HC Deb 02 April 1849 vol 104 c155

in moving the Order of the Day, observed, that they only intended to ask for a few votes on account, for civil services and for civil contingencies; and he did not intend to propose that they should go that night into the Navy Estimates. He, therefore, put it to those hon. Gentlemen who had notices of Motion on the Paper previous to going into Committee of Supply, to postpone them for the present.


said, that he had so often postponed a Motion which he had on the Paper, respecting Van Diemen's Land, that he could not consent to do so on that occasion; it would not, however, take up much time in the discussion.


remarked, that all that he asked was that they should go into Committee of Supply to obtain a few votes on account. He hoped that the hon. Gentleman would allow them to do so for that purpose, as postponing it would interfere with the public business.


said, that as the feeling of the House appeared to he in favour of postponing the subject, he would not persist.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of Supply, Mr. Bernal in the chair.