§ MR. HENNESSY moved that the Select Committee on the Thames Embankment do consist of seventeen Members, and that Lord Fermoy and Mr. Joseph Locke be added to the Committee.
§ SIR JOSEPH PAXTON
had no objection whatever to the two Gentlemen named in the Motion; but on principle he objected to the number of the Committee being increased without any special grounds.
hoped the hon. Member would not persevere in his Motion, as the Committee had been already nominated of fifteen Members, the usual number for such a Committee.
§ Motion made, and Question put, "That the Select Committee on the Thames Embankment do consist of seventeen Members."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 10, Noes 38: Majority 28.
§ House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.