HC Deb 30 April 1839 vol 47 cc698-9
Mr. G. W. Wood

moved, pursuant to instructions given to him as chairman of the select committee on private petitions, that lithographic petitions should be considered as printed petitions, and therefore should not be received by the House.

Mr. Warburton

was proceeding to observe, that no good reasons had been alleged in support of this motion, when he was interrupted by

Mr. O'Connell,

who, having said that this was far too important a subject to be discussed in so thin a House, moved that it be counted, and forty Members not being present, it adjourned.