§ Order for Committee read.709
§ Motion made, and Question proposed,
§ MR. AUGUSTUS SMITH
observer, that this was the first time that a matter of this kind had been brought before the House in consequence of the adoption of a standing order requiring the Chairman of Committees, whenever it was proposed to apply public money in furtherance of the objects of a private Bill, to draw attention to the subject.
To leave out from the word "That" to the end of the Question, in order to add the words "the Report of the Chairman of the Committee of Ways and Means of the27th day of February last, in pursuance of the 69th Standing Order, be referred to a select Committee, to examine into the facts stated therein, and to report their opinion thereon, as well as on the merits of the proposed Grant.
opposed the Amendment on the ground that the Crown had exercised right of property in the land in question from the time of Henry VIII.
§ Question, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question," put, and agreed to.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.
§ House in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
That the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues be authorized to advance, by way of loan, to the Company to be incorporated under the provisions of the Hull South Bridge Bill, the sum of ten thousand pounds out of the capital of the Land Revenues of the Crown, upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.
§ House resumed.
§ Resolution to be reported this day.
§ House adjourned at a quarter Before One o'clock.