HC Deb 15 February 1809 vol 12 c655
Sir J. Newport

wished to ask the right hon. secretary for Ireland, whether or not any steps had been taken for the criminal prosecution of the late collector for Cork, in consequence of his embezzlement of the public money?

Sir A. Wellesley

answered, he did not understand that any steps had been taken for his prosecution: he was now, however, in gaol.

Sir John Newport

then gave notice, that he should, on Friday next, move for leave to bring in a Bill to constitute Embezzlement of the Public Money by any collector or agent entrusted with the receipt thereof, a felony, without benefit of clergy.