HC Deb 08 March 1839 vol 46 cc199-203
Lord J. Russell

moved the Order of the Day for a Committee of Supply.

Mr. Bagge

moved, that the House do adjourn.

Colonel Sibthorp

could not but express his disappointment, that the hon. Member for Kilkenny had not now brought forward the motion, with a view to dispense with the office of Viceroy of Ireland, of which the hon. Member had given notice, and upon which he (Colonel Sibthorp) had an important amendment, for the reduction of the salary of the noble Lord the Secretary for Ireland, to propose. It was with great pain, that he had felt himself called upon to vote in the division which had just taken place against the right hon. Baronet, the Member for Tamworth, of whose honour such was his belief, that he would willingly commit to him the whole superintendence of the whole of the affairs of the country. Thinking, that there was some political manœuvre, or that there had been some misunderstanding on that head, he cordially seconded the motion for the adjournment of the House.

Mr. Hume

said, that as he had been alluded to, he begged to state, that he had not brought forward his motion on going into Committee of Supply, because he had promised several hon. Members, who had spoken to him on the subject, that he would not do so if the debate on the Irish Corporation Bill went beyond half-past ten o'clock. That hour was passed, and it would be unfair to those Gentlemen, now to press the matter forward.

Colonel Sibthorp

Then it is a hoax.

Lord J. Russell

observed, that the course proposed by the hon. Member for Norfolk, seemed an exaggeration of the hon. Member for Salford: he hoped, at this hour (a quarter past 11 o'clock) the hon. Member would not press his amendment.

The House divided on the motion of adjournment: Ayes 1; Noes 276:—Majority 275.

List of the AYES.
Duncombe, hon. A.

Mr. Bagge, and Colonel Sibthorp.

[It seems not necessary to publish a list of the NOES.]

Order of the Day read. On the question that the Speaker leave the Chair