HC Deb 11 March 1845 vol 78 c644
Mr. Labouchere

wished to inform the right hon. Baronet the First Lord of the Treasury of a circumstance which had occurred at the morning sitting. He alluded to the Sugar Duties Bill having been read a first time, and though he did not believe there would be the smallest disposition evinced in the House to obstruct the progress of that Bill—and certainly none whatever to retard it in its last stage—still he thought it ought to be an understood rule in the House that no Money Bill should be passed through any stage at the early sittings without special notice of its introduction being given in the first instance. The right hon. Baronet would perhaps have the goodness to state to the House his views of this matter, as it would be most desirable to have it understood whether the usual course was in future to be departed from or not. He could see no difficulty in having the Sugar Duties Bill then read a first time, instead of at the twelve o'clock sitting.

Sir R. Peel

felt bound to admit that he entirely concurred with the right hon. Gentleman in the general principle which he had laid down. He thought the best policy they could adopt would be, not to have any public Bill introduced at the morning sittings without a distinct prior understanding on the matter. With respect to the Sugar Duties Bill, he anticipated that there would be no division upon the first reading, or otherwise he would not have allowed it to be brought forward at the early sittings, but in future he would take care that no public Bill should be brought forward before the evening sitting.

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