HC Deb 25 July 1831 vol 5 cc307-8
Sir H. Parnell

moved, that the sum of 351,360l. 5s. 1d. be granted to his Majesty, for defraying the charge of the Disembodied Militia of Great Britain and Ireland, for the year 1831.

Mr. George Robinson

objected to voting so large a grant at so late an hour.

Mr. Spring Rice

said, that of all the grants proposed, this was the least objectionable. It was not an estimate prepared by Government, but was taken on the Report of a Committee to which the several Estimates had been submitted.

Sir H. Hardinge

said, that if hon. Members had no objections to the detail, the objection, if any, to the principle, could be better made on bringing up the report.

Mr. Hunt

protested against any large grant being voted at that late hour. Instead of the Government economizing, they were expending the money on new schemes, What was the reason for this?

Lord Althorp

said, the disturbed state of the country made it necessary to call out the Militia this year.

Vote agreed to—House resumed.