HC Deb 17 August 1836 vol 35 c1274

Mr. Hardy moved the Order of the Day for the third reading of this Bill.

Mr. A. Trevor

opposed the third reading, on the ground that the measure went to disfranchise a great portion of the poorer class of voters, and moved, as an amendment, that the Bill be read a third time that day three months.

The House divided on the original motion: Ayes 50; Noes 1:—Majority 49.

List of the AYES for the First Division.
Aglionby, H. Hindley, C.
Angerstein, J. Hoskins, K.
Bagshaw, J. Hume, J.
Baring, F. T. Leader, J. T.
Barnard, E. G. Lennox, Lord G.
Beckett, rt. hn. Sir J. Lowther, J. H.
Bewes, T. Mackinnon, W. A.
Bridgeman, H. Macleod, R.
Brotherton, J. Martin, T.
Brownrigg, S. Murray, rt. hon. J. A.
Burrell, Sir C. Pattison, J.
Chalmers, P. Pelham, hon. C. A.
Codrington, Sir E. Philips, M.
Cowper, hon. W. F. Potter, R.
Duncombe, T. Pryse, P.
Fergusson, rt. hn. R. C. Reid, Sir J. R.
Freshfield, J. W. Rice, rt. hon. T. S.
Grey, Sir G. Rolfe, Sir R. M.
Ruthven, E. Warburton, H.
Scrope, G. P. Whalley, Sir S.
Seymour, Lord Wilks, J.
Smith, J. A. Williams, W.
Smith, B. Young, G. F.
Stanley, E. J.
Thompson, Alderman TELLERS.
Thornley, T. Blamire, W.
Wall, C. B. Wakley, T.
List of the NOES.
Palmer, G.
Sibthorp, Colonel Trevor, A.

Bill read a third time.

On the question that the Bill do pass,

Colonel Sibthorp moved the addition of a clause for preventing bribery on the part of individuals connected with Government, by giving away comfortable situations, &c.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

thought that the effect of such a clause would be to weaken the general provisions of the Bill, which already, in the most effectual manner, provided against such practices on the part of Government.

Mr. A. Trevor

supported the clause.

The House divided: Ayes 2; Noes 45: —Majority 43.

Clause rejected.

Mr. A. Trevor moved that the 4th Clause be struck out of the Bill.

The House divided: Ayes 4; Noes 44: —Majority 40.

Mr. A. Trevor

next moved the omission from the 5th Clause, as we understood, of certain words, the effect of which was to render voters guilty of bribery for ever incapable of holding office, place, or emolument under the Crown. He did not think that the punishment ought to be rendered perpetual.

Sir F. Trench

seconded the motion.

The House divided; Ayes 3; Noes 38: —Majority 35.

Bill passed.

We give the Lists of the first division; the others were so similar, adding on some of them Sir C. Broke Vere, Sir Frederick Trench, Mr. Borthwick, Mr. Freshfield, or Mr. Brownrigg to the minority, that it is needless to repeat them.