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Metropolis Police

Volume 49: debated on Wednesday 17 July 1839

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Mr. F. Maule moved the third reading of the Metropolis Police Bill.

objected to the motion. It had been understood that this bill should be delayed until the Metropolitan Police Courts Bill had gone through Committee; and as be had amendments to propose in case certain provisions were continued in the latter bill, he should divide the House on the question of the third reading of the present bill.

said, that though there certainly was a connexion between the two measures, still it was not so close as to make the bill inoperative in case the other to which the hon. and gallant Member alluded should not pass into a law. The present bill had already been too long delayed, and as it had been fully discussed for fifteen hours in Committee, he trusted the hon. and gallant Member would not persist in his opposition.

opposed the bill. Though the bill had been amended in Committee, still he entertained the opinion he had already expressed, that a more obnoxious and oppressive measure never had been introduced to Parliament.

said, he had opposed this bill as much as he possibly could; but as it had undergone several valuable amendments in Committee, he should not resist its third reading.

The House divided:—Ayes 42; Noes 2: Majority 40.

List of the AYES.

Adam, AdmiralMorpeth, Viscount
Aglionby, H. A.O'Brien, W. S.
Baines, E.O'Connell, D.
Baring, F. T.O'Connell, J.
Bernal, R.O'Connell, M. J.
Bridgeman, H.Palmerston, Viscount
Broadley, H.Pechell, Captain
Brotherton, J.Pigot, D. R.
Burroughes, H. N.Plumptre, J. P.
Clements, ViscountPower, J.
Evans, W.Pryme, G.
Ferguson, Sir R. A.Rice, rt. hn. T. S.
Finch, F.Roche, W.
Gisborne, T.Rolfe, Sir R. M.
Grey, rt. hon. Sir G.Rutherfurd, rt. hn. A.
Hawes, B.Smith, R. V.
Howard, Sir R.Stock, Dr.
Hume, J.Style, Sir C.
Irton, S.Talbot, C. R. M.
Langdale, hon. C.Wakley, T.


Wood, C.Maule, F.
Yates, J. A.Parker, J.

List of the NOES.


Knightley, Sir C.Wood, Col. T.
Parker, R. T.Sibthorp, Colonel

Bill read a third time, and passed.