HL Deb 17 March 1870 vol 200 cc65-6

House in Committee (according to Order).


suggested that the powers proposed to be given to the Governor General in Council and the Councils of Madras and Bombay should be confined to the non-Regulation Provinces.


said, the Bill, in giving rather more despotic powers to the Governor General, made no distinction between the Regulation and non-Regulation Provinces. There might in the former be emergencies, such as actual or threatened insurrection, which would call for speedy and despotic powers, and it was, therefore, desirable to give some latitude.

Bill reported without Amendment; and to be read 3a To-morrow.

House adjourned at half-past Five o'clock, till To-morrow, half-past Ten o'clock.