§ SUPPLY considered in Committee.
reminded the noble Lord the Secretary to the Admiralty of his promise not to proceed with the Malta Dock Vote after ten, it being now half-past that hour.
§ MR. WYKEHAM MARTIN
, who had a notice on the paper concerning the spinning machinery at Chatham, expressed a hope that the Government would fix another night for that Vote, when it could come on early. He had been about twelve hours in the House that day, and he would possibly be as long to morrow, so that if the question came on late at night he would be almost physically incapable of making his Motion.
§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
hoped the Malta Dock Vote would be fixed for a night when Members could know with some certainty that it would come on.
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
said, his noble Friend was quite ready to proceed with it at once. It was the preliminary discussions which took up so much time.
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
said, it would be a breach of faith to go on with the Vote now, as many Members had left the House under the impression that it would not come on.
§ SIR GEORGE GREY
said, the Navy Estimates would be placed first on the paper for Monday, and he hoped no Motions would be interposed to prevent them from going into Committee at once.
§ House resumed. Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.