HC Deb 23 July 1838 vol 44 c550

On the motion of Mr. Fox Maule, the Parliamentary Burghs (Scotland) Bill was read a third time.

Mr. Gillon

moved, that the 6th clause, which had been struck out in Committee, be reinstated.

Mr. Fox Maule

regretted, that he must oppose the motion of his hon. Friend. He, with his hon. Friend, placed considerable value on the clause; but in order to conciliate the opinions of some hon. Gentlemen opposite, and in order to secure the other advantages which would, no doubt, result from the bill, he had been induced to forego it. His honour was pledged, and, therefore, he must resist the motion of his hon. Friend.

The House divided:—Ayes 6; Noes 46: Majority 40.

Clause lost, and bill passed.