HL Deb 14 April 1836 vol 32 cc1014-5

The Lord Chancellor moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee on the above Bill.

Lord Lyndhurst

said, that from the character of the objections which were urged against this measure, it would be much better considered in a Committee above stairs than it could possibly be in a Committee of the whole House. He should, therefore, move "that the Bill be referred to a Committee above stairs." As the Municipal Corporation Bill had become part of the law of the land, that measure ought to be rendered as complete as possible, but in taking steps for that purpose they ought studiously to avoid anything like oppression in dealing with the rights of individuals.

Viscount Melbourne

would not object to the proposition of the noble and learned Lord.

Motion agreed to, and a Select Committee appointed.