HC Deb 28 June 1836 vol 34 cc1010-1
Mr. Pouller

said, that the state of the public business at this period of the session, was such as to induce him to move that the House should sit on Thursday next, at twelve o'clock.

Mr. R. Wallace

seconded the motion.

Sir J. Graham

thought, that this was a motion which ought to be supported by some reasons adduced. It ought to be remembered that many important Committees were still sitting, which would prevent many hon. Members from attending in their places during a day-sitting of the House. He himself was engaged on a most important Committee, that on agriculture, which had now sat four months, and had not yet concluded its Report. Other hon. Members were engaged on equally important Committees, such as those on the subject of joint-stock banks, and the question of slave apprenticeship, and it would be unjust to them to proceed with important measures before the House itself during their unavoidable absence.

Mr. Poulter

did not doubt the importance of the Select Committee to which the right hon. Baronet had alluded, but he must observe, that there were measures of equal importance now upon the table, which it would be impossible to carry through this session without that opportunity, which a day-sitting of the House afforded, being given to hon. Members charged with those Bills. He had been intrusted with a measure relating to the government of the town of Poole, which was deeply inter-resting to those who sought its benefits, and which they could not obtain except by a concession of his present motion.

Mr. Pease

said, that he had been an advocate for the morning sittings, but experience convinced him that their continuance would have been highly disadvantageous.

Mr. Brotherton

was also unfavourable to morning sittings.

The House divided: Ayes 43; Noes51; —Majority 8.

List of the AYES.
Attwood, T. Lister, E. C.
Baines, E. Lushington, Dr.
Baring F. T. Lushington, C.
Barnard, E. G. Marsland, H.
Blake, M. J. Maxwell, J.
Bowring, Dr. Murray, rt. hn. J. A.
Brady. D. C. Potter, R.
Buckingham, J. S. Roche, W.
Buxton, T. F. Russell, Lord J.
Collier, J. Smith, R. V.
D'Eyncourt, rt. hon. Smith, B.
C. T. Steuart, R.
Duncombe, T. Thornely, T.
Ebrington, Ld. Visct. Walker, R.
Ewart, W. Wallace, R.
Fergus, J. Warburton, H.
Gordon, R. Wason, R.
Hay, Sir A. L. Wigney, I. N.
Hobhouse, rt. hon. Sir Wilde, Mr. Serg.
J. Williams, Wm.
Howick, Lord Visct. Winnington, H. J.
Johnson, A. Mr. Poulter
Labouchere, rt. hn. R. Mr. Wakley
List of the NOES.
Agnew, Sir A. Lowther, J. H.
Attwood, M. Mahon, Lord Vis.
Balfour, T. Norreys, Lord
Bolling, W. Packe, C. W.
Bramston, T. W. Patten, J. W.
Brotherton, J. Peel, rt. hon. Sir R.
Buller, E. Perceval, Colonel
Calcraft, J. A. Pigot, R.
Chapman, A. Plumptre, J. P.
Chichester, A. Praed, W. M.
Compton, H. C. Rickford, W.
Denison, J. E. Rushbrooke, Col.
Egerton, Lord F. Russell, C.
Estcourt, T. Scarlett, hon. R.
Follett, Sir W. Scourfield, W. H.
Forster, C. S. Sibthorp, Col.
Gaskell, J. Milnes Thompson, Col.
Goulburn, rt. hon. H. Tooke, W.
Goulburn, Mr. Serg. Trelawny, Sir W.
Halford, H. Trevor, hon. Arthur
Hamilton, G. A. Twiss, H.
Hardy, J. Wilson, H.
Hawkins, J. H. Wynn, rt. hn. C. W.
Inglis, Sir R. H. Young, G. F.
Irton, S. TELLERS.
Knight, H. G. Sir J. Graham
Law, hon. C. E. Sir G. Clerk