HC Deb 21 July 1851 vol 118 cc1217-8

Order for Committee read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."


moved for the appointment of a Select Committee, to inquire by what means the Board of Health had issued the provisional order for applying this Bill to Great Yarmouth, contrary to the protest and remonstrance of the mayor and a large majority of the ratepayers of that borough, or what improvements by drainage are now carrying on under that contract, to the satisfaction of the inhabitants and ratepayers of that borough, as in public meeting expressed. He assured the House that 1,500 ratepayers out of 2,500, and all the authorities of the town, were opposed to the powers which the Commissioners sought by this Bill. He must oppose Mr. Speaker's leaving the chair.

Amendment proposed— To leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question, in order to add the words, 'this House do not resolve itself into the said Committee before the Provisional Orders of the General Board of Health be laid on the Table of this House,' instead thereof.


said, that it was necessary to do something with respect to the public health in Yarmouth. There had been a paving commission for the last forty years in the borough, that had done nothing. That body had elected itself, was irresponsible, and did not publish its accounts.

Question put, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."

The House divided:—Ayes 92; Noes 12: Majority 80.

Main Question put, and agreed to. Bill considered in Committee.

House resumed.

Bill reported as amended.