HC Deb 06 August 1842 vol 65 cc1101-2

House in committee on the Borough Incorporations Bill. A conversation en sued between Mr. Aglionby, Sir J. Graham, Mr. Mark Philips, Sir R. Peel, Mr. Milner Gibson, and other Members, on the subject of a compromise, in the course of which

Sir Charles Douglas

said, that be was very glad that the question was then reduced to one of compensation. He was sure that the hon. Member for Manchester was not a man to take advantage of any quibble or technical objection,—it was foreign to his nature to interfere with the progress of a measure by means of any quibble; but it certainly was the understanding that the claim of Mr. Mylne should be considered; that was the sum and substance of it, and after what had passed he would only say one word more upon the subject. It had been reported that he had made an agreement with the Government that they should bring in the bill to make the charters valid. As far as the charters were concerned, he had nothing to do with them —his object was to give compensation to those whose claims had been acknowledged by the House last year, and nothing else; and lie had not ill any way interfered with the confirmation of the charters, or given any opinion on that question.

Bill passed through the committee.

House resumed.