HL Deb 04 February 1831 vol 2 cc134-5
The Marquis of Lansdown

said, he had a great number of Petitions to present to their Lordships in favour of Parliamentary Reform. He had never attempted to drive their Lordships into a discussion on that subject while it remained an abstract question; but now that it had assumed a definite shape, and that notice had been given respecting it, he should feel most happy, without forestalling at present any debate on the subject, to state his feeling with reference to it when the proper time arrived, and to declare the grounds on which he meant to support such an alteration in the representative system, as would not injure the great institutions of this country. His Lordship then presented petitions—two from Greenock; from Stranraer; from Cupar; and from three other places in Scotland.

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