HC Deb 04 July 1837 vol 38 c1797

The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved for a Committee to consider the case of the late Speaker and officers of the Houses of Parliament, who suffered by the fire of the former Houses of Parliament, and to report on the same. If he thought the Report of the Committee was to preclude the House, he should not propose it at the time so few Members were in attendance; but the object was not to commit the House to any ultimate decision. All he asked was, that before the House came to a vote upon the subject, they should know the facts of the case.

Mr. Warburton

did not think it proper that any such grant should be proposed at this late period of the Session, when no Members could be got to attend the Committee.

Debate adjourned.