HC Deb 11 March 1859 vol 153 c24

in the absence of his hon. Friend the Member for Tavistock, (Sir J. Trelawny), asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government would consent to give his hon. Friend a morning sitting for the discussion of his Church Rates Bill, in order that Members might not have to wait night after night expecting it to come off.


said, that the hon. Baronet the Member for Tavistock, though obliged to deal with an acrimonions subject, had always treated the House and the Government in so kind and courteous a manner, that he thought it his duty to accede to the suggestion which had just been made. He was sure, too, it would be the general wish of the House that a morning sitting should be appointed for the discussion of the Church Rate Bill, especially as the present position of public business, and the necessity of getting on with it, would deprive him of the power of appointing an evening for the discussion of the Bill. If Tuesday morning next would meet the wish of the hon. Baronet and his Friends he would arrange accordingly.