HC Deb 16 February 1864 vol 173 cc681-2

Viscount Enfield nominated a Member of the Committee.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Walter be one other Member of the said Committee."


complained that the Irish counties were not represented in the proposed Committee. He suggested the postponement of the matter, with a view of Irish county Members being placed on the Committee.


said, the Committee was to inquire into the registration of county voters in England and Wales, and it was on that account it was composed of English and Welsh Members, with one Scotch and one Irish Member to give the benefit of their assistance with respect to the system of registration in Scotland and Ireland.


said, he would move the adjournment of the debate, in order to take the sense of the House, whether Irish county Members should be excluded from the Committee.

Motion made, and Question put, "That the Debate be now adjourned."—(Colonel French.)

The House divided: —Ayes 6; Noes 48: Majority 42.

Mr. WALTER, Mr. DODSON, Mr. HUNT, Mr. ALGERNON EGSRTON, Mr. HENRY AUSTIN BRUCE, Viscount INGESTRE, Mr. SCLATER-BOOTH, Mr. LOCKE.-KING, Sir EDWARD COLEBROOKE, Mr. LONGFIRLD, Mr. COLLINS, Mr. LOCKE, Mr. EVANS, and Mr. CHARLES WYNN nominated other Members of the Committee. Power to send for persons, papers, and records. Five to be the quorum.—(Mr. Dodson.)


moved, That it be an Instruction to such Committee, "that they have power to inquire into the sufficiency of the powers vested in Revising Barristers for enforcing order in their Courts, and to report upon the same."

Motion agreed to.