HC Deb 03 March 1840 vol 52 cc860-1
Lord Ashley

said, that as it had been notified to him by her Majesty's Ministers, that it was not their intention to oppose the motion of which he had given notice, he would not detain the House by any statements. He had so often obtained the indulgence of the House in bringing forward this question, that he would not unnecessarily trespass on their attention. He therefore moved, "That a select committee be appointed to inquire into the operation of the act for the regulation of mills and factories, and to report their opinion thereon to the House."

Mr. Hindley

was happy to concur in this committee, and he hoped that all persons who were members of it would go into it with a sincere desire that some arrangement might be made satisfactory to all parties.

Motion agreed to.