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Ways And Means—Committee

Volume 229: debated on Monday 22 May 1876

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WAYS AND MEANS— considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That, towards making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending the 31st day of March 1877, the sum of £11,000,000 be granted out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom."

objected to pass a Vote of such magnitude at a quarter past 1 in the morning, and moved to report Progress.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—( Mr. O'Sullivan.)

explained that the Vote was merely a formal one, and did not ask the House to vote any money beyond what had been sanctioned in Committee of Supply.

Question put.

The Committee divided:—Ayes 15; Noes 87: Majority 72.

Original Question again proposed.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do now leave the Chair."—( Mr. Parnell.)

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Original Question put, and agreed to.

Resolved, That, towards making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending the 31st day of March 1877, the sum of £11,000,000 be granted out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom.

Resolution to be reported To-morrow;

Committee to sit again upon Wednesday.

Elver Fishing Bill

On Motion of Mr. Monk, Bill to amend the Law relating to Elver Fishing, ordered to be brought in by Mr. Monk and Mr. Price.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 162.]

Smithfield Prison (Dublin) Bill

On Motion of Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, Bill to authorise the sale of Smithfield Penitentiary Convict Prison, Dublin, ordered to be brought in by Mr. WILLIAM HENRY SMITH and Sir Michael Hicks-Beach.

Bill presented, and read the first time. [Bill 163.]

House adjourned at a quarter before Two o'clock.