HL Deb 23 July 1850 vol 113 c146

said, with reference to a question which had been put to him a few evenings ago by the noble Lord (Lord Stanley), as to the intentions of the Government with respect to the Act on this subject, which was about to expire, the Government felt that in the state in which the country fortunately was at present, there was no ground for prolonging the existence of that Act. It was intended only for a temporary Act; and, though he was far from saying that circumstances might not hereafter recur to render it expedient to renew the Act, still, under the present circumstances of the country, there was nothing to require its renewal; and he trusted that state of things would continue.

House adjourned till To-morrow.