That it is expedient to authorise the payment, out of moneys to be provided by Parliament, of all expenses incurred by the Commissioners of Works, under any Act of the present Session, for the acquisition of Land at Southampton as a Site for Customs and other Offices connected therewith."—(Mr. Akers-Douglas.)
§ Resolution read a second time:—
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution.
§ Debate arising:
§ MR. JAMES CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid)
I did think that on this important matter we should have got a little more information; all the more so as I understood that We were to have only the adjournment under discussion to-day. I may say that, relying on the strength of that, I have made arrangements to go down to Scotland, and now I find a number of Bills in which I am interested are being taken, and I have been detained here because this matter must go on. So far as this particular money Resolution is concerned, we have had no explanation of it.
§ It being Ten minutes to Seven of the Clock, the Debate stood adjourned.
§ Debate to be resumed upon Monday, 18th April.
§ In pursuance of the Resolution of the House this day, the House stood adjourned.
§ House adjourned at, 6.55 till Monday, 18th April.