House of Commons Journal Volume 7
10 November 1654

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 10 November 1654', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 384. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24391 Date accessed: 23 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Friday, the 10th of November, 1654.

Prayers.

Settling the Government.

THE House this Day resumed the Debate upon the Report made from the Committee of the whole House, upon the Government.

The Question being propounded, That the Supreme Legislative Authority of this Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging, is and shall reside in One Person, and the People assembled in Parliament;

And the Question being put, That these Words be added to that Question, "And that all Bills agreed unto by the Parliament, shall be presented to the Lord Protector for his Consent: And, in case he shall not give his Consent thereunto within Twenty Days after they shall be presented to him; or give Satisfaction to the Parliament within the Time limited; that then such Bills shall pass into and become Laws, although he shall not consent thereunto: Provided, that such Bills contain nothing in them contrary to such Matters wherein the Parliament shalt think fit to give a Negative to the Lord Protector;"

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Charles Wolsley, Tellers for the Noes: 85.
Lord Broghill, With the Noes,
Sir Richard Onslow, Tellers for the Yeas: 109.
Colonel John Birch, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Supreme Legislative Authority of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominions thereto belonging, is and shall reside in One Person, and the People assembled in Parliament: And that all Bills agreed unto by the Parliament, shall be presented to the Lord Protector for his Consent: And, in case he shall not give his Consent thereunto within Twenty Days after they shall be presented unto him; or give Satisfaction to the Parliament within the Time limited; that then such Bills shall pass into and become Laws, although he shall not give his Consent thereunto: Provided such Bills contain nothing in them contrary to such Matters wherein the Parliament shall think fit to give a Negative to the Lord Protector.

It passed in the Affirmative.

The House calling to have the Vote read;

The Question being put, That Candles be brought in;

The House was divided.

Colonel Morley, Tellers for the Noes: 76.
Sir Charles Wolsley, With the Noes,
Lord Broghill, Tellers for the Yeas: 85.
Colonel Harvey, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Affirmative.

Candles being brought in, the Vote was read; and some Exceptions were taken to some Words in the Vote: Which were now debated.

Resolved, That, instead of these Words in the same Vote, "the Lord Protector," the Words, "the said single Person," . . . .

The Question being propounded, That instead of these Words, in the same Vote, viz. "the Parliament shall think fit to give the Lord Protector a Negative; these Words be inserted, "wherein the said single Person and a Parliament shall declare a Negative to be in the said single Person;"

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.

Scandalous Ministers.

Resolved, That the Bill for ejecting scandalous Ministers, be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.