HL Deb 05 July 1839 vol 48 cc1233-4
The Marquess of Normanby

on moving the third reading of the Jamaica Bill, said, that he could not help reiterating the expression of his regret that this House had deprived the bill of those enactments which he considered were essentially necessary in the present state of society in Jamaica; which would have given satisfaction to the negro, and which, at the same time, would have benefited the community in that colony. He begged to remark, that the same provisions had been in operation elsewhere, and had acted beneficially; and he trusted that as the bill, in the event of its passing in its present state, must have the unanimous approbation and assent of both Houses of Parliament, the House of Assembly, would resume their duties, so as to render its enactments unnecessary. He could assure the House, that every disposition existed on the part of the Government, by the instructions which they should give to the new Governor who was going out, to secure this most desirable result. The bill read a third time.

Back to
Forward to