HC Deb 22 May 1860 vol 158 cc1632-3

said, he rose to move the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the circumstances which had caused the alleged defective state of the gunboats and mortar-vessels of the Royal Navy. The hon. and gallant Member was proceeding to make a statement, when—

Notice taken, that Forty Members were not present; House counted; and Forty Members not being present,

House adjourned at half after Seven o'clock till Thursday.