HC Deb 13 May 1814 vol 27 c871
Mr. Knox

, seeing the right hon. Secretary for Ireland in his place, observed, that he was, no doubt, well acquainted with the late proceedings of the Catholic Board. It was his opinion, that government ought to take every step to put down an evil which excited alarm in the minds of every well wisher to the prosperity of Ireland; and he wished to know what it was the intention of government to do in this business?

Mr. Peel

said, the subject was at present under the consideration of the executive power; but he did not feel that he could at present give any answer.

Mr. Knox

said, a large proportion of the Protestant population of Ireland were deeply interested in this matter.