HL Deb 22 April 1828 vol 18 c1628

Their lordships went into a committee on this bill. Counsel were called in, and several witnesses examined. After which a desultory conversation took place as to the day on which the consideration of this question was to be resumed. It was stated, that in consequence of the business fixed for Thursday and Friday, it could not come on before next week. To this it was objected, that so long a delay would occasion an enormous additional expense, as well as great inconvenience. Earl Grey proposed Saturday, but the lord chancellor feared he could not be spared from his judicial duties in the court of Chancery on that day. However, after some further conversation, it was agreed that the examination of the witnesses should be proceeded in on Friday evening, after the Irish question, fixed for that day, should be disposed of, and continued until twelve o'clock, and resumed at ten o'clock on the following morning.