§ On the Order of the Day for the consideration of the Speech of the Lords Commisioners being read,
§ Sir G. Clerk
said, that in the absence of the responsible Ministers of the Crown, 493 he should not think of making any motion on which any difference of opinion would be likely to rise, but it was necessary that the usual motion that a supply be granted to her Majesty should be made, before the public business could be proceeded with. He would, therefore, avail himself of the meeting of the House that day and tomorrow, to take steps which would facilitate the progress of business, when the responsible Ministers of the Crown should take their places. He would, therefore, move, that a supply be granted to her Majesty.