HC Deb 01 May 1861 vol 162 c1334

PUBLIC BILL.—2o Combination of Parishes Dissolution (Scotland).

The House being met, the Clerk, at the Table, informed the House of the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, and read the following Letter, which he had this day received:— Speaker's House, May 1, 1861. Sir,—I regret that I have again to request you to inform the House that I am disabled, by renewed indisposition, from attending their service this morning. I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant, JOHN EVELYN DENISON. Speaker. Sir Denis Le Marchant, Bart.

Whereupon Mr. Massey, the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means, proceeded to the Table, as Deputy Speaker; and after prayers, counted the House, and Forty Members being present, took the Chair, pursuant to the Standing Order of the 20th day of July, 1855.