§ SIR JOHN SHELLEY
said, he would now move that the Minutes of the evidence taken before the Select Committee on the Blackburn Election Petition be laid before this House. He made this Motion at that late hour upon the understanding that the debate would be adjourned until Monday, when this Motion and the others of a similar character that stood in his name could he made an Order of the Day.
§ MR. DEEDES
said, the question involved in the Motion was a very important one. It could not be disposed of at that late hour, and he should therefore move the adjournment of the debate until Monday.
§ MR. SOTHERON
said, on the adjournment he should persist in moving the following Amendment:—That in all cases when the seat of any Member has been declared void by an Election Committee on the grounds of bribery or treating, no Motion for the issuing of a New Writ shall be made without previous notice being given in the Votes.
§ LORD JOHN RUSSELL
said, perhaps the decision in one ease would be taken as a decision in the whole, but it was too late to go fully into the matter then. If, therefore, the debate was adjourned until Monday, he would use his influence to have it placed amongst the first Orders of the Day.
§ Debate adjourned till Monday next.