HC Deb 12 August 1836 vol 35 cc1208-9

The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the third reading of the Corporate Property (Ireland) Bill.

Mr. Harvey

wished to know why the principle contained in this Bill had not been applied to a similar description of property in this country? The object of this Bill—and a very desirable object it was—was to prevent the Corporations of Ireland from dealing with the property confided to their care, until a measure for the better regulation of the Municipal Corporations of Ireland should have passed both Houses of Parliament.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

said, that the motive and reason for passing this Bill did not exist as regarded England. The necessity for this Bill arose from the fact of the other House of Parliament having rejected a Bill which provided for the better regulation of Corporate Property in Ireland. Had that Bill passed through the other House of Parliament, the present Bill would have been wholly unnecessary.

The Solicitor-General

reminded the hon. Member for Southwark, that in the English Bill of last year a provision was introduced which had the effect that the present Bill would have—namely, to prevent the alienation of corporate property until the Bill for the better regulation of Municipal Corporations should have come into operation.

Bill read a third time and passed.