§ MR. GISBORNE
then said, he had a petition to present to the House of rather a particular character, and it complained of what, if true, involved a gross violation of the privileges of that House. The allegations contained in the petition were to the following effect, viz. — that on last Monday night a petition had been presented to the House, purporting to be the petition of one Edmond Carter, saying, that in the case of the Manchester and Southampton Railway Bill the Standing Orders had not been complied with, and that this petition was an interpolated one, and now lay in that state on the Table of the House amongst its Printed Papers. He had, therefore, to move that the petition he then presented, should be printed and referred to a Select Committee to investigate the allegations therein made.
§ Motion agreed to.