House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 17 February 1677

Pages 384-385

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Sabbati, 17 die Februarii, 1676.


Grand Committees.

THE Question being propounded, That the House do proceed to name their Grand Committees;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House divide.

The Noes go out.

Tellers, Sir George Downing, for the Yeas, 193.
Sir Rich. Temple,
Tellers, Sir Eliab Harvey, for the Noes, 142.
Major Hale,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House do proceed to name their Grand Committees.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Religion do sit every Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Grievances do sit every Wednesday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Trade do sit every Friday in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the House.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Courts of Justice do sit every Saturday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the House.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That a Committee of Elections and Privileges be appointed of these Members following; Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Mr. Crouch, Sir Ed. Windham, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Peter Prideaux, Sir Edward Harley, Mr. Jos. Maynard, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Otway, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Coppleston Bampfeild, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Pettus, Lord Scudamore, Sir Richard Everard, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Richard Wiseman, Lord Allington, Sir Fran. Rolls, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Knight, Sir Edward Masters, Sir John Ernle, Sir Wm. Killegrew, Colonel Titus, Mr. Robert Wright, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Grey, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Brome Whorwood, Col. Gilby, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Garaway, Sir Phil. Warwick, Lord Cavendish, Sir Geo. Reeves, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Williams, Mr. Leveson Goure, Sir Tho. Chicheley, Mr. Spry, * Humph. Hooke, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Sir Rog. Bradshaw, Lord Ancram, Mr. Wright, Mr. Jay, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir John Berkenkead, Sir John Fagg, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Nicho. Slaning, Mr. Waller, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Thomas Lee, Col. Birch, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Reeves, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Richard Ford, Sir John Rolls, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir John Hotham, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Wm. Hartopp, Alderman Love, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Sir John Robinson, Lord Filzharding, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Onslow, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Allen Broderick, Sir Geo. Courtopp, Sir John Trevor, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Powle, Lord Ashley, Sir John Covert, Sir John Bramston, Lord Hawley, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Thynne, Sir Tho. Bide, Mr. Chetwind: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to meet every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: And do take into their Consideration all such Matters as shall or may come in Question, touching Returns, Elections and Privileges; and to proceed upon Double Returns, in the First Place; and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions therein, to the House, from time to time: And all Persons that will question Returns already made, are to do it in Fourteen Days next; and so in Fourteen Days after any new Return shall be brought in: And the said Committee is to have Power to receive Petitions; and to send for Witnesses, Persons, Papers, and Records, for their Information; and to make Report of any Matter which may concern Breach of Privilege, with their Opinions therein: And all Members who are returned for Two or more Places, to make their Elections by this Day Three Weeks, for which of the Places they will serve, provided there be no Question upon the Return for that Place: And if any thing shall come in Question, touching the Return, Election, or Matter of Privilege of any Member of this Committee, such Member is to withdraw, during the Time the Matter which concerns himself is in Debate.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight a Clock.