HL Deb 06 March 1860 vol 157 cc4-5

said, the House would recollect that on the previous evening he mentioned the course which the Government proposed to take respecting the Address relating to the Commercial Treaty with France. Their Lordships were, no doubt, aware that the Motion intended to come on in the other House was postponed from last night to Thursday. It would be, therefore, impossible to move the Address in that House on as early a day as had been intended. It might, however, come up from the other House in time, so that notice might be given for Monday. But as it was possible that the debate in the other House might be adjourned, and as it would be convenient to their Lordships to have a day definitively fixed for the discussion there, he begged to propose Thursday in next week, which would answer equally well whether the Address came up to that House on Friday or Monday.


said, he had no objection to Thursday week; but a noble Lord (Lord Teynham) had a notice on the books for that night for bringing forward some Motion about vote by ballot.


said, he I had not recollected the circumstance at the moment. He hoped the noble Lord would not be indisposed to postpone his Motion for a day or two, and he would communicate with him on the subject.