HC Deb 23 May 1842 vol 63 cc609-10
Mr. Roebuck

begged to put a question to the right hon. Baronet at the head of her Majesty's Government. A bill for the prevention of bribery had been brought down from the other House of Parliament, which, with a few slight alterations, would answer al) the purposes he had in view. What he wished to know was, whether the right hon. Baronet would give him some time in the course of the afternoon to move the second reading of that bill?

Sir R. Peel

hoped, that the hon. and learned Member for Bath would not be hard-hearted enough to ask him to permit the second reading of that bill, now that they were about stepping into the tariff. The hon. Member would probably have an opportunity late in the evening of moving the second reading of the bill.