THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, he rose to ask leave to introduce a Bill to declare and define the respective rights of Her Majesty, and of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, to the mines and minerals in or under land lying below high-water mark, within and adjacent to the county of Cornwall, and for other purposes. The object of it was simply to give effect to the judgment pronounced by Sir John Patteson on the subject.
That leave be given to bring in a Bill to declare and define the respective rights of Her Majesty, and of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, to the Mines and Minerals in or under land lying below high-water mark, within and adjacent to the county of Cornwall, and for other purposes.
§ [Queen's Consent, and on behalf of the Prince of Wales, as Duke of Cornwall, signified.]
§ MR. A. SMITH
opposed the Motion, and proposed an Amendment that leave should be given that day three months.
THE SOLICITOR GENERAL
said, the question was simply one between the Crown and the Duchy of Cornwall, upon which Sir John Patteson pronounced his award, and this measure was only to give effect to that award.
§ MR. SPEAKER
stated, that the form 1243 in which the Amendment was made was not correct; the Motion must be met by a direct negative.
§ MR. SPEAKER
said, that Motion was too late. The only question he could put was, that leave be given to bring in the Bill.
§ Question put.
§ The House divided:—Ayes 35; Noes 6: Majority 29.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, Mr. SOLICITOR GENERAL, find Mr. WHITMORE.
§ Motion made and Question put, "That the said Bill be now read the first time."
§ Notice taken, that Forty Members were not "present; House counted; and Forty Members not being present,
§ House adjourned at half after One o'clock, till Monday next.