§ (Mr. Dodson, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Childers.)
§ Order for Committee read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."
§ Bill consideredin Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1.
§ MR. HUBBARD
complained that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had not dealt frankly with him in respect of the Bill. When the subject of the Bill was first brought forward his right hon. Friend appealed to him not to delay the passing of the Resolutions in Committee of Ways and Means, as his doing so would delay the collection of Customs duties. He gave way; but on several subsequent occasions the order was placed in such a position on the paper that he had no opportunity of introducing the Motion of which he had given notice. The 24th instant was the first time he had an opportunity of saying anything on the subject, and then his right hon. Friend taxed him with making the Motion on the second reading of a Bill with which it had no connection, and accused him of obstructing the public business. He would not go on with the Motion now, but would make it another time.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, he could not concur with his hon. Friend in the view which he took of the circumstances of the Bill. He took quite a different view of the matter. He did not want to interfere with his hon. Friend, who, of course, would exercise his own discretion.
§ MR. H. B. SHERIDAN
hoped the hon-Member for Buckingham would not go into the question, but would leave it to be discussed on his Motion when the Terminable Annuities Bill was again under discussion.
§ Clause agreed to, as were the other Clauses and the Preamble.
§ House resumed.
§ Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.