§ On the second reading of the Pancras Poor bill,
§ The Earl of Suffolk observed, that, as it was confidently asserted, the former bill would eventually afford satisfaction to those affected by it; there was, in his mind, no necessity for the present measure. The former bill cost some of their lordships a great deal of trouble, and much attention was paid to the discussion of the merits of the bill, in the committee, particularly by a noble earl, now absent on a command in Scotland (Moira), and a right rev. prelate, not now in his place (bishop of St. Asaph), as well as by himself. He thought, therefore, it would be better to wait till the effect of the former bill were ascertained.—The bill was forth- 117 with read a second time, and ordered to the consideration of a committee of their lordships, on Thursday next. On which stage, it was ordered, that the petitioners have leave to be heard by their counsel, respecting the bill. After some proceedings had intervened,
§ The Earl of Suffolk again addressed their lordships on the subject; understanding a great diversity of opinions ootained, as to the merits of the bill, and strong objections were entertained to its principle, he should, with a view to afford time for its consideration, and a regular opportunity, at some distance, for the opposers of the measure to be heard by their counsel, move to-morrow, that the present order, with respect to the committee, be discharged, and that the bill, his lordship said, should be read on Wednesday se'nnight.