§ ADJOURNED DEBATE.
§ Order read, for resuming Adjourned Debate on Question [26th June], "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."
§ MR. MONK
proposed that the Committee on the Bill be taken at the Sitting on that day (Saturday). He could give good reasons why his request should be acceded to. The Bill was read a second time without any opposition, and if hon. Members looked at the Notice Paper, they would see there was not a single Amendment to it. The measure was one which was very much needed, and he had in his possession letters from high dignitaries of the Church, asking him to persevere with it. Therefore, he hoped the House would permit him to take the Committee that day.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Debate be further adjourned till this day."—(Mr. Monk.)1715
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the words "this day," in order to add the words "upon Thursday next,"— (Mr. Dillwyn,)—instead thereof.
§ Question put, "That the words 'this day' stand part of the Question."
§ The House divided:—Ayes 32; Noes 48: Majority 16.—(Div. List, No. 268.)
§ MR. SPEAKER
Having already decided that this House, on Thursday next, will resolve itself into the said Committee, the House cannot consider the Motion of the hon. Member to discharge the Order until Thursday next.
§ MR. MONK
asked permission to rise to Order. He understood the Question put to the House was, that it resolve itself into Committee on the Bill that day. That had been decided in the negative, and now the Speaker would have to put from the Chair the Motion of the hon. Member for Swansea (Mr. Dillwyn), that the House would resolve itself into Committee on Thursday. That being the substantive Motion, he merely put it to the Speaker, whether he was not in Order in moving, as an Amendment to that substantive Motion, that the Order be discharged.
§ MR. SPEAKER
The House has already decided that certain words should stand part of the Question, and the hon. Member now proposes to move that the Order be discharged. It would be inconsistent with what the House has already decided to put the Amendment of the hon. Member for Gloucester; and, therefore, the Question I have to put is that this House, on Thursday next, will resolve itself into Committee on the Bill.
§ Words added.
§ Main Question, as amended, put.
§ Ordered, That the Debate be further adjourned till Thursday next.