HL Deb 11 August 1842 vol 65 cc1297-8
Lord Ripon

moved the Order of the Day for the third reading of this bill.

Mr. Burge

appeared at the Bar, and addressed the House against the bill, as counsel for the House of Assembly.

Bill read a third time.

On the question that the Bill do pass,

Lord Campbell

said, he thought the able address they had just heard, required some consideration; he should content himself by moving the omission of one clause, the sixth.

The Earl of Ripon

said, there was only one point in the noble Lord's objections to which he wished to refer, that was the opinion he had quoted from Sir John Harvey. It was true that he did not recommend this particular mode of dealing with the difficulties of the question, but at that time he had not so full a knowledge of what those difficulties were as he subsequently acquired. His second dispatch, in which the particular form of Government enacted by the sixth clause was established, contained his more matured opinions on a better knowledge of the practical difficulties of the case. The object of the clause was only to enable the Legislature to pass such measures as should be for the benefit of the community.

Bill passed.

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