Procedure: act for council of trade amended and approved

Then the parliament proceeded to consider the act for appointing a council of trade and, after several amendments, it was put to the vote, approve the act or not, and carried approve.

Moved that it be determined if the election of these members who are to make up the commission for trade shall be in plain parliament or by the estates separately, and agreed that it be by the estates separately. Also, agreed that the said commission consist of seven of each estate, being in total twenty-one, and agreed that seven of them be a quorum.

Moved that the members of parliament who are tacksmen and collectors of her majesty's customs and excise be secluded from being chosen as members of the said commission and, after debate, it was put to the vote seclude or not, and carried seclude.

Procedure: adjournment

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

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.17v.