HC Deb 28 July 1845 vol 82 c1139

House in Committee on the Games and Wagers Bill.

Clauses up to 16 were agreed to.

On Clause 17, Wagers not recoverable at law being proposed,

Mr. C. Berkeley

objected to the proviso to the clause, that it was not to apply to subscriptions for a plate or prize, because it was legislating for one side only, and because it would, he contended, legalize gambling one way, while it attempted to put a stop to it on the other.

Sir J. Graham

thought the proviso essential to the clause. It only legalized mere subscriptions.

The Committee divided on the Question, that the proviso stand part of the clause:—Ayes 37: Noes 3; Majority 34.

List of the AYES.
Aldam, W. Hamilton, G. A.
Arkwright, G. Hawes, B.
Austen, Col. Henley, J. W.
Baring, rt. hn. W. B. Hope, hon. C.
Berkeley, hon. H. Jones, Capt.
Blackburne, J. I. Meynell, Capt.
Borthwick, P. Milnes, R. M.
Bowes, J. Nicholl, rt. hon. J.
Brotherton, J. Norreys, Sir D. J.
Bruce, Lord E. Pringle, A.
Bruges, W. H. L. Sandon, Visct.
Buller, Sir J. Y. Smith, rt. hn. T. B. C.
Cripps, W. Somerset, Lord G.
Divett, E. Somerville, Sir W. M.
Estcourt, T. G. B. Trotter, J.
Ferguson, Sir R. A. Warburton, H.
Flower, Sir J. Wood, Col. T.
Fremantle, rt. hn. Sir T. TELLERS.
Fuller, A. E. Cardwell, E.
Graham, rt. hn. Sir J. Mackenzie, W. F.
List of the NOES.
Bouverie, hon. E. P. TELLERS.
Fielden, J. Dick, Q.
Wawn, J. T. Berkeley, hon. C.

Other clauses agreed to. Bill to be reported. House resumed after five o'clock.