HC Deb 20 May 1841 vol 58 c683

On the motion of Mr. Hope, the Copyhold and Customary Tenure Bill was re-committed.

Mr. Rickford

moved a clause to empower tenants to enfranchise.

Mr. Hope

opposed the clause, on the ground that it was inconsistent with the principle of the bill.

Mr. Philip Howard

hoped his hon. Friend would not press his amendment, as it would endanger the whole bill.

Mr. Rickford

was happy to find that the principle of his clause met with the general approbation of the House, but finding that if he were to press it to a division it would endanger the passing of the bill itself, he begged leave to withdraw it.

Clause withdrawn.—Bill went through committee.

The House resumed.—Bill to be reported on Monday.