HC Deb 26 February 1841 vol 56 cc1148-9
Mr. Hutt

moved, that the minutes of the evidence taken during the last Session of Parliament before the committee of the Hull Docks be laid before the House and printed. The subject was more of a public than a private nature; and he, therefore, hoped the House would not refuse his motion.

Mr. Sheil

thought it would be of much use to the public to have the evidence in question printed, because it involved a saving, perhaps of 6,000l. or 7,000l. a year to the State.

Mr. Goulburn

deprecated the practice of printing evidence before private bill committees, except in special and particular cases. It was fraught with evil consequences.

Motion agreed to.