HC Deb 30 April 1841 vol 57 c1294
Lord J. Russell

gave notice that on Monday, the,31st of May, he should move that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider the acts relating to the trade in corn.

Mr. Lucas

begged to remind the noble Lord, that Monday, the 31st of May, was Whit Monday; and he wished to know whether it was his intention to bring forward his motion with respect to the Cornlaws on that day.

Lord John Russell

said, as the 31st of May would occur in Whitsun week, he should bring it forward on the next order day afterwards.

Colonel Sibthorp

said, it was almost impossible to be surprised at anything that was done by the Government, but could any one; conceive it possible—he would ask was it, or was it not, the intention of the noble Lord to bring forward a discussion on the Corn-laws—could it be believed that any individual holding so important a station as the noble Lord could gravely come down to the House and give notice of so important a motion without that due preparation for which the House had a right to look?

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