this Bill were such as to render it doubly beneficial to the people.

Mr. Wakley

protested against the Bill, which, he said, had by no means met with due discussion in that House. It was a Bill which materially affected the rights and enjoyments of the people, and he should oppose it by every means in his power.

Mr. Warburton

supported the Bill. Those who opposed it confounded two things essentially distinct—common fields and commons. The enclosure and improved cultivation of common fields would be a great benefit to the whole country, and in no respect infringe upon the property or rights of the people.

Mr. Blamire

supported the Bill. So far from not having been duly considered, it had been discussed and printed over and over again. It was a most valuable Bill, in strict accordance with every principle of justice and good policy, and would be of great advantage to the labouring classes.

House counted out.