HC Deb 18 August 1831 vol 6 cc223-4
The Marquis of Chandos

wished to ask the noble Lord (Lord Althorp) whether there was any truth in a report which he had that day heard—viz., that the Government intended to disarm the Yeomanry of Ireland.

Lord Althorp

said, that Government had measures under consideration for the regulation of the Yeomanry of Ireland. If these measures could be brought to a state of sufficient forwardness, they would shortly be submitted to the House. He could not give a direct answer to the question of the noble Lord. In considering the measures to which he alluded, the mode in which the Yeomanry should hold arms would be one of the matters to be regulated; but until those measures were matured, he could not state what it was intended that that mode should be.