§ THE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY
said, he had never yet been able to discover who had the management of the internal affairs of their Lordships' House; but he desired to appeal to that authority, I whoever it was, as to whether they might not have the magnificent article of furniture—the use and contents of which no one seemed to know anything about—on the Clerks' Table, in front of the Opposition Benches, removed, and in its place have a complete copy of the Statutes. At present, whenever they required a copy of any particular Statute, it was necessary that they should travel a quarter of a mile to obtain it. Without wishing to excite rivalry between the two Houses, he would ask that their Lordships should follow the example of the House of Commons in this matter, and have a complete copy of the Statutes on the Table.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Earl GRANVILLE)
said, he had always thought that the Opposition, in having such a magnificent work of Art before them to thump upon, enjoyed an unfair monopoly. The Government, however, would have no objection to order its removal, and place there a complete copy of the Statutes as desired.