Resolution: order of business

A resolve offered that the parliament will proceed first to the finishing of all such acts as shall be found necessary for the right regulation of the trade of this kingdom, and next to the finishing the necessary limitations and rectifying our constitution and that prior to any act for a treaty with England. And, after debate upon the resolve, a proposal was made that it should be inserted in the minutes, that the parliament does agree that in the first four ensuing sederunts they will proceed to consider acts in relation to trade. As likewise, agree that the next four sederunts thereafter the parliament will proceed to consider rectifications of our constitution and limitations upon the successor and that no extraneous business shall intervene. And after debate, it was put to the vote, whether to approve the resolve or mark the proposal in the minutes, and carried mark the proposal in the minutes.

Procedure: adjournment

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

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.14v.