§ sir J. Newport
moved that the Irish Election bill be committed, with a view, he said, to have the blanks filled up, and to have the bill printed as amended, in order that it might in this state, get into the possession of the public. But he was so convinced of the fitness and the propriety of this bill, and that the more it was considered, the more favourably it would be received, that he would abandon it for the present session, pledging himself to bring in a bill at the commencement of the next session, upon the same principle, and with the same provisions. This he did that there might be no objection as to the point of time and notice, and that no one might say that he took advantage of the influence of his official situation, when he wished the bill to rest entirely on its own merits.
§ Colonel Vereker
observed, that in agreeing to the present committal, and to the subsequent postponement of the bill until the next session, he begged not by any means to be understood to consent to the principle. The bill was founded on injustice and an invasion of the chartered right of all the corporations in Ireland: charters granted at the earliest period of our history, and enjoyed unmolested and unimpaired, until attacked by the hon. baronet. He should exert every means in his power to pro[...]re the ready petitions of every part of Ireland against this unjustifiable measure, which so far from being beneficial to Ireland, was, he well knew, intended [...] to serve that hon. baronet's purpose in the city of Waterford alone.—The bill then went through a committee; the report was received; the bill ordered to be printed, and to be taken into further consideration on that day trio months.