§ Order for Third Reading read.
could not suffer this Bill to pass without thanking the noble Lord the First Commissioner of Woods and Forests (Lord Seymour) for the readiness with which he had embodied some suggestions of his (Viscount Duncan's) in the present Bill, which he regarded as one of the most important Bills passed this Session. Hereafter he believed it would be found that the revenues of the Crown estates would be sufficient to maintain the Crown without drawing upon the 365,000l. which Parliament had voted for the Civil List—a sum which he was far from thinking too large to maintain the Crown in duo dignity and splendour. During the last year the sum of 200,000l. was paid into the Exchequer from the land revenues of the Crown, which went to the diminution of the Civil List. He believed his noble Friend deserved great credit for the able and honest way in which the Bill was drawn up.
§ LORD JOHN RUSSELL
said, the noble Lord who had just spoken had been at the head of the Committee appointed to consider this subject, and had devoted great labour to it. His opinion was therefore the more valuable.
§ Bill read 3°, and passed.