HC Deb 16 June 1852 vol 122 cc816-7

Order for Committee read; Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."


would suggest that the hon. Member for East Kent, who had the charge of this Bill, would see the propriety of not proceeding with the measure at present.


said, that he had taken great pains to make this Bill as perfect a measure as possible, and he hoped that, if he consented not to proceed further with it that day, the Government would grant to him a portion of the morning sitting on Monday next, to see what progress he could make in Committee.


considered that it would only be a waste of time to discuss this Bill either at present or on Monday. He could say, for himself, that he had insuperable objections to its provisions, and it was impossible that such a measure could be carried through at this period of the Session.


said, he wished to prevent any misconception on the part of the House in consequence of what had fallen from the hon. Member for East Kent (Mr. Deedes). It was quite impossible now for the Government to give a moment of time to any hon. Gentleman. It was absolutely necessary, with the consent of the House, to proceed with the transaction of only public business. He was sure that would be the feeling of the House, and it was only by strictly adhering to that rule that the Government could fulfil the general understanding with with regard to the dissolution.


said, in consequence of what had fallen from the right hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer he would withdraw the Bill.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn; Bill put off for a month.