HC Deb 07 July 1840 vol 55 cc553-4
Mr. Cresswell

rose to bring forward the motion of which he had given notice, for an address with respect to the compensation to the Danish claimants.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

rose to order, and observed, that on a similar ground to that on which the former motion had been got rid of, he objected to the bringing forward the present proposition. He would, at once, refer the House to the Standing Order, of the date of February 22, 1821, which stated "That that House would not proceed upon any motion for an Address to the Crown praying that any money may be issued, or that any expense may be incurred, but in a Committee of the whole House, and that the same be declared a standing order of the House." The object of the present motion was to make a grant to certain classes of British subjects for losses which they had sustained; and for this purpose it was intended that the burthen should be thrown upon other classes. However much he might regret the case of the former persons, he could not consent to any proposition like that now given notice of by his lion, and learned Friend. If, therefore, it was necessary for his hon. Friend, the Member for Leicester, to withdraw his motion, he submitted that, in conformity with the standing order, the hon. Member must give another notice of his intention to bring forward this subject.

Subject also dropped.