§ Lord Tullamore moved, pursuant to notice, for a Select Committee to inquire into a giant of 18,000l. from the Irish Loan Commis- 594 sioners to the Grand Canal Company for the extension of the navigation to the town of Kilbeggan. His Lordship supported his Motion by declaring, that a committee to inquire into this business would expose a scene of jobbing, and enable the Parliament to put an end to much iniquity of that kind in Ireland. The grant, he contended, was illegal, the security taken for it was not sufficient, and the work proposed to be executed of no public advantage whatever.
§ Mr. Alexander Dawson
represented the work to be of great public utility, and described the opposition of the noble Lord as the result of a rivalry between him, the proprietor of the town of Tullamore, and a Mr. Lambert, the proprietor of the town of Kilbeggan.
Lord F. L. Gower
defended the loan, as made solely with a view to the public advantage, and denied that there was any jobbing in the transaction, or in any other with which the Government was connected.
§ Motion negatived without a division.