§ Mr. Burge
wished to take that opportunity to press the noble Lord opposite to answer a question which he put to him on a former evening, namely, whether the instructions for the recall of the Earl of Belmore were sent out before Government received intelligence of the late insurrection at Jamaica? He wished for an answer to that question, because most unfounded impressions prevailed in some quarters that the noble Earl's recall was connected with the rebellion.
§ Lord Althorp
said, he had not the least idea that a suspicion of the nature existed. He would state explicitly that, the instructions for the recall of Earl of Belmore were sent out before the Government knew anything of the insurrection.