HL Deb 30 June 1836 vol 34 cc1060-1
The Earl of Uxbridge

called their Lordships' attention to an occurrence concerning which some mistake had arisen, and which he was of opinion should be brought before the notice of the House. A Member of their Lordships' House, the Marquess of Anglesey, had been entered amongst the proxies in the late division on the Irish Corporation Bill. Now, some noble Lords had imagined, that the noble Marquess had been in the House in the course of the evening, a circumstance which would of course rescind the entrance of his proxy. For his own part he (the Earl of Uxbridge,) understood that the Marquess of Anglesey had not been there at all since the time when he entered his proxy.

Lord Kenyon

said, that the name of Lord Anglesey had not been called, and one of the clerks had, upon the evening in question, said that his proxy was rescinded. He (Lord Kenyon), therefore, had been of opinion that the vote of the noble Lord should be added to the minority.

The Earl of Haddington

had been told by some noble Lord, that the Marquess of Anglesey had been in the House during i the debate.

Lord Holland

thought, that the Marquess of Anglesey had not been in the House. Speaking constitutionally, the Woolsack was no part of the House, and consequently it had always been the practice of the Chancellors to step forward from the Woolsack more into the body of the House when they wished to address their Lordships upon any subject. If the noble Marquess, therefore, bad passed the Lord Chancellor he certainly had been in the House. These were points of some intricacy, and he wished that a Select Committee were appointed to report to their Lordships upon the subject.

Subject dropped.