HL Deb 09 August 1838 vol 44 c1112
Viscount Melbourne

moved, that this bill be read a second time.

The Duke of Richmond

moved, as an amendment, that the bill be read a second time that day six months. He should wish to refer the measure to a select committee; but it was now far too late in the Session to give it the consideration it deserved. He objected to dividing the responsibility of managing the department among three persons, which he did not think was calculated to add to the efficiency of the administration.

The House then divided, when there appeared, for the second reading of the bill—Contents 25; Not Contents 32:—Majority 7.

Bill lost.

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