HC Deb 08 March 1841 vol 57 c34
Mr. Macaulay

rose to propose a vote of 82,266l. for the yeomanry corps. This was a considerable reduction upon the vote of last year, and when it was borne in mind that 13,000 cavalry were brought in aid of the civil power for a sum which, if applied to the organization of cavalry of the line, would not nearly produce a body of equal number, and if also it was remembered of what service the yeomanry cavalry had been during recent disturbances, he did hope that no opposition would be offered to the vote.

Mr. Hume

said, he rose, as he had done for ten years, to oppose this vote. His reason for objecting to the yeomanry cavalry was, that they had never come in contact with their fellow citizens, without engendering those unpleasant feelings which did not pass away with the hour. The same amount would very nearly establish three regiments of the line, which, in the present rapid state of travelling, would do much more service, and give much more satisfaction. He should divide the committee.

Mr. O'Connell

begged to observe, before the committee divided, that the same statement as that which had been recently make by the right hon. the Secretary at War, with regard to his determination to make representations to the Indian Government as to the condition of Roman Catholic soldiers in respect of their religious exercises, had before been made by Lord Glenelg. The complaint now made was of the disappointment of the hopes and expectations which that statement raised. He trusted, that the right hon. Gentleman would make a very strong representation to the court of directors.

Mr. P. Howard

said, that there were many Roman Catholic soldiers in Lancashire and the Highlands who were quite as badly off in respect of their religious worship as those in India.

The committee divided. Ayes 49; Noes 15:—Majority 34.

List of the AYES.
Anson, hon. Colonel Barnard, E. G.
Antrobus, E. Bellew, R. M.
Baring, rt. hon. F. T. Blake, M.
Bodkin, J. J. Morgan, O.
Bramston, T. W. Packe, C.
Briscoe, J. I. Palmerston, Viscount
Bryan, G. Parnell, rt. hn. Sir H.
Busfeild, W. Pigot, rt. hon. D.
Butler, hon. Colonel Plumptre, J. P.
Clay, W. Rose, rt. hon. Sir G.
Clive, hon. R. H. Rushbrooke, Colonel
Collier, J. Rutherford, rt. hn. A.
Coote, Sir C. H. Shaw, rt. hon. F.
Dalrymple, Sir A. Somers, J. P.
Denison, W. J. Thomas, Colonel H.
Egerton, W. T. Turner, E.
Estcourt, T. Vivian, Major C.
Glynne, Sir S. R. Vivian, J. E.
Grimsditch, T. Vivian, right hon. Sir R. H.
Heathcoat, J.
Hobhouse, T. B. Wilbraham, G.
Howard, P. H. Wood, G. W.
Kemble, H. Wood, Colonel T.
Lennox, Lord A. Yates, J. A.
Lowther, J. H. TELLERS.
Macaulay, rt. hn. T.B. Parker, J.
Mackenzie, T. Tufnell, H.
List of the NOES.
Brotherton, J. Strickland, Sir G.
Easthope, J. Tancred, H. W.
Ellis, W. Thorneley, T.
Evans, Sir De L. Wakley, T.
Ewart, W. Warburton, H.
Hutton, R. Wood, B.
O'Connell, D. TELLERS.
Salwey, Colonel Hume, J.
Seale, Sir J. H. Duncombe, T.

The vote was accordingly agreed to.