HC Deb 11 May 1858 vol 150 cc426-7

said, he wished to give notice that when the Right hon. Gentleman the Member for the City of Oxford brought forward the Resolution of which he had given notice, he should move, by way of Amendment— That this House, in its present state of information, abstains from expressing an opinion on the Policy of any Proclamation which may have been pursued by the Governor General of India in relation to Oude, or on the course pursued by the Government with reference to such Proclamation


said, he thought it probable that it might be the wish of Her Majesty's Government that the Motion of which he had given notice for Thursday next should come on the first thing on that day, and he should, therefore, beg to make an appeal to the hon. and learned Member for Newcastle (Mr. Headlam), and also to the hon. Member for Lymington (Mr. Mackinnon), whom he did not see in his place, but to whom he had written—although the Motion of which he had given notice would not occupy much time—and lastly, to his hon. Friend the Member for Tavistock (Sir J. Trelawny) and ask their leave that his Motion might be allowed to take precedence on Thursday next.


said, he felt considerable reluctance to give way; but, as he well knew that it was impossible to get any measure discussed against the general feeling of the House, he would not stand in the way though his consent must be contingent upon the circumstance that the other Orders of the Day be given up in the same manner.


said, he did not wish to delay the discussion of the Motion of the right hon. Member for the City of Oxford, but, as he was beholden to the Government for giving him Thursday for the resumption of the debate in Committee upon Church Rates, he could not give way unless some other day was given to him.


In the event of hon. Members not allowing my Resolution to take precedence on Thursday, will the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer allow the discussion to be taken on Friday?


Friday is quite at the right hon. Gentleman's service.


Then I give notice that on Friday next I will move the Resolution which stands upon the Paper in my name.