HC Deb 01 June 1863 vol 171 cc234-5

Lords' Amendments considered.


said, the first Amendment of importance was the omission of the clause which provided that by a Resolution of the House of Commons alone a writ might be suspended for five years. Under the alteration it would require a Resolution of both Houses. He attached some importance to the clause; but as he did not wish to imperil the Bill, he had no objection to agree to the Amendment.

Agreed to.

Several Amendments agreed to.

Amendment, to leave out Clause 11, read.


said, he hoped the House would support him in resisting the next Amendment, which was the omission of a clause introduced in Committee at his, instance, providing that the expenses of a Commission should fall upon the peccant borough. The clause had been unanimously accepted by hon. Members, and it related to a subject which was peculiarly in their jurisdiction. He moved that the House disagree with the Lords' Amendment.


supported the Amendment.


said, he was not disposed to differ with the Lords in regard to the clause, which was not in the Bill as originally framed, and would introduce a rather novel course of proceeding.

Motion made, and Question put, "That this House doth disagree with The Lords in the said Amendment."

The House divided:—Ayes 40; Noes 61: Majority 21.

Amendment agreed to.