HL Deb 04 May 1849 vol 104 c1250

gave notice that, on Thursday next, he would move the consideration of the Standing Order No. 130, for the purpose of referring it to the Library Committee; he meant the standing order which related to the presence of strangers during the sitting of the House. His own opinion was, that it was very essential to the House that something more accurate should be given to the world as an account of what passed in that House. He had himself been put to great inconvenience by a misrepresentation—no doubt an unintentional misrepresentation—of some proper names, which was not the fault of the persons who attended there for the purpose of giving an account of their Lordships' proceedings, but was owing partly to the malconstruction of the House, and partly to the noise which was made in a part of the House which was not, strictly speaking, within the House—he meant below the bar. As a consequence of this, whatever might be the wish of the reporters to convey to the country an accurate representation of what occurred, they were unable to do so, and great pain had been given to certain private individuals, from their not being furnished with a clear and distinct statement of what had passed. The result had been that such a number of letters had been addressed to those Peers who took part in the debates, as required a great deal of time to be answered.