HL Deb 23 May 1856 vol 142 c587

said, that after the full discussion which the subject of transportation had recently received in that House, and as the feeling of their Lordships and of the Government was in favour of the appointment of a Committee to inquire into the operation of the present law, it was unnecessary for him to occupy the time of the House in urging the expediency of such a measure. He would, therefore, simply move the Resolution of which he had given notice— That a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the Provisions and Operation of the Act 16 & 17 Vict. c. 99, entitled 'An Act to substitute in certain cases other Punishment in lieu of Transportation.'

Motion agreed to.

Committee named.

House adjourned to Monday next.