Commons Sitting of 25 January 1806
Series 1 Vol. 6
COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.
Lord Castlereagh thought, that the answer he had given was sufficient to meet the objection of the hon. gent. (Mr. Grey). What he had said was this, that the supplies, although fol warded in the early stage at which they would be presented on Monday, would not have made such progress as to be put in any tangible shape, by the house merely agreeing to the preliminary steps for raising them. In the progress of passing them, there would be time enough to see into whose hands they were to pass, and to oiler any reasons that might then occur against the granting of them; but, to oppose them in the first instance, in limine, would be a course altogether unusual, and which would, in the present instance, be highly prejudicial to the public service. The office of chancellor of the exchequer was, for the present, to be vested in the lord chief justice, who, with the office, took of course all the responsibility of it. The house might be assured, that it was the intention of his majesty, without delay, to take measures for forming a new administration