§ Order for Committee read.
§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ MR. SERJEANT GASELEE
said, he desired to take that opportunity of expressing his opinion that it would be more useful to Sir Robert Napier and his family to give him a lump sum of £50,000 instead of the proposed annuity. Besides, the giving of a lump sum would be to throw all the burthen on ourselves, whereas this pension would throw a burthen on posterity. He very much regretted that Her Majesty had not been requested—if it would not be interfering with Her Majesty's Prerogative—to make Sir Robert Napier a Peer for life, instead of conferring upon him a hereditary dignity. He felt certain that the decision of the Lords on the question of life peerages would have to be re-considered. The introduction of such peerages would be one of the greatest improvements that could be made in the House of Lords.
§ House resumed; Bill reported, without Amendment; to be read the third time To-morrow.
§ House adjourned at fire minutes before Six o'clock.