HC Deb 02 May 1843 vol 68 cc1158-9
Captain Berkeley

wished to ask a question of the First Lord of the Treasury. A proposition had been made as to the retirement of old naval officers: he wished to know whether the right hon. Baronet would have any objection to have that scheme laid on the Table of the House?

Sir R. Peel

had a decided objection to do so. A plan was proposed by one Member of the Government to another. Such a plan was not to be published. There would be an end to all confidence if such a proposition were to be agreed to. He was not prepared to take the opinion of the House on the proposition, and he could not be expected to lay an incomplete measure before them.