Procedure: debate over triennial act

Then the parliament did proceed to consider the act for a triennial parliament and, after some reasoning whether this act shall take effect during the queen's reign or upon the successor only, being put to the vote, carried that it should take effect during the queen's reign.

Moved that this parliament continue only for one year after this date. Also, moved that it may continue for three years and, upon debate, it was put to the vote, one or three years and it carried that this parliament may continue three years after this date.

Moved that, seeing by the act farmers, managers and collectors of her majesty's customs and excise, and surveyors are declared incapable to be members of parliament, that the general receiver be likewise added and, after debate, it was put to the vote, add the general receiver to the act or not, and carried in the negative. Then the whole act being read, it was put to the vote, approve the act or not and carried approve.

Procedure: adjournment

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

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.19-19v.