HC Deb 26 May 1837 vol 38 c1095

Lord John Russell moved that the House go into Committee upon the Poor-law (Ireland) Bill.

Sir R Peel

observed, that this was the first instance of a dropped notice taking precedence of all other business.

Lord John Russell

replied, that it had occurred more than once.

Sir R. Peel

considered that the practice would be inconvenient if generally adopted. He was aware that there was a pretty general feeling in the House of forwarding the Irish Poor-law Bill as much as possible. It was this general feeling that induced, on the present occasion, a general concurrence in the motion of the noble Lord. He should acquiesce in that feeling, and offer no objection. He felt it necessary, however, to protest against the precedent being generally acted on.