§ 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.