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Committee

Volume 203: debated on Thursday 4 August 1870

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Order for Committee read.

said, he objected to proceeding with the Bill. The Bill involved principles which could not be properly discussed at the present time, more particularly as next year the propriety of placing the management of the property of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and of the Commissioners of Queen Anne's Bounty in the hands of one Board was to be considered by a Select Committee.

said, he hoped they would not listen to the charmer on the other side, and hang up the question, merely because the Bill might give superannuation to an old gentleman who was 87 years of age, and had rendered to the commonwealth a service of 48 years. The Bill had been fully discussed on a former occasion, and he, having charge of the Bill, was prepared to accept all the Amendments proposed by the Government. He therefore hoped the hon. Member for Warrington (Mr. Rylands) would allow them to go into Committee.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."

Question put.

The House divided:—Ayes 64; Noes 18: Majority 46.

Bill considered in Committee, and reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow, at Two of the clock.