§ On Motion of Mr. HUTT, the Members following were named of the Select Committee on Thames Conservancy:—
§ MR. HUTT, The LORD MAYOR of LONDON, Sir JOHN HANMER, Mr. WESTERN WOOD, Mr. JOSEPH EWART, Mr. Alderman SALOMONS, Mr. LONGFIELD, Mr. LOCKE, Mr. CAVE, Mr. SOMES, Mr. RICHARD HODGSON, Mr. LINDSAY, Mr. BLACKBURN, and Mr. SHAFTO.
§ SIR JOHN SHELLEY
objected to the constitution of the Committee, on the ground that the City of London had four representatives on it, and especially opposed the appointment of Mr. Cubitt, the late Lord Mayor, who was Chairman of the Conservancy Board, and who ought rather to be examined as a witness than to sit as a judge.
§ MR. CRAWFORD
suggested that it would be better for all concerned, and for Mr. Cubitt himself, in consequence of the personal interest he had in the matter, that that hon. Gentleman should not be put on the Committee.
§ MR. HUTT
defended the proposition, made by him, and considered it was right and fair towards the City of London that he should put on the Committee the Lord Mayor and Mr. Cubitt. He had perfect confidence in the honour and integrity of Mr. Cubitt, and considered that all the Gentlemen named by him were fit persons to put on the Committee. If it were the 275 wish of the House that another name should be substituted for that of Mr. Cubitt, he would not object.
§ On Motion, "That Mr. Cubitt be one other Member of the said Committee,"
§ On Question, agreed, to.
§ MR. Cubitt to be one other Member of the said Committee.
§ House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock.