HL Deb 04 June 1869 vol 196 c1236

Order of the Day for the Third Beading, read.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read 3a."—(The Duke of Argyll.)


stated, that having- been unable conveniently to propose on a previous occasion his Amendment, enabling members of the Council of India to sit in Parliament, he should not now raise the question. It ought, however, to be seriously considered whether a clause in the Act of 1858 should be retained, which was objected to at the time, which deprived the Council of the services of the noble Lord (Lord Lawrence), the late Governor General, excluded other men who, on returning from India, might render great service, and debarred members of the Council from enjoying the privilege of representing constituencies in the House of Commons, where they would best become aware of the feelings and interests of their countrymen.

Motion agreed to; Bill read 3a; Amendments made; Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.

House adjourned at Six o'clock, to Monday next, Eleven o'clock.