§ Resolutions (10th June) brought up, and agreed to.
§ Resolutions (11th June), first three Resolutions, agreed to.
§ (4.)"That a sum, not exceeding 100,000?. be granted to Her Majesty, to defray the charge of Civil Contingencies to the 31st day of March, 1853."
§ COLONEL SIBTHORP
said, he objected to the Vote. He would not avoid commenting upon the wickedness and, folly of that Exhibition, which was instituted in 697 order to gratify the vanity of one person, and after extorting money from the poor operatives and workmen, the Government had the intolerable meanness to come now for a public grant of money to defray the salaries of various persons who were foisted into snug berths at the expense of the people. He should move the omission of 1,505l. from the Vote.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the words "one hundred thousand pounds," in order to insert the words "ninety-eight thousand four hundred and ninety-five pounds," instead thereof.
§ Question put, "That the words 'one hundred thousand pounds' stand part of the Resolution."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 116; Noes 23: Majority 93.
§ Resolution agreed to.