SIR JOHN BULLER
then moved the issue of a new writ for the borough of Plymouth, in the room of Mr. Mare, whose election had been determined to be void. The Committee which sat upon the election petition had reported that they saw no reason to delay the issue of the writ.
§ LORD JOHN RUSSELL
thought it was rather premature to issue a new writ while a Committee was sitting, under the Act of 1842, to inquire into the state of bribery in the borough of Plymouth.
§ SIR FREDERIC THESIGER
said, that it was provided by that Act that the reassembling of an Election Committee should not delay the issue of the writ.
§ MR. AGLIONBY
said, that the Plymouth Election Committee had made no recommendation whatever with respect to the issuing of the writ, preferring to leave the matter entirely in the discretion of the House. But he had no hesitation in saying that the individual feeling of every Member of the Committee was in favour of the writ being issued.
§ Motion agreed to.