HC Deb 28 February 1853 vol 124 cc740-1

said, in pursuance of notice he had given, he would now move for a Select Committee to inquire into the circumstances under which the petitions against the return of the sitting Members for the city of Norwich have been withdrawn; and that the petitions presented to this House upon the 24th day of February be referred to the said Committee.


said, he did not mean to oppose the Motion, but he wished to state, as one of the Members who had been petitioned against, that he had no acquaintance whatever with Mr. Brown, the Parliamentary agent, and was ignorant of the motives which had induced him to withdraw the petition; but he begged to state that no offer of a compromise was ever made to him, and that, had such an offer been made, it would have been most distinctly rejected.

Motion agreed to.