HC Deb 13 May 1853 vol 127 cc377-8

said, he would now move that Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant to make out a new writ for the electing of two burgesses to serve in the present Parliament for the borough of Maldon.

Motion made, and Question proposed— That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a New Writ for the electing of two Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Maldon, in the room of Charles Du Cane, esquire, and Taverner John Miller, esquire, whose Elections have been determined to be void.


said, he would submit to the hon. and learned Member that it was not desirable that a new writ should issue for Maldon at a time when an Address from that House to the Throne for a commission of inquiry into the practices at elections for that borough, had been sent up to the other House for the consideration of their Lordships. He understood that a Motion would be made, after the Whitsuntide recess, by the noble Lord at the head of the Government, that their Lordships should concur in that Address.


said, bethought that, under the circumstances, it was impossible for the House to agree to the Motion for 'the issuing of a writ, there being an Address to Her Majesty at this moment before the other House of Parliament on the subject of the election at this borough.


said, he would withdraw the Motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

The House adjourned at a quarter before One o'clock till Thursday next.