Queen's Answer to Address (9th April),—Resolution reported:
That the annual sum of four thousand pounds net be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the said annuity to commence and take effect upon the day upon which the Right Honourable Arthur Wellesley Peel, late Speaker of the House of Commons, ceased to hold the office of Speaker of the House of Commons, to be settled in the most beneficial manner upon, and to continue during the life of, him the said Right Honourable Arthur Welleslev Peel.
§ Resolution agreed to.
§ Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. Mellor, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sir John Hibbert.1603
§ Bill for settling and securing an Annuity upon the right honourable Arthur Wellesley Peel in consideration of his eminent services; presented accordingly [amid cheers] and read the first time; to be read a second time to-morrow, and to be printed.—[Bill 211.]