HC Deb 22 May 1860 vol 158 c1608

Sir, I rise for the purpose of moving the Adjournment of the House at its rising until Thursday next; and I wish at the same time to give notice that, it is my intention on Thursday to move that a Committee be appointed to inspect and examine the Journals of the House of Lords in relation to any proceedings of that House on the Bill for repealing the Excise duty on paper made in the United Kingdom. I think it is desirable that that Committee should be followed up by a Committes to search for precedents. It is important that the facts with regard to what has passed should be ascertained, but Her Majesty's Government disclaim any intention of taking any step that would place the two Houses in a state of hostility. I now move that the House at its rising do adjourn till Thursday next.