HC Deb 24 May 1860 vol 158 c1653

I rise, Sir, to ask the permission of the House to propose the Motion of which I have given notice, as to the appointment of a Committee to search the Lords' Journals. I understand that the usual course is to move for such a Committee even without notice. If the House has no objection, I will move now that a Committee be appointed to search the Lords' Journals with the view of ascertaining what was done by the Lords with reference to the Bill sent up to them for the repeal of the Excise Duties on Paper made in the United Kingdom.

Motion agreed to.

Committee appointed, To inspect the Journals of the House of Lords with relation to any proceedings upon the Bill to repeal the Duty of Excise on Paper made in the United Kingdom, and to make a Report thereof to the House."—Viscount PALMERSTON, Mr. CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, Lord JOHN RUSSELL, Sir GEORGE GREY, the Marquess of HARTINGTON, Mr. BYNG, Mr. CRAWFORD, Mr. CLIVE, Mr. LAING, and Mr. BRAND.—To withdraw immediately.—Three to be the quorum.