HC Deb 13 February 1843 vol 66 c418
Mr. W. Smith O'Brien

expressed a wish to have some information from the right hon. Baronet at the head of her Majesty's Government respecting the papers connected with Affghanistan. Did the right hon. Baronet think there was any prospect of his being able to bring on the motion for the vote of thanks on the day fixed for it?

Sir R. Peel

said, he held in his hand the papers which it was his intention, in two minutes, to present to the House, in obedience to her Majesty's commands. He thought that the voluminous nature of the papers, and the important subjects that would be likely to occupy the House, during the present week, might make it difficult for hon. Members to find sufficient time to make themselves acquainted with the contents of the papers. Under these circumstances he thought it would be better to defer the motion for the vote of thanks; and he would, therefore, name Monday as the day on which he would bring it forward.

The papers to be printed.