HC Deb 13 July 1836 vol 35 cc169-70

Mr. Alderman Wood moved the order of the day for the House to resolve itself into a Committee on the Hackney Carriages (Metropolis) Bill.

Mr. Warburton

remarked, that as this Bill was framed very much after the fashion of the hon. Alderman's other Bills, he should move, that it be committed on this day six months.

Mr. Alderman Wood

complained, that after the Bill had been altered to suit the wishes of the hon. Member, by the omission of clauses, he still resisted the reference of it to a Committee, where it might be made still less objectionable. The truth seemed to be, that the hon. Member for Bridport, (Mr. Warburton) had got a crotchet in his head, and nothing could make him believe that anybody was capable of doing well and wisely, but himself. Only a little while ago, the hon. Member was sitting in single state in one of the Committee-rooms up stairs, surrounded by all the surgeons, sextons, and parish clerks in Lon-don, but without any beneficial result, and; that ought to have taught him, that at least all his crotchets were not invaluable. He believed that the Police Act would expire next year. He did not know whether Ministers intended to renew it; but if they did not, it rendered such a measure as that before the House doubly necessary.

Mr. Angerstein

said, that many of his constituents were opposed to the Bill.

Mr. Hawes

complained, that there was a great deal of needless legislation in the Bill. All that was wanted might be accomplished by an efficient police; when the Police Act was renewed, this subject might fitly be taken into consideration. He hoped that the hon. Alderman would consent to defer the Committee.

Mr. Wilks

called on the hon. Alderman to persevere, adverting to the evils and dangers arising at present for want of due regulations.

Mr. Fox Maule

was of opinion, that the hon. Alderman deserved the thanks of the public for his labours, and recommended, that whatever savoured of unnecessary legislation should be expunged in the Committee.

The House divided on the original motion: Ayes 118; Noes 2—Majority 116.

List of the AYES.
Alsager, Captain Fergusson, rt. hon. C.
Angerstein, J. Fitzgibbon, hon. B.
Arbuthnot, hon. H. Forster, C. S.
Ashley, Lord Gladstone, W. E.
Baillie, H. D. Gordon, W.
Baines, E. Goulburn, hon. H.
Bannerman, A. Grey, Sir G., bart.
Barclay, D. Hamilton, Lord C.
Barclay, C. Hardy, J.
Baring, W. Hawkins, J. H.
Barnard, E. G. Hay, Sir J., bart.
Beckett, Sir J. Heathcote, C. J.
Bewes, T. Henniker, Lord
Blackburne, I. Hogg, J. W.
Blake, M. J. Howick, Lord
Blamire, W. Hoy, J. B.
Boldero, H. G. Jervis, J.
Brady, D. C. Inglis, Sir R. H., bart.
Brotherton, J. Knight, H. G.
Brownrig, J. S. Labouchere, H.
Burrell, Sir C. M., bt. Langton, W. G.
Campbell, Sir J. Lefevre, C. S.
Canning, Sir S. Lennox, Lord A.
Chalmers, P. Lincoln, Earl of
Clerk, Sir G., bart. Lygon, hn. Col. H. B.
Codrington, Sir E. Lynch, A. H. S.
Colborne, N. W. R. Mackenzie, J. A. S.
Cole, hon. A. H. Maclean, D.
Denison, J. Macnamara, Major
Dick, Q. M'Taggart, J.
Donkin, Sir R. Mahon, Lord
Dunbar, G. Mangles, J.
Duncombe, T. S. Maule, hon. F.
Elley, Sir J. Miles, W.
Elphinstone, H. Nagle, Sir R.
Euston, Lord Neeld, J.
Feilden, W. O'Loghlen, M.
Ferguson, Sir R. A. Oswald, J.
Parker, W. Somerset, Lord G.
Pechell, Captain R. Stanley, E. J.
Pendarves, E. W. Steuart, R.
Penruddock, J. H. Stuart, Lord J.
Perceval, Col. Surrey, Earl of
Plumptre, J. P. Talbot, J. H.
Potter, R. Thomas, Colonel
Poulter, J. S. Thompson, Colonel
Powell, Colonel Townley, R. G.
Praed, W. M. Trench, Sir F.
Price, R. Trevor, hon. G. R.
Pringle, A. Troubridge, Sir E. T.
Reid, Sir J. R. Tynte, C. J. K.
Rice, rt. hon. T. S. Walker, R.
Robinson, G. Wallace, R.
Ross, C. Walter, J.
Rushbrooke, Colonel Wilmot, Sir E.
Russell, Lord John Wrightson, W.
Sandon, Lord Wynn, rt. hon. C. W.
Scholefield J.
Sharpe, General TELLERS.
Sibthorp, Colonel Wilks, J.
Smith, R. V. Wood, Ald.
List of the NOES.
Ewart, W. Warburton, H.
Wakley, T. Hawes, B.

The House went into Committee, and after several Amendments were proposed, and two divisions were had on them, got as far as the 20th Clause of the Bill, when the House was counted out.