brought up the Report of the Committee for advancing 500,000l. of Exchequer bills, on loan in Ireland.
Mr. Robert Gordon
wished to know, whether this sum was to be appropriated by Commissioners appointed by the Bill, or was the appointment of such Commissioners to vest in the Treasury?
replied, it was to be under the control of Commissioners appointed by, and responsible to, the Treasury.
§ Mr. Wyse
hoped, that these Commis- 618 sioners would have the power of sanctioning works which now required an Act of Parliament. The expense of procuring such Acts was a great hindrance to improvement in Ireland. He had previously suggested the propriety of establishing a Board with such a power, and he hoped, that the Government would take the opportunity of carrying his suggestion into effect.
§ Resolutions agreed to, and Bill ordered to be brought in, pursuant to the said Resolutions.