HC Deb 20 February 1854 vol 130 c1042

said, that at that hour of the night he could not of course ask the Committee to listen to a statement on the subject of the naval estimate—that he would reserve for the very first opportune moment. He thought, however, that, as for the present, at least, the discussion on the policy of the Government had been closed, it would be for the interest of the country if without further delay they proceeded at once to vote the proposed increase in the number of men and the increased amount of the estimates.

The following votes were then agreed to.

House resumed; Chairman reported progress.

The House adjourned at a quarter after Two o'clock.