§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer
said, he had to move for a Treasury minute. A pension of 3,000l. a-year had been granted to Lord Sidmouth by his Majesty George 3rd. His noble Friend at the head of the Government had lately received a letter from Lord Sidmouth, in which the noble Lord requested that his noble Friend would lay before his Majesty his resignation of that pension. Every man must acknowledge that the noble Lord had acted in a manner highly honourable to him. He (the Chancellor of the Exchequer) now moved for a copy of the Treasury minute for carrying this offer into effect.
§ Mr. Hume
said, that this information was very satisfactory. He hoped the example would have imitators. While on this subject, he must express the high respect which he had always felt for a noble Lord (the Marquis of Camden) who had given up that which would have produced, by this time, above 250,000l. of the public money. Instead, however, of receiving the credit which was due to so disinterested an act, it had been said that he had set a bad example.
§ Motion agreed to.