HC Deb 24 April 1866 vol 182 c2007

appealed to the hon. Member for Dudley not to proceed with his Motion relative to the further reduction of the fire insurance duty. Considering the excitement which prevailed in the House, and in the public mind at the present time with reference to another subject, he thought the hon. Gentleman would best consult the interests of the cause which he had at heart by postponing his Motion, and leaving the subject for the present in the hands of Her Majesty's Government.


said, that if he had been present on the previous night when the discussion took place between the right hon. Gentleman the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the right hon. Gentleman the leader of the Opposition, he should certainly have announced his intention of withdrawing his Motion to-night. So many representations had been made to him in the course of the afternoon that it would be better to postpone this question, at all events for the Session, leaving the matter in the hands of the right hon. Gentleman, who had already made large concessions, that he thought his best course would probably be to withdraw the Motion of which he had given notice and wait patiently to see what the Chancellor of the Exchequer intended to do with reference to the subject.