§ MR. NEWDEGATE,
seeing the right hon. Baronet the Chairman of the Committee on Commercial Distress, in his place, wished to know whether it were true that the Committee had refused or intended to refuse to examine as witnesses Mr. Alison, Sheriff of Renfrewshire, and Mr. Blacker, an Irish gentleman?
§ MR. SPEAKER
remarked, that the hon. Member's question referred to some part of the proceedings of the Committee not yet reported to the House.
§ MR. NEWDEGATE
wished to know whether the refusal of the evidence of those gentlemen was previous to that report being made?