HC Deb 20 July 1842 vol 65 c395

On the question that the report on the South Australia Bill be brought up,

Dr. Bowring

protested against their proceeding with the bill at that hour in the morning. The hon. Member for Montrose was desirous of making some observations on the bill, and he was not then in his place. He must persist in insisting upon the postponement of the bill.

Mr. B. Wood

said, that he concurred in the motion of the hon. and learned Member, and would support.

Colonel Sibthorp

said, that he hoped the noble Lord would press the bill. It would teach the hon. Member for Montrose a lesson. The hon. Member for Montrose ought to have been in his place, if he wished to oppose the bill.

Lord Stanley

thought that the opposition to the bill was most unfair. The bill had been introduced as early as seven o'clock the other evening, and had undergone a full discussion. Every opportunity had been afforded for the discussion of the measure, and he therefore must persist in proceeding with it.

Dr. Bowring

Sir, I move the adjournment of the debate.

The House divided on the question that the debate be adjourned:—Ayes 1; Noes 59: Majority 58.

List of the AYES.
Brotherton, J. Wood, B.
Bowring, Dr.

Report received. Bill to be read a third time.

House adjourned at half-past two.