HC Deb 29 April 1842 vol 62 cc1254-6
Sir R. Peel,

after briefly alluding to the state of public business, and to what he conceived would most promote the convenience of the house, moved, "That after Monday, the 9th May next, orders of the day shall have precedence over notices of motions on Tuesdays, so long as the property-tax and tariff shall remain under consideration." He hoped that they would not be objected to by the Gentlemen who had fixed notices of motion for Tuesday, the 10th.

Mr. John O'Connell,

whose motion respecting the grievances of Catholics in the navy stood for that day, declared that he had no disposition to thwart the arrangement proposed by the right hon. Baronet. He should be quite ready to postpone his motion till the following Thursday.

Lord John Russell

was quite ready to agreee to the motion of the right hon. Baronet, which he thought would be productive of great advantage to the public. He was glad to find that his hon. Friend (Mr. J. O'Connell) had consented to waive his motion for the 10th of May. In regard to the Sudbury case, he hoped there would not be any objection on the part of he House to the motion for leave to bring in the bill; but he conceived they would require more evidence to be given before they could come to a decision on that case. While he was addressing the House on the motion of the right hon. Baronet, he would take the opportunity of referring to the imputations which had been cast upon them, in regard to the delay which had been occasioned in the progress of the tariff and property-tax. During the discussion on the Corn-bill, they were told by the right hon. Baronet that the adjournments of the debate were productive of great inconvenience, and that hon. Members ought not, therefore, to persist in addressing the House on the subject. Now he understood that the Corn-bill was passed in the House of Lords on Friday last, and that it had only received the Royal assent this day. A whole week, therefore, had been lost; not on any discussion or amendments, but merely because the commission had not been able to sit until to-day. In regard to the tariff, he thought that the Government had very properly given the parties interested an opportunity of being heard, and although this had caused a great delay, he was glad to hear the right hon. Baronet declare that his only object in granting this delay, was in order that he might give the fullest consideration to the interests of all parties objecting to the alteration in the tariff.

Motion agreed to

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