HC Deb 31 May 1839 vol 47 cc1213-4
Lord J. Russell

moved, "that during the remainder of the session, orders of the day have precedence of notices of motions upon Thursdays, except on a special direction of the House with respect to a notice of motion."

Mr. Hume

hoped that the noble Lord would make an exception in favour of his motion, which stood for the 6th of June, respecting the Bank of England.

Lord J. Russell

said, he could not do that without laying himself open to similar applications.

Sir E. Knatchbull

observed, that this was giving Government greater power than a private Member of the House, and no individual Member had now any possible chance of bringing forward any measure, except on the special direction of the House, and he did not know how that was to be obtained.

Motion agreed to.