HC Deb 18 March 1867 vol 186 c5

said, he would postpone till a later day the Question of which he had given notice respecting the appointment of Mr. Churchward as a Magistrate at Dover.


said, he would beg to ask the hon. Member for Leicester (Mr. Taylor), whether he would be willing to postpone the Motion standing in his name for this day until next Friday, as neither the right hon. Baronet the Secretary for India nor the right hon. Gentleman the First Lord of the Admiralty, who were intimately acquainted with all the facts connected with the renewal of the Dover contract, would be in their places until that day? He thought, in common justice to Mr. Churchward, the hon. Member should comply with that request.


said, he could not comprehend the grounds on which the hon. and gallant Gentleman asked him to postpone a Motion affecting the conduct of the Government. Was he to understand that the hon. and gallant Gentleman spoke on that matter in behalf of the Government? ["Order!"]