HC Deb 19 May 1806 vol 7 cc254-5
Sir J. Newport

moved for leave to bring in a bill to repeal the Irish Additional Force act. He observed that the act, as far as it respected this country, having been repealed, after it very full discussion, it would not be necessary for him to say much on the subject; but it might be asserted with truth, that all the objections to the act, as applicable to this country, applied with additional weight to the case of Ireland. There, parochial aid could not be generally had recourse to, [...] many parishes there were no parish officers whatever. Accordingly the practice of raising men by bounties, which the act was designed to prevent, was almost universally followed. In some parts of the country, the quota of men were raised by individuals employed for the purpose, who received a premium at so much per head. Very great difficulties also had arisen in raising the penalties under the act; and upon the whole, the general objections to the act applied to Ireland even more strongly than they did to this country.—Leave was then granted accordingly.