§ Mr. G. Bankes
rose to put the question, of which he had given notice, to the hon. Member for Dumfries. Perhaps that hon. Member would be good enough to state as nearly as he could the terms of the motion which it was his intention to submit to the House next week relative to the Corn-law.
The Clerk read the words of the resolution, to the effect,
That, it having been acknowledged on the part of the Ministry of this country, that the present Corn-law is not a settlement of the question, and there being reasonable grounds for believing that the existence of such law will be of short duration, it is just and expedient that a state of uncertainty, embarrassing and unfair to the agriculturists, and injurious to commerce, should be put an end to, and measures of a settled and final character adopted without further delay.
§ Mr. G, Bankes
gave notice that when. 1157 the motion came on, he would move an amendment to the hon. Member's motion.