HL Deb 16 May 1806 vol 7 cc226-7
Lord Grenville

moved, that the Additional Force Act Repeal bill should be read a second time on Monday, and the lords be summoned.

Lord Hawkestury

expressed a wish that a longer interval might be allowed. It was understood that there were other subjects connected with the repeal of this bill, upon which he wished for information, and respecting which, lie thought a further time ought to be allowed for their consideration. His principal reason, however, for rising, was to ask a question of the noble lord. He had heard that it had been proposed in another place, to alter the constitution of the army, by enlisting for a limited time. He wished to know whether there was any intention to that effect on the part of his majesty's ministers?

Lord Grenville

denied that there was any connection between the present bill and other measures that it was supposed by the noble lord were intended to be brought forward. Whether any other measures were to be proposed or not, he should still consider the repeal of the bill as a measure of sound and wise policy. With respect to the question of the noble lord, it applied to what was irregularly known with respect to something that had been stated in the house of commons He could only say upon this subject, that the house of commons would decide upon any such propositions, according to their own judgment; and that this house could not be supposed to know any thing that passed in the other house, until it came regularly before them.—The bill was ordered to be read a 2d. time on Monday, and the lords to be summoned.