HC Deb 08 April 1872 vol 210 cc941-2

Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [25th March], "That the Select Committee on the Game Laws do consist of Nineteen Members."—(Mr. Secretary Bruce.)

Question again proposed.

Debate resumed.


said, that the hon. Member for Glasgow (Mr. Anderson) had given Notice of an Amendment, that the Committee should consist of 21 Members instead of 19, as proposed by the Government. While he was of opinion that the 21 Members would make rather a large Committee, yet the Government would not offer any objection, provided it was the wish of the House that such should be the number.


thought, that as evidence would be called from Scotland, there ought to be more Scotch representatives on the Committee.


said, that as the Government had yielded the point as to the number who were to constitute the Committee, it would not be necessary for him to inflict a speech upon the House in favour of the Amendment of which he had given Notice. He could not help remarking, however, that the original constitution of the Committee was very bad.

Amendment proposed, to leave out "Nineteen," and insert "Twenty-one,"—(Mr. Anderson,)—instead thereof.

Question, "That 'Nineteen' stand part of the Question," put, and negatived.

Question, "That 'Twenty-one' be inserted, instead thereof," put, and agreed to.

Main Question, as amended, put, and agreed to.

Committee nominated:—Sir GEORGE GREY Mr. HUNT, Mr. WHITBREAD, Sir MICHAEL HICKI BEACH, Mr. M'COMBIE, Mr. ROWLAND WINN, Sir JOHN TRELAWNY, Mr. CLARE READ, Mr. COWPER, Mr. STHRT, Mr. DENT, Mr. CAMERON, Mr. M'LAGAN, Lord ELCHO, Mr. HARDCASTLE, Viscount MAHON, Mr. SHERLOCK, Sir HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON, Mr. WINTEREOTHAM, Mr. MUNTZ, and Mr. PELL:—Power to send for persons, papers, and records; Five to be the quorum.