HC Deb 04 June 1858 vol 150 cc1533-4

said, he perceived that notice had been given for the recommittal of the Vote rejected last night, with the view, he (Mr. Cowan) supposed, of negativing the decision which was come to by the Committee. Papers had been laid upon the table which threw light upon the subject, but the recommendations which were made had been entirely ignored as to the appointment which should have been made. The object he had in view in rising was to express a wish—


said, he rose to order. The matter to which the hon. Gentleman was referring was not before the House in any shape or form whatever, for the Report of the Committee had not yet been received.


said, he merely wished to inquire whether the Government would consent to delay the further consideration of the Vote until the papers now in the hands of the printer were laid upon the table?


said, he had not as yet read the papers, but that he thought the proper course for the House to take would be to postpone the Vote, which would be reported that night, until the papers were laid upon the table, and then the Committee could reconsider the matter with the Papers in their hands.