Procedure: order of business; act debated and amended

Moved that there be a resolve of parliament that after the act for security of the kingdom is adjusted and voted, and the controverted elections mentioned in the former resolve are considered, the parliament will take into consideration and determine a motion now lying upon the table concerning the power of making peace and war preferable to all other matters and motions, nothing to intervene, and, after debate, the vote was stated in these words, resolve or not, and thereafter stated in these words, make the resolve or proceed upon the act, and the question put, whether the first state or the second should be voted, it carried that the first state should be voted, then the question put resolve or not was carried in the affirmative.

The act for security further proceeded in and some clauses being added, it was considered if the heir of her majesty's body or the successor declared were in under-age how long in that case a regency should continue; and after reasoning upon the question, if it should terminate when the heir or successor attained the age of seventeen years complete or should continue until their age of twenty one years complete, the vote was stated seventeen or twenty one, and carried seventeen years complete.

  1. NAS. PA2/38, f.105v-106. Back
Procedure: adjournment

The lord chancellor, by order of her majesty's high commissioner, adjourned the parliament until Monday next at 10 o'clock.

  1. NAS. PA2/38, f.105v-106. Back