HC Deb 30 May 1832 vol 13 cc209-10

Lord Tullamore moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee on this Bill.

Mr. O'Ferrall

said, that Bill would do a great injustice to Philipstown, and he moved that the Bill be referred to a Committee, Ever since 1786 there had been a family dispute between the noble Lord connected with Philipstown, and the noble Lord connected with Tullamore, and the whole business seemed to him a sort of family job. The question ought to be left to the Chancellor and the Judges. If the Bill were carried, a considerable expense would be entailed on the county.

Lord Tullamore

said, that the Bill was necessary for the convenience of the King's County, and he could assure the House that he did not take it up as a family affair. He was ill abroad when the gentlemen of the county began the business.

Mr. Crampton

thought that the Bill ought not to be passed without inquiry as to the existence of the inconvenience which it proposed to remove.

Mr. O'Connell

thought that the transfer of the Court-house of Tullamore was necessary.

Mr. Henry Grattan

said that the removal of the Court-house was unnecessary.

Mr. Baring

thought that, to prevent wranglings in that House on local and personal questions, the best course would be, to extend to Ireland the law, which in England leaves it to the Lord Chancellor and the Judges to determine where the Assizes should be held.

Mr. Robert Grant

did not think that there was any occasion for a Committee. The facts which were admitted showed the necessity of the removal.

The House divided on the Original Motion Ayes 50; Noes 38:—Majority 12.

The House resolved into a Committee; the Bill having been considered, the House resumed.