HL Deb 15 August 1838 vol 44 cc1294-5

A conference took place with the House of Commons on the Registration of Electors Bill, and it was reported to the House, that the Commons had agreed to some of the Lords' Amendments and disagreed to others.

Viscount Melbourne

said, that the Commons, not being willing to agree to the Lords' Amendments with regard to the boundary clause, had struck it out altogether. He moved, that the Lords do not insist on their Amendments.

Lord Lyndhurst

objected to the Amendments made by the Commons as to the registration and trustee clauses, and insisted upon the necessity of their Lordships persevering in the Amendments which they had made on these two points.

The House divided:—Contents, including proxies 58; not-contents 88: Majority 30.

List of the CONTENTS.
DUKES. Lismore
Argyll BARONS.
Norfolk Seaford
Sutherland. Holland
MARQUESS. Saye and Sele
Lansdowne. Glenelg
EARLS. Strafford
Albemarle De Mauley
Gosford Gardner
Effingham. Foley
Ilchester Sudeley
Thanet Seaford
Fingall Langdale
Minto. Barham
VISCOUNTS. Dinorben.
Melbourne BISHOP.
Falkland Hereford.
Paired off.
Vernor Stuart de Rothsay
Lilford Salisbury
Methuen Cowley
Leinster Wicklow
Montfort Reay
Conyngham. Tweeddale

Proxies in favour of Commons clauses 30.

The Amendments were insisted upon.

A conference was had with the Commons, and the bill left with them, with their Lordships' reasons, for adhering to their Amendments.

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