HC Deb 17 March 1842 vol 61 cc756-7
Mr. Oswald

moved that the Members for the City of Glasgow, and for the counties of Dumbarton and Lanark be added to the committee on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Bill.

Mr. Greene

said, that an application of a similar nature, in relation to the Severn Navigation Bill, had been referred last Session; and, therefore, he thought the hon. Member for Glasgow ought to make out a strong case to induce the House to accede to his motion.

Mr. Oswald

said, the railway went to Glasgow, passed through a great portion of the county of Lanark, and went close to the county of Dumbarton, and as it had been referred to the South Eastern list, no Members connected with those places would serve upon the committee.

Mr. Estcourt

said, it was true the bill had been referred to the South Eastern list. As the railway went from Edinburgh to Glasgow, the bill might with equal propriety be referred to either the South Eastern or the South Western list, and as the South Western list had several bills under their consideration, and the South Eastern list none, it had been thought best to refer the bill to the list which was least burdened with business. As some inconvenience was likely to result if the hon. Gentleman's proposition were not acceded to, he was willing to acquiesce in it.

Mr. Fox Maule

was understood to approve of the course adopted by the hon. Member for Oxford.

Mr. Labouchere

said, he was much surprised at the opinion expressed by the hon. Gentleman opposite, at the same time he had so much confidence in him, that he did not wish to set his opinion in opposition to that of the hon. Member; but he must say, that the House ought to be very cautious how they departed from general regulations. This might be a precedent which would lead to many applications, not only from Scotland, but from other places, and in many instances very good cases might be made out for placing certain Members on committee.

Mr. Loch

thought the House ought to consider, before it assented to the motion, as he conceived the hon. Member's proposition would be a very dangerous precedent.

The House divided—Ayes 46; Noes 25: Majority 21.

List of the AYES
Aglionby, H. A. Hill, Lord M.
Allix, J. P. Hutt, W.
Bailey, J. Johnston, Alex.
Barnard, E. G. Lennox, Lord A.
Bowring, Dr. Lockhart, W.
Buller, Sir J. Y. Lygon, hon. General
Busfeild, W. Mackinnon, W. Alex.
Campbell, Alex. M'Taggart, Sir J.
Codrington, C. W. Miles, W.
Cripps, W. Muntz, G. F.
Dennistoun, J. Napier, Sir C.
Dick, Quintin Neeld, J.
Dodd, G. Redington, T. N.
Douglas, Sir C. E. Rolleston, Col.
Drummond, H. H. Sheil, rt. hon. R. L.
Duncan, G. Somers, J. P.
Ellice, E. Somerset, Lord G.
Elphinstone, H. Stuart, Lord J.
Estcourt, T. G. B. Tollemache, J.
Ferguson, Col. Trollope, Sir J.
Hastie, Archibald Tufnell, H.
Hatton, Capt. V.
Hay, Sir A. L. TELLERS.
Heneage, E. Oswald, Mr.
Hepburn, Sir T. B. Maule, Fox
List of the NOES.
Baillie, H. J. Inglis, Sir R. H.
Baldwin, C. B. Jones, Capt.
Brotherton, J. Labouchere, rt. hn. H.
Burroughes, H. N. Lindsay, H. H.
Collett, W. R. Lyall, G.
Colvile, C. R. March, Earl of
Douglas, Sir H, Marsham, Visc.
Gordon, hon. Capt. Pringle, Alex.
Greenall, P. Rice, E. R.
Grey, rt. hon. Sir G. Rous, hon. Capt.
Grimsditch, T. Trench, Sir F. W
Hale, R. B. TELLERS.
Hanmer, Sir J. Loch, Mr.
Henley, J. W. Greene, Mr.
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